Interview Owen McCann

Photography has the capacity to illuminate everything around me.

Name: Owen McCann
Hometown: I’m from Dublin but I live in Berlin.
Style of photography: I’m not quite sure how to define my style, I tend to float between different camera formats so I’m all over the place in that regard but if I were to were to try and define myself I would say that I generally try to keep things as simple as possible.
Type of camera(s): I like small and simple cameras, the less gadgetry the better. At the moment I work mainly with the AGFA Parat half-frame camera which gives has 72 frames instead of 36 which allows you to combine a series of consecutive frames to create really interesting and simple narratives. 

What gives you inspiration?

Inspiration is a mysterious emotion, not really sure where it comes from but once it consumes me I can be inspired by literally anything.

What are your influences?

My influences don’t necessarily have to be photographers, I like art that comes from the gut,  stuff like John Cassevetes films, Charles Bukowski novels, Miles Davis, Swedish photographer Anders Petterson, Diane Arbus, people like that…

What does photography mean to you?

I have a very neurotic relationship with the medium but when I’m open to it I suppose photography has the capacity to illuminate everything around me.


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