Interview Patricia Karallis

Photography for me is a way to record, produce memories and also a way to connect with people.

Name: Patricia Karallis
Hometown: Mildura, Australia but now residing in London
Style of photography: Portraiture / Documentary
Type of camera(s): I have an old Canon 35mm film camera that I use regularly. Digital choice is the 5D and I also love the Mamiya RB67.
Website: www.patriciakarallis.com & patriciakarallis.tumblr.com

What gives you inspiration?

It’s usually something or someone that has an interesting story. I’m usually drawn to themes surrounding identity, culture and/ or class.

What are your influences?

I like a lot of different work and always have difficulty answering this type of question. I love Lise Sarfati’s portraits and she was a major influence on my last series ‘On The Cusp’. I love the feel of her photographs, they’re quite cinematic and I like the fact that she uses film and natural light; this is an aesthetic I also prefer when shooting portraits. There’s a sense of loneliness and maybe yearning in her photographs that I really connect with. I also love the work of Paul Graham. I went to see his retrospective show at The Whitechapel Gallery last year and it blew me away.

Why did you choose these photos?

They’re four of my favourite portraits, either of loved ones or from recent projects.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography for me is a way to record, produce memories and also a way to connect with people. I use photography as a way for me to understand myself and surrounding cultures.

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