Friday, August 6, 2010

Interview: Olivia Bryce Yates


Name? Olivia Bryce Yates

23 years so all I have to look forward to is dirty thirty

Where are you from?
Newcastle Australia, A nice town two hours north of Sydney

Tools of the trade?
Yashica Medium format, Ricoh 35mm and about 15 different kinds of Polaroid camera

Artistic influences and how much does it influence your work?:
I paint nearly everyday and have more of an arts background than I do of photography so I guess it factors in pretty significantly.

Why do you like photography/art and what do you get out of it?:
Its fills my O.C.D requirements

What motivates and inspires you?(films/music/people ect):
John Jacob Niles, No Country for Old Men, Handsome Furs are nice to listen to while doing activities and obviously my friends are the most significant factor as they make up the majority of my photography

Where do you see yourself in the future?:
Still in the same place

Where did you learn how to edit and do you have any tips?:
I try not to edit
Who/what/where are important parts of your photographic process?:
Shoot, shoot, shoot some more. Sometimes your best work will be your mistakes.

Film or digital?:
Film, though there are some people out there now who are doing amazing things with digital photography.

Anything else you'd like to share? (favourite bands/movies ect.)?
Maybe musically look at the Drones? And film wise Kenneth Anger, Scorpio Rising being a good place to start.

www.cookies-and-cream its a site I have created to showcase varying works from a whole host of contributors. My personal website is also updated daily, with random moments from my life.








thelayeredpancake said...

"dirty thirty", haha. her photographs have an edginess to them without too much effort.

Diane said...

Aw, I've been a big fan of Yates' work for a while.

(Also, you may want to change the post title to "Oliver Bryce Yates" instead of "Olivia Bryce Yates"! He'd probably appreciate that.)

文王廷 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

Maria Nikolaeva said...

haha I agree with Diane, that title got me puzzled for a moment

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Gabbi said...

Great interview and I love her work!♥

Barbara said...

lovely interview! she's very talented :)