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IP: Where were you born/grow up? Where do you live now?
AC: I grew up outside of Philadelphia and I now live in London. In between, I've lived in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Berlin.
IP: What was your dream as a kid?
AC: I wanted to be a singer and an actor.
IP: How did you start taking photos professionally?
AC: I went to school for theatre and after I graduated became sort of stalled - my creativity was, up until that point, contingent on a script, other actors, a director and venue. And I just didn't have that framework anymore. So I started to shoot as a way to feel like I was creating something on a daily basis. But it took me maybe 3 or 4 years before I considered myself a professional and started taking jobs.
IP: What inspires you when taking photos?
AC: People and character. Specificity of space. Light.
IP: It seems that you reduce people to form and t...
Alexan Sarikamichian is an Argentinian film director and producer who makes short films and music videos. His work is often inspired by what he calls the “golden moment of youth”; adolescence and discovering love and sexuality. Always ready to experiment and challenge himself, Alexan has begun taking photographs, mixing his talents from film and directing into other mediums.
LA: Can we set the scene by going back? Transport us to your childhood. What was Alexan like as a child?
AS: As a child I didn’t have any fears, I had a very happy childhood, my parents always gave me a lot of freedom, and I lived in a house situated in front of a park, so I had no time to get bored. I liked to put together activities, I organized parades, TV shows, skate championships, musicals, and I always had many female friends, so I spent most of my time with girls. I grew up surrounded by women and my life is still that way. They have a stro...
This series is a work in progress, inspired by the people and landscapes Gallon met while deliberately losing himself in over 31 states in the US. He attempts to explore the personal histories of the those he meets in his travels through dialogue, spending time with them, and finally taking their portrait.
IP: Where were these photos taken?
PG: Since 2015 I have been working on a photographic series called “An Anthology of Common Conversation”. The work explores recent social and political changes in the USA from a queer European perspective. Since its beginning, I documented people and places in 31 US states. It’s a work in progress which will continue until at least 2020 and will be published as a series of newsprint photo books, of which the first two issues have just been released.
IP: What was your process of taking these photos? Did you stumble across them or did you seek them out?
PG: The concept...
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Italian actor, Giampiero Judica, is known for his roles in both popular Italian and Hollywood films. In this interview, we get to know more about p...