Friday, February 13, 2009

Martin Parr

MW
What inspired you to start taking photographs, and what is the primary inspiration for you to keep working in this field?


MP
I am inspired by the crazy world we live in my desire to apply some order in my own head about this


MW
In your opinion and experience, how can emerging photographers evaluate themselves as ready to start promoting their works and seek broader exposure for their photographs? What is one vital action you would recommend photographers undertake to find their audience, be included in exhibitions, and gain professional representation?


MP
Be original and stick with it with passion and urgency


MW
How did it come about that you achieved the status of successful, professional photographer? What steps were involved in reaching your level of success?


MP
I just keep going, ie stamina.


from the series Luxury


from the series Luxury


from the series Luxury


from the series Playas


from the series Playas


from the series Playas


from the series Melbourne Cup


from the series Melbourne Cup


from the series Melbourne Cup

© all images Martin Parr

About this Blog

Two Way Lens is a project designed to inform and inspire emerging photographers wanting to focus their creative output in a way that enhances their chances of finding an audience, being included in exhibitions and ultimately achieving gallery representation. The journey from inspired artist to successful artist is one that is often difficult to negotiate and hard to control. On these pages, I will feature the experiences and opinions of other photographers who I have found inspiring, and hopefully the knowledge they have built in their own experiences will be valuable to all of us finding our own way to sharing our creativity with the wider world.