To me looking at a photo is like staring at fire.
Name: Dusdin Condren
Hometown: I live in New York now.
Style of Photography: Portraits, usually of people.
Type of Camera: I use a Polaroid 600SE, a Mamiya 645, a Canon AE-1, a Leica M8, and occasionally use SX70s, Spectras, Holgas, C330s, among others.
Website: http://dusdincondren.com, Flickr
What gives you inspiration?
The thrill of organizing variables into something that I find beautiful or engaging and the thought that my work can give the people looking at it a similar thrill.
What are your influences?
I spent a few years in academia, working on literature. I like movies and theatre. I like art and art history. I get ideas from looking at the work of other photographers.
Why did you choose these photos?
I am happy with them.
What does photography mean to you?
I like to think of photography as a pre-linguistic pleasure. Rarely do I look at a picture and have some sort of immediate coherent sentence to say about it, other than “I want to make something this good!” or “What the hell?” Later on I’ll make analyses, but to me that has less to do with photography than it does with language or the need to communicate with fellow viewers. To me looking at a photo is like staring at fire. You look and it makes your brain move in strange ways.
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