I think photography and music go hand-in-hand.
Name: Spencer Tweedy.
Hometown: I was born and am being raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Style of photography: Impromptu photojournalism and portraiture.
Type of camera(s): Canon T1i for digital, and a 70′s Olympus OM-1 for film (plus a few others).
Website: http://spencertweedy.com and Flickr
What gives you inspiration?
My inspiration comes from the weird things you see on the street, in the home, or really just wherever I am. I have a lot of fun making pictures with my little brother Sammy (and sometimes his friends; they’re ten-year-olds) – most of the time, he’s reluctant, but once in awhile I’m able to get a few odd fun ones outta’im. I also find a lot of inspiring photographers from “zines” like fourteen-nineteen and Holy Ghost, and especially Booooooom and this one!
What are your influences?
As an aspiring photographer (and just a person who loves photos), I have an extremely lacking cultural knowledge of actual professional photographers. I know enough about cameras and the art itself to maybe get a passing grade on some photography test (if I ever came across one), but I’m ashamed to say that in terms of “da legends” (other than Eggleston, basically), and the non-legends… I’m not to well-versed. BUT – I’d say my favorite photographer right now is Justin Ouellette. I also like Mary Robinson.
Why did you choose these photos?
Photojournalism and portraiture, if I had to choose a category. I like weird, creative photographs.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography to me is another way to express feelings. I’m a musician, too, and I think photography and music go hand-in-hand in that, through them, you are expressing a feeling to another human being. Or, in some cases, not to another human being; just to yourself or a journal or something. But both are definitely a vessel of some sort of “storage” and “transfer” of feelings. I love it.
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