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Kyle W. Smith

Where are you from?  I live in San Francisco

How long have you been taking photos?  Taking photos for about 5-10 years. For the past few years, I’ve only really been shooting with 35mm color.

Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  My fav camera is whatever can fit snug in my pocket, but I seem to stick with Olympus point n shoots. Right now I have an Olympus accura 80s.

What crosses your mind when pairing/grouping your photos?  For pairings, a number of things can go through my head as to what I think is “aesthetically pleasing”. Similarities in shape and color are usually what draws me to pair photos. I try not to make it too complicated in my head when thinking about it. I’ll see two images. It clicks. And that’s that. Other times, I’ll pair photos that have some kind of connection, or relationship with one another.

Favourite book?  As of recently, my fav book is probably Martin Parr’s “Life’s A Beach”. He sure can capture color! Some books that ring in my head often are Rinko Kawauchi’s “AILA”, and Kazuyoshu Usui’s “Showa 88”. I like the Contemporary Japanese “photoscene”. There’s some good stuff comin out of there!

See more of his work here and his tumblr here 

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Mariano Peccinetti

Where are you from?  Mendoza , Argentina 

How long have you been working with collage?  I started in November, 2012

Do you have a favourite place to find materials?  Seeking to scan a lot of material,  I love art blogs, fall in love with vintage photographs, especially landscapes.

Favourite place to travel?  All sites that have mountains and sea are my weakness.

Favourite films?  Many films of David Lynch, Alejandro Jodorowsky,Jean Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut,  Stanley kubrick, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola , Hayao Miyazaki , and  consider  Martin Scorsese

See more of his work here and his tumblr here

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Andrea Burgay

Where are you from?  I am originally from Syracuse, NY and have lived in Brooklyn, NY for the last 11 years. Next month I will be moving to New Orleans, LA.

How long have you been making stuff?  When I was a kid, I made collages with my Mom, specifically an alphabet book. I always liked drawing, studied painting, sculpture and printmaking, and have been making work that moves toward combining these different media for the last several years.

What do you do when you’re not making stuff?  I teach art in elementary schools. I also drink coffee, cook, and watch movies (especially horror films).

What are your favourite materials to work with?  I am interested in the textures of different types of printed paper and how they react, sometimes degrade, with adhesives, fabrics and the feelings they bring up, and I couldn’t make anything without scissors and glue.

Favourite music?  Recently––Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John (Gris-gris), Steve Earle, and LCD Soundsystem.

On permanent rotation––Nick Cave, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Silver Jews, Warren Zevon, Gypsyphoic Disko..

See more of her work here

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Joseba Eskubi

Where are you from?  I am from Bilbao, Basque Country.

How long have you been making art?  I don´t remember exactly the dates, it´s just a part of my life

Do you have a preference of painting or collage, or do you like them equally?  I work seamlessly in both media without problems; they are complementary processes

What do you do when you’re not making art?  The normal activities of daily living: eating, sleeping, talking …

Favourite artists?  I love a lot of them, for example, Cristine Guinamand, Luis Candaudap, Alfonso Gortázar…

See more of his work here

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Marco Migani

Where are you from?  I’m from Rimini, Italy. The city where I was born and where currently I live.

How long have you been working with collage?  I started to make collage seriously about 5 years ago.

Do you have a favourite place to find materials from?  My favourite “place” is everywhere! On the border of the street, inside abandoned house, outside the trash cans…

What do you do when you’re not making art?  I listen and make music, walk around the city taking photos and watch movies when I’m tired.

Favourite films?  Sorry but I can’t answer to this question…I like too many films. But the last good film  that I watched is “Adams æbler”

See more of his work here and here

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Jesse Treece

Where are you from?   Born and raised in Seattle, Wa.

How long have you been working with collage?   I think it was late 2009 when I really started getting into it. Before that I used to draw and doodle on everything.

Do you have a favourite source to gather materials from?  I use National Geographic a lot but I try to mix it up. I have some great old books and magazines that I pick up at thrift stores. My most recent finds are books on gems and New Zealand, and some 70’s issues of Family Circle.

How do you think of your images? (Is it spontaneous, a vision, etc?)  I’ve been working very spontaneously lately and making these sort of minimal psychedelic landscapes that are populated less with people and more with otherworldly shapes, colors and vegetation. 

Favourite books?   I’m reading lots of graphic novels and comics right now but some favorite books from the last few years are The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Neuromancer by William Gibson, The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman, The Valis trilogy by Philip K. Dick.

See more of his work here

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Josias Scharf

Where are you from?   I am from Recife, a city on the coast of Brazil. I live in Berlin (Germany) since 2001.

How long have you been painting?  I have been painting since my childhood, because I always wanted to be an artist. I finished my studies in fine arts in 2000 at university and since 2008 I work in my studio in Berlin. 

Favourite types of paint to use?   I don’t have a favourite type of paint. I use what I need in the process. The most of my works are mixed media. This shows the way how I see the world; a mix of “things” that interact together. 

What do you do when you’re not painting?  When I am not painting I am doing a lot of other things that are connected with art: photography, art workshops, observation and search for solutions to my pictures, marketing of my work, etc.

See more of his work here

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Sebastian Reiser

Where are you from?  Graz, Austria.

How long have you been taking photos?  I bought my first camera in 2007.
Where are your favourite places to take photos?  In the Mountains.
Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  My Mamiya 7 is probably still one of my favourite cameras.

Favourite books?  Photo Books of course ;)

See more of his work here and his tumblr here

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Cameron Orr

Where are you from?  I’m originally from a small village called Fairlie on the west coast of Scotland but I am currently based in Dundee. 

How long have you been making stuff?  I've been drawing and making stuff for as long as I can remember but it's probably only in the past two years that I've actually found the kind of stuff that I want to be making. 

Favourite materials to work with?  Absolutely anything! I like working with somewhat strange materials and putting certain things together that otherwise would not normally be but together outwith an art context. (e.g. plasticine and concrete or dead wasps and fake gold etc). I like the alchemical idea of putting emphasis on the essence of materials as opposed to their physical form. 

How do you think of your images?  The way in which I approach making art is 90% intuitively led. I am a huge believer in the notion of making things by feeling or instinct. The outcome is often quite surprising and takes you down paths that you would not normally have considered. Somewhere along the process, narratives and concepts begin to appear and I then begin to feed these into the work in an effort to solidify the piece’s conceptual elements. That being said, I am very open to the viewer creating their own interpretation. 

Favourite films?  Donny Darko, Labyrinth, Toxic Avenger, The Goonies, Enter the Void, anything with Nicolas Cage. Probably a million other things I’m forgetting.

See more of his work here

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