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Tyler Sueda

Where are you from?  I’m from Huntington Beach, California. A place that is equally beautiful and repulsive.

How long have you been taking photos?  I’ve been taking photos for about four years. Taking a photo class my senior year of high school sparked my interest.

Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  It varies from time to time. I’ve been using a Yashica T4 the most frequently lately. Contax T2s are a favorite of mine, and I am almost always carrying an Olympus Stylus. I use a Nikon FE for an SLR, until I can commit to buying a good rangefinder.

Favourite places/ways to take pictures?  I feel my best photos come from spontaneous moments. Every once in awhile I do scheduled shoots, but they don’t always work out as planned. I like taking pictures at places with flowers or a lot of color the most.

Favourite television show?  My favorite shows are The Office, Arrested Development, and other mind numbing sitcoms.

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Érika Dantas

Where are you from?  I am from São Paulo, Brasil, but I lived some years in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

How long have you been making things?  About 7 years.

What do you do when you’re not making things?  Still making things! I also travel, spend time with my boyfriend, friends, family and plants. But I am always doing my embroidery while I am “doing nothing” or resting.

Favourite materials to work with?  Paper, fabric, lines, pencil and ceramic.

Favourite films?  It depends, but this year I really enjoy 2 films. “Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo” and “Nymphomaniac”.

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Dessi Terzieva

Where are you from?  I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but I’ve lived in Detroit, USA for the majority of my life.

How long have you been making stuff?  I can’t put a number to it, I’ve always enjoyed making stuff/working with my hands. As far as consciously making “art” goes, I’d say about 4 years.

Favourite music?  Hmm, there’s lots. Lately I’ve been enjoying early 2000’s rap and r&b, the stuff I listened to in my middle and high school days.

Favourite place to travel?  Somewhere new and preferably far away. I go stir crazy if I stay anywhere too long.

Something really close to your heart?  My dog Kiko, he da best.

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Paul Loughney

Where are you from?  My studio is in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I’ve been in New York 11 years.  Philadelphia for 12 years before that. However, I was raised in North West New Jersey, an hour outside Manhattan.

How long have you been doing collage?  Seven years. The same age as my son. There were some serious shifting of gears after he was born and part of that was giving up a sizable studio and moving to a table in a spare bedroom. At that time, the process and dynamic of how I approached collage fit with my lifestyle change. The process and concepts have changed significantly since that time.  

Favourite films?  Jeez. Too many to list.  I’ve recently showed my son Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. You know, to start an appreciation of the oldies. 

 Do you have a favourite source to find materials for collages?  All the sources are free, one is not better than the other.

How do you think of your images? (Is it spontaneous, a vision, etc?)  I’ve had the spontaneous happen but it seems rare and difficult to cultivate. I tend to work on several at the same time and have different stages of how work becomes complete. That also includes when they are enlarged to make bigger collages. And, I work like a farmer; slow and steady. The current body of work has a particular feeling and look about it and that vision gets built upon slowly over time.

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Fred Free

Where are you from?  I am originally from suburban new jersey and am currently living on the edge of boston.

How long have you been doing collage?  My whole life, but with more focus in the last 20 years and still more in the last 10.

Favourite film?  I don’t have just one. My favourite genre/era though is dystopic movies from the late 60s/early 70s.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?  I wanted to be a drummer, architect and/or artist.

Do you have a favourite place to find materials for your collage work?  No favourite here either. i find things in alleys, at estate sales, on ebay, in friends’ basements, at my local library’s permanent book sale. anywhere and everywhere.

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Adrien Blondel

Where are you from?  I am from Normandy, France, and currently reside in the US.

How long have you been taking photos?  I have been taking photos for a long time, probably ten years, but I’ve only become more prolific in the past couple years. I do a few photographic jobs but my main area of work is film making.

Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  I shoot with a Hasselblad 500 and a canon 5dmk2. I like the look, control and convenience of digital, but I enjoy the weight and mechanical aspect of the hasselblad. I liked the 4.5/6 aspect ratio that I had on my old mamiya.

Favourite books?  Milan Kundera, Tom Robbins, Sartre or Yoko Ogawa are some of my favorite writers.

What are your favourite locations to take photos?  I am most inspired by small villages where the nature’s emptiness collides with human presence. I like this relationship between nature and architecture, the border that tends to blur. I took a trip to some small villages before the north cap in Norway to take a few photos and this was probably the most inspiring place for me.

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Katrina Cervoni

Where are you from?  I’m from Toronto, Canada.

How long have you been taking photos?  I’ve been taking photos since I was in high school (8-10 years ago) on a shitty little digital camera. I started shooting film in University and began taking photography more seriously just before and during my studies in Amsterdam.

Favourite music?  Man that’s a hard question! I like a lot of music but I guess I will just list a few: U.S. Girls, The Animals, Dirty Beaches, T- Rex, Free Kitten (Kim Gordon’s old band - so good). 

What did you want to be when you were a kid?  I wanted to be so many things! I had some mainstays, though: a writer, a teacher (simply because I liked writing on the chalkboard) or an artist.  When I was 6 or 7, I imagined myself as an artist when I grew up. At that point in time I actually thought being an artist just meant you were one of those people that hung out at a park and painted scenes and portraits, and somehow money just fell into your pockets. I was a super daydreamer - so many of my teachers told my parents things like ”Katrina is a great student, but her head is up in the clouds sometimes.” Haha.

Do you have a favourite camera to work with?  Yeah! I have a few that I switch back and forth and am always on the lookout for new ones. I usually shoot with a pretty common camera: a Pentax k1000, but I’ve been really into shooting with this awesome 4-lens stereo camera that my friend Mahro gave to me. I love it because it allows me to make 3D gifs out of the photos really easily.

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Lisa Eisenbrey

Where are you from?   Austin, Texas USA

How long have you been working with collage?  About ten years.

Favourite book?  My favorite writers are the ones who can make you laugh and break your heart at the same time. My current favorites are George Saunders, Lorrie Moore, Sherman Alexie, and Aleksandar Hemon.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?  A writer, archaeologist or zoologist.

Do you have a favourite source to gather materials for collage?  I get some of my material from thrift stores and used book stores, but the best source is usually estate sales.

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Taís Toti

Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Belo Horizonte and I’m currently living in São Paulo, Brazil.

How long have you been taking photos?  I started in college, when I got an internship in the school’s photo lab. After that I stopped for a few years because I didn’t have the money to buy an SLR camera and I thought you had to have a professional expensive camera to take good photos. Four years ago I realized that made no sense, bought some new batteries for my family’s Olympus Stylus Epic and started taking pictures of almost everything.

Do you have a favourite camera?  Yes. The Olympus mju II/Stylus Epic. I am very fond of the Pentax K-1000 as well.

Favourite movie?  I like almost all teen/high school movies, especially John Hughes flicks, Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?  I wanted to be a poet. I used to make these little DIY books with poems about the flowers we had in our building’s garden. I even won a poetry contest in school when I was 11. 

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Cole Michael Carter

Where are you from?  I am originally from San Clemente, CA. Currently I am residing in San Francisco, CA. 

How long have you been doing creative stuff?  Around 10 years. I started with painting and illustration before moving to photography.

Favourite music?  I listen to a lot of early punk/garage music. Anything that sounds raw, shitty, and ugly is appealing to me. Also, I listen to early Rockabilly, Delta Blues, and Country music. 

What did you want to be when you were a kid?  When I was real young I wanted to be a professional Baseball player. I watched the Sandlot religiously as a child. As I got a little older I remember wanting to be an artist. My grandfather is a professional watercolor painter, so that really inspired me to become an artist. 

Can you talk a little about your next project?  I am combining the sloppy and ugly paint jobs used to cover up graffiti and creating abstract digital manipulated photographs. Every time I walk pass a cover up on a wall I see potential abstract artwork. The title is called Fresh Coat of Paint.

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