Tuesday, March 04, 2008
10 questions with elaan is vital dot com
1.STATE YOUR NAME GANGSTER .
Elaan Ventura Bourn. all apects of my name have been taken from film
2.whats your favorite weapon of choice . ( camera)
Digital: Nikon d50 soon to be replaced by a d200, and film: canon AE-1 Program
3.why do u shoot photos
it is the ultimate time capsule. I have that moment forever no matter if its good or bad. I have that image of that person forever even when they walk out the door, I have that place for even when I leave. and it just makes me happy
4.subject wise what motivates you what are u truly trying to express when shooting ?
the energy surrounding whatever I'm shooting, though that sounds really, really hip-ish. I mean for the concert photos, which is the majority of what I show to the public, I try to get the a portion of the energy coming from the performers. For all the other stuff, especially when concerning portraits, I try to get a personality, or a vibe.
5. why a camera . why not drums . why not a microphone . why ?
Ohh, I have more outlets other than my camera. A lot of my stuff is private. I'm a graphics kid, thats what i study. I was the odd one in the family who turned into the art student. I am sure at one point I'll start showing more aspects of myself other than my photos to people other than my friends. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my crafts, when I feel that I'm good enough, I'll put everything out there. But my cameras just gives me this gratification that can't be matched.
6. blogs are really a voice to the world anonomously lately how does these outlets affect your life as well as your contribution blogging to others .
i've had journals since ever since i remember. but my mother began to find them and started to rip out entries and sketches and show them to people, and I didn't like that at all. So she knows nothing about computers. Then I got one of those lovely livejournals and became obsessed with blogs. I wouldn't know half of the random facts I know if it wasn't for blogs. I have a load of them that i use for inspiration, everything from the standard style blogs to people I've never met. Their updates let me step out from my box. As for mine, I am somewhat oblivious to the people who read my blog or look at my site/pictures. So i really can't say.
7. NEWYORK CITY MEANS ...
8. friends means ..
my life. I would be nothing without my friends.
9. your never in pictures and im a lucky one to know who u are in person . this mystery around u creates such an aura around your pictures . in my mind state it reminds me of a graffitti writer with that said do u feel that in arts of any sort knowing is half the battle or not knowing wins the attention .
i just don't like getting my photo taken, which is just really ironic. As long as someone can get something out of what i put out, its fine for me. Too much attention makes me nervous. I like that graffiti writer comparison.... I'm going to make a mental note of that
10. anything you would like to say to the internet
i guess to whoever is reading this. Smile, you're breathing. things could be a lot worse.
thank you elaan for your mind and voice
check out elaans work at ELAAN.IS.VITAL