IN CONVERSATION WITH: KEVIN CORRADO
Tell us about yourself and how you started photography…
My photography began, when I first bought a camera, freshman year of college. It was only a point and shoot, that fit into my pocket. I had originally bought it, so I could take pictures of my drawings, but quickly began expanding the subject of my pictures.
What do you enjoy the most about Photography that makes you go out and shoot everyday?
Mostly I enjoy physical activity within photography. Growing up, I’ve always been athletic, but also into art. Photography seems to be the perfect medium where one can create art while being active.
How does the entire photographic process begin for you?
Usually the process begins by conceiving a concept, followed by a quick sketch in my book. Its nice to have a sketch, with your intended tones, e.g. dark subject, light background or Vice Versa. This way I can easily refer back to my idea, when I find the shoot isn’t turning out how I planned. On the other hand, when I photograph with friends, I usually let the and adventure take over, and photograph whatever I find interesting. I find it less fun to expect some sort of end product when shooting with friends.
Is it confusing or hard to visualize the idea into a final outcome?
I never really find it hard to visualize an idea into something I know could be photographed, although I often lack the skill to execute certain ideas.
How would you define a perfectly executed conceptual piece/or a perfect photograph?
Perfect is an opinion.
Is there a photograph by another photographer that touched your heart recently?
That doesn’t sound very sanitary.
Where exactly do you source inspiration from, and what do you do at the times of complete saturation?
I’m constantly looking at so much work on the Internet, sometimes it’s hard to source where my inspiration comes from. Inspiration even comes from locations I find that I feel hold really promising photographs. Two of my favorite sites for inspiration are C-41, and Stampsy.
Would you like to share some stories from the times when you are out photographing? Some of your artist secrets…
Sometimes I lose my glasses when I’m out shooting, and know that I’m completely screwed. The secret is to remain calm and systematically search the ground in a grid system.
So if you had to pick a couple artists to collaborate with, who would they be and why?
Collaborating is difficult, when determining who owns which part. Although, It would be cool to collaborate with the divine creator, on whatever his next project is.
What advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
Its great to start off small and work your way up. Pick up a point and shoot and take it everywhere you go. This will allow you to direct your focus onto composition, instead of all the manual features that come with DSLR. Or you could just use your iPhone…
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