Interview Jordi Huisman

Photography is a way of dealing with time.

Name: Jordi Huisman
Hometown: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Style of photography: I’d say documentary, although I’m trying to work autonomously. But I ain’t creative enough.
What type of cameras: Too much, it confuses me. For free/documentary work I use a Mamiya 7 and c330 and Hasselblad 503. For work I mostly use Canon DSLRs.

What gives you inspiration?

Always a really hard question since it’s such a subconscious process. It has a lot to do with my state of mind, the weather and my surroundings. I believe music has a lot to do with it as well. Novels also inspire me, in particular the work of Haruki Murakami.

What are your influences?

Great photography that can be found on Flickr, blogs, online magazines and such. Besides that, the work photographers like Rob Hornstra, Alec Soth and Nadav Kandar. The kind of camera I use also influences me a great deal. I can’t make the same images with digital cameras as I do with film cameras. And again, music and novels. Inspiration and influences are basically the same thing to me.

Why did you choose these photos?

They captured exactly the feeling or moment that triggered me to take the picture.

What does photography mean to you?

It’s a way of dealing with time. The whole concept of time intrigues me. I probably sound like an old man now, but it frightens me that time flies with ever increasing speed. With photography, I’m trying to slow it down by catching little snippets of it.


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