Gick en liten tur igår; går man nerför backen mot Trolldalen, känner man vid en särskild plats…att man träder in i en annan dimension. Om man vill. Och det vill jag gärna. De här bilderna kom till mig då ;)
Läste igår en intervju med Roger Ballen, en fotograf som har berört mig mycket. Lägger med ett par citat.
”I’m really curious as to your influences other than the influences of other photographers. What sort of books do you read? Which painters do you like? What kind of music do you listen to?
I have always stated that you do not need to be involved in art to make art. I feel that one central reason for the uniqueness of my photographs can be attributed to the fact that for many decades I have worked in isolation. I like books and paintings that express a viewpoint that is either psychological or philosophical. There are too many painters and writers to mention particular ones. My favorite music is the sound of birds or silence.
These photographs reveal an obsession with and a deep love of animals. Do you think it is almost impossible to be an artist without some kind of fascination with animals? Can you explain your particular fascination with them?
I am certain that many people who create contemporary art have nothing to do with animals. My fascination with animals stems from their sense of mystery and purity. It is hard to find these same attributes in most humans.”
Hela intervjun går att läsa här: New York Social Diary: Roger Ballen at Gagosian