by Alec Soth
“I don’t come close to shooting every day. For better or worse, I don’t carry a camera with me everywhere I go. I liken my process to that of filmmaking. First I conceive of the idea. Then I do pre-production and fundraising. Then shooting. Then editing. Then distribution (books and galleries). As with most filmmakers, the shooting takes just a fraction of my time.” Alec Soth.
Alec Soth is not only an extraordinary artist but also one that has achieved significant attention from the media. His portraits of “regular people” capture my attention an I can’t avoid to wonder about the life of the people portrayed in the images. The example of the image on top is one that keeps comes to my mind all the time when thinking about Alec’s work.
Alec shares his thinking about photography and art at his personal blog blog.
His projects have received multiple awards and have resulted on award winning publications.