Interview with Scott Hunter.

1. What do you think makes analog photography different from digital?
Analog photography has a soul. I'm not sure that digital is photography anymore, i'm not sure what that is now...graphic design or something...not even good graphic design. I can explore film grain all day is too harsh. I only really use digital for test shots now.

 What do you love about light leaks?
I guess it's the sporadicness of them. They can create some really interesting abstract images. Some of the old Polaroids I use leak which has actually enhanced the image on occasion. They enable even a simple snapshot to become unique.

3. H
ow come you got interested in photography?
It started off as a documentation of my travels. Having worked in a variety of creative arts projects i have met a lot of interesting and talented people (street artists, musicians etc. so i started photographing them as a diary really. People seemed to like my approach to photography as i strayed from the norm and i guess it all just evolved from there. Now i try to explore the art of photography.

Interview with Charlotte Signell.

(portrait of Charlotte Signell by Amanda M. Jansson)

(photos by Lina Eidenberg)

1. What's the most fun partabout being a stylist?
I don't consider myself a stylist exactly, I´m ajournalist and sometimes editors ask me to do stylistjobs, but it has neverbeen my plan. I actually don´t even think I´m that good at styling but it´s niceto be creative and come up with ideas.The most fun part must be to mix stuff up and try to turn my vision into a beautiful or crazy picure. I work with a lotof photografhers and it´s really inspiring to just sit down and brainstormideas.

2. Which decade interests you the most regardingfashion and styling?
The sixties and the seventies. I just lovepictures, music and clothes from that era. You know I have so many dressesfrom the 60s-7s0 that I used to call myself a dress collector as an excuse to buymore of them. I love psychadelic patterns, big hair and false eyelashes.

3. What are your favourite designers or shops?
Ohh I´m trying to NOT shop. I think people consumetoo much, I prefer vintage clothes. I have never been a fashionable girl in the conventional sense. Idress in stuff I find in my mother's basement most of the time, it´s like thebest place ever to find stuff in. But it´s empty soon. I care more aboutvisions than trends. My swedish favorite designer is Ida Sjöstedt, just loveher cute fairytale dresses. I´ve done a lot of wedding fashion reports and herdresses are perfect as wedding dresses. Diana Orving is another of my swedishfavorite designers. My favorite shops are: Tjallamalla, FlyingA vintage, Less is more and Cherry on top. Sometimes I shopat Beyond Retro too.

Interview with Sophie Fontaine.

1. What makes you interested in old things?
I've always been attracted by old things and the exquisite smell of dust...
I grew up surrounded by paintings, stuffed animals and all sorts of hand-made items (my father was a school teacher and an accomplished artist) ...
When I was a little girl, my grandparents lived in the neighboring house...
Today,it is an old building, full of memories and dusty things...and then also, wonderful libraries, filled with an abundant selection of old books...
One has the impression that these objects have a soul; one attaches powers to them, and reaches their poetry...
This is why I return here to rejuvenate myself and find inspiration.

2. Is your world outside photography the same as in the pictures?
My work is made up of my emotions, my dreams and nightmares....
I'm a daydreamer...A solitary person.
Always in the moon, but cramming in, inside my head, all kinds of images and words...
I'm continually looking for some type of magic,but also darkness.
The most crucial difference with my photos is that I live in a city, while I prefer a wild environment for my pictures!
Fortunately, I take long walks as often as possible...

3. Are you happy with the impossible project?
I must confess that I'm very happy with the Impossible Project.
It's a wonderful opportunity to give a second life to old cameras, and a goldmine for analogue photography lovers.
Some time ago, I fell in love with Polaroïd and "lomography", and Impossible Project allows me to satisfy my passion....
Without this, some of my cameras would certainly gather dust!

Syd Barrett as an artist.

Roger Keith 'Syd' Barrett (1946-2006) was born on January 6th 1946. While Roger was still in his infancy, his creative talents became apparent: as a teenager, Roger began to attend extra Saturday morning art classes at Homerton College.
In 1964 Syd enrolled at Camberwell College of Arts in South London. He proved to be a  very talented painter.
In the 70s he withdrew and returned to painting, his first creative love producing large abstract canvasses and impressionistic works taken from still life.
His total disinterest in materialism, had a profound affect on his art: once he had completed a painting, he would often photograph it and destroy the canvas or paint over it.

Mary Ellen Mark in Black and White.

Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most awarded and respected photographers today. She has published a great number of books and exhibited everywhere in the world, also working on editorials and in the cinema (e.g with Tim Burton). Her work, usually in black and white, deals with issues such as prostitution, homelessness, loneliness, drug addiction, mental illness, strange people, outsiders. She sees what other people don't see and in a way other people can't see. Characteristic to her perspective is what she says about children: "I’ve always felt that children and teenagers are not “children,” they’re small people. I look at them as little people and I either like them or I don’t like them."

Audrey Kawasaki on Wood.

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.
The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. they exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. these mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of their bedroom eyes.

Something Strange from Gloria Marigo.

22 year old photographer, Gloria Marigo lives in Italy. She started taking photos 4 years ago, kinda by accident. At first as you can see here it was landscapes and still life that caught her eye but then she began discovering people, and dedicated herself to portraying them the way she sees them. When she finds the right model for her she just knows instantly. Principally, she shoots digital, yet lately she got into the magical world of analog photography and has developed a real passion for it. She is a devoted fan of Polaroid by now. Her favourite photographers, from which she drew inspiration are: Tim Walker (her dream is to collaborate with him one day) & Annie Leibovitz. Her work is mainly soft, faded and strange. You can now buy her photobook as well by clicking HERE

Gloria Marigo on Flickr.