JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
KEVIN RUSS: A baseball player, then skateboarder, then musician.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
KR: Unknown land is always inspiring to me especially Mexico and Central America right now. Artist Angel Dorr always takes inspiring photographs that influences my work. Also Denise Bovee.
JC: What are you up to right now?
KR: Getting ready to leave for Mexico.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
KR: Not really but there’s people I look up to like Bruce Livingstone and Joseph Jean Rolland Dubé.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
KR: I’ve been in southern California for the last month and learning how to shoot people better.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
KR: Shoot only what inspires you.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
KR: I don’t have one.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
KR: Yeah. I think any artist likes to hear feedback on their work and a creative community is a great place for that.
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"Readers develop unique histories with the books they read. It may not be immediately apparent at the time of reading, but the person you were when you read the book, the place you were where you read the book, your state of mind while you read it, your personal situation (happy, frustrated, depressed, bored) and so on - all these factors, and others, make the simple experience of reading a book a far more complex and multi-layered affair than might be thought. Moreover, the reading of a memorable book somehow insinuates itself into the tangled skein of personal history that is the reader’s autobiography: the book leaves a mark on that page of your life - leaves a trace - one way or another."
- William Boyd, in the 2007 introduction to Lanark. (via ablogwithaview)
"Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else."
- Isaac Asimov (via w-ritings)
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