Friday, February 19, 2010

Interview: Mike Bailey Gates

Mike Bailey Gates

Where are you from?: I live in a small town in Rhode Island.

Tools of the trade:
I have a canon rebel XTI, Holga, and various other film cameras

Artisitic influences and how much do they influence your work?:
I think most people just lie when they get this question and just use a bunch of beautiful words mixed together to make them sounds nice.
I never know how to answer this question, because I never know what inspires me. I usually just make something up. Everything influences me. Since childhood I've always had an over active imagination, which is actually sometimes a pain to deal with when you need to get things done. I think the overall the world influences my work from the way a tree grows to how a coat is thrown on the floor.

Why do you like photography/art and what do you get out of it?:
because i can never choose an exact reason why I like it.

What motivates and inspires you?(films/music/people ect):
Some of my favorite artists this month are
-Shona heath
-Alfred Cheney Johnston
-Laurence philomene
- Eleanor Hardwick
- Gemma Booth
-Elly Uiterwijk
- Sofia coppola
- My gandmothers house

I watch a lot of movies, some of my favorites are the whole Humphrey bogart collection, The carnival of souls, anything directed by Sofia coppola, Almost Famous, and X-men.

Where do you see yourself in the Future?:
I have no clue, aha does anyone actually have their whole future planned out. That would be so boring, knowing exactly what you wanted to do, where is the excitement . Whats the point.



a bow factory said...

wahou the photos are just awesome ! the light in the first one is just magnificent !

SpiegelEule said...

amazing mood in all the pictures!