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Issue No. 18 - Humanity

EMERGING ARTIST INTERVIEWS: Peter Hoffman

 1. Tell us about your image. Peter Hoffman: This is one way to express how I feel about our society's consumption habits and what it is doing to our world.

 

2. What type of Energy were you trying to express or capture in this photograph?

P.H.: The image is a byproduct of fossil fuels. Dirty, unsustainable, inescapable energy.

 

3. Why Photography? What about it inspires and excites you?

P.H.: I think that photography as a medium is young and malleable. I can't believe some people say it's dying. No, their way of looking at photograph is dying. Fine, get over it. It's being democratized and that also means it's being liberated. Photography was traditionally cast into the role of being a 'document' of sorts. Now, since this role is so easily fulfilled and doesn't necessarily need a professional to fulfill this, we have to think about what else it can be like never before. A photo does not and should not necessarily have the same cultural responsibility that it had last century. I'm excited about that and I want to be a part of rethinking the medium.

 

4. Our upcoming issue is centered around the theme of 'Fantasy'. What is your fantasy, right now? 

P.H.: To make one work that lasts longer than I do.

 

 

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