A selection of photos by Alan Wilson a.k.a. AZUREBUMBLE featuring Dalhousie building from Dundee University (Scotland)
Dalhousie Building 8 (2012)
Dalhousie Building 7 (2012)
Dalhousie Building 6 (2012)
Dalhousie Building 5 (2012)
Dalhousie Building 3 (2012)
Dalhousie Building 2 (2012)
– Hello, Alan. How would you describe this set of images?
– These images are monumental and minimal, concerning form, light and colour…
– As a photographer, what do you find interesting about urban environments and architecture? What usually attracts your visual attention?
– It can be anything really…a shape, a shadow, a form, a rhythm, a pattern, a sign, a fragment, a reflection, a juxstaposition…they’re all important and alluring in their own way.
– Which other photographic styles do you like besides architectural and urban photography?
– Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of black and white ‘street photography’ and I’m particularly drawn to the work of Lee Friedlander… I like the ambiguity, how the ‘real’ and ‘reflected’ worlds overlap and fragment, where vision/perception is questioned or becomes momentarily confused.
– What motivates you to be busy with photography, what is your goal as a photographer?
– I’m an incredibly lazy photographer! However in my defence, I do view a large amount of photographic works on the internet each day. Therefore I would tentatively suggest that a lot can be learnt via the process of ‘osmosis’… where by routinely consuming visual material one can gradually refine ones aesthetic sensibliity (although perhaps not technical ability!)
– Do you have a ‘dream location’, where would you like to take photos?
– New York or Tokyo
– What is you favourite camera?
– The human mind / memory …
– Have you publish any photo books and where do you expose your works on internet?
– I have published some works in Y SIN EMBARGO magazine by fernandoprats and in your very own Shadé books. Series of my work and others can be found on my blog Aesthetic Investigations and Tumblr. I previously published the photo book Hypo-X-Series – A Digital Curation in collaboration with Flickr Photographers. I’m currently finishing off a book of curated series from my Aesthetic investigations blog. I also have a book of graphic works called Fragmental.
– Thank you for giving me an opportunity to present a selection of your previously unpublished works and for the interview. I wish you all the best with your work.