We interviewed Patrick Wack to find out more about his travels in China that unexpectedly lasted over a decade, growing up in Paris, and how his love for analogue processes informs his aesthetic.
IP: Where did you grow up as a child?
PW: I was born in Cannes in the south of France, but grew up in the well-off suburbs of Paris.
IP: What are some of your first memories in being interested in photography? Did you study for it or are you self-taught?
PW: I am self-taught, and partly YouTube-taught as some call it. I just moved to China in 2006 and called myself a photographer, then learned the craft along the way.
My father used to work for Picto in Paris when I was a child. Picto was the most famous professional lab in France, where artists like Koudelka and advertising pros alike would come for development and printing. My father was on the management side but did develop an interest in photography. ...
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Chit is a barber and a fashion model, who came as a child from Cambodia to Thailand to seek refuge. Aserica had a chance to ask him a few questions about his past and his passions.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months/O.Wilde/ Fashions have done more harm than revolutions/V.Hugo/ I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man/W.Shakespeare/ Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics/B.Shaw/ There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist/Rand/ Fashion, wasn't what you wore someplace anymore. It was the whole reason for going/A.Warhol/ I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety/Aucoin/ Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs/Beene/ Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about/B.Blass/
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Julien Besson, French photographer, has been a regular contributor to Aserica for the past four years. Through following his work, we have noticed how his old school aesthetic and interest in urban culture and youth have produced some remarkable images. We interviewed him about his latest series to find out more.
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