Interview Érinn Cunningham

Photography is a way for me to enagage the world, and reflects the way I feel about it.

Name: Érinn Cunningham
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Style of Photography: Urban/Documentary/Art
Type of Cameras: 95% of my work is shot with film, mostly black and white. I do use a digital when I travel, but it mainly collects dust. These days, my favourite cameras are my Pentax 6×7, Mamiya M645 and my default camera, my Pentax Spotmatic. I do have an eclectic group of cameras that tend to see less use, such as my Holga, Vivitar Ultrawide & Slim and a folding Voigtlander Bessa that come out when the mood hits me.
Website: www.urbannation.net

What gives you inspiration?

Cities. They speak an abundance about the people who inhabit them. They can be profoundly inspiring in their beauty, or absurdly ugly, depending on which city you’re in, or even which direction you face.

What are your influences?

Urban planning, which is my formal training led me into photography, as well as a (hopefully healthy) curiosity about why things are the way they are.

Why did you choose these photos?

I think they fairly represent my current interests and are also current works. Night photography has been one of my main areas of work, recently.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography is a way for me to enagage the world, and reflects the way I feel about it, where I am and my mood. It is profoundly personal on a lot of levels. That’s why my work can range from night photography, to random shots from my daily journeys, to my travel snapshots.

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