Interview Chris Round

I love the idea that I have captured a faction of time that will never exist again. 

Name: Chris Round
Hometown: Originally from the UK but live and work in Sydney, Australia
Style of photography: Post-natural, human-influenced and contemporary landscape. 
Type of Camera: Mainly my trusty Pentax 67. I also have a Canon 5D Mk11, an old Nikon F90, and even older Nikkormat FT2. 
Website: www.roundtheplace.com & www.facebook.com/roundtheplace

What gives you inspiration?

I gain inspiration from a couple different sources. Firstly from the everyday world: stopping and observing the strange interactions between man and nature (and vise versa). Secondly from great ideas – in art, design, advertising, architecture, film, anything. I love experiencing great ideas and they inspire me to push my my own work that bit further.

What are your influences?

There are so many influences I have had in my photographic work and also in other creative areas. They can come from a chance encounter in a street that sparks an idea, from reading books, to more considered artistic influences. Photographically I remember seeing Joel Sternfeld’s photograph ‘Mclean, Virginia’ when I was young and have admired his work ever since. In the short list of photography influences are also Jeff Wall, Joel Mayerwitz, Andreas Gursky, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Edward Burtynsky, Thomas Struth, Geert Glorisand, Frank Breuer, blimey I could go on and on. Contemporary and conceptual art influence my thinking too, from the abstract expressionists to minimalism and conceptual art of people like Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread and Thomas Locher to name a few.

Why did you choose these photos?

I believe they are a good reflection of my work at the moment.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography gives me an outlet that allows me to explore new places and ideas. It’s an old notion but I also love the idea that I have captured a faction of time that will never exist again. 

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