Interview with Remington Huang
Question 1: What was it like for you when you first took a photograph?
Answer: “When I first took my photograph, it felt somewhat euphoric, as if I was about to embark a journey into my own consciousness of imagination and creativity.”
Question 2: Where are you from?
Answer: “I am from Melbourne, Australia! Woo down under!”
Question 3: Do you travel to take your pictures or are they all locally taken?
Answer: “Majority of my photos are locally taken, around the neighborhood I live in, but sometimes I do travel to take photos, pretty every year or two I would go to Shanghai to visit family etc. I would always take tonnes of photos there.”
Question 4: What is something that you struggle with at the moment?
Answer: “Something that I struggle... possibly school! Haha! I am still a student studying and recently homework has been bombarding me like crazy, reducing the free time I have to do many art related hobbies such as drawing and photography.”
Question 5: Did you ever feel unsafe at any point when you were out taking pictures?
Answer: “Most of the time I feel quite safe when I'm out taking photos, but there have been times that I have felt quite apprehensive if whether my photo”
Question 6: What type of feeling/story are you attempting to portray in your images?
Answer: “My photos mostly are to depict a sense of isolation and melancholy - specifically within the suburban areas, since majority of my photos are of houses and terraces. I try to aim for a "New Topographic’s" or "Cinematic" feeling. That is the sort of style I am most intrigued by. But I still consider myself as an amateur at photography and still in the discovery of my own unique style and flair.”
Question 7: What is one picture that you have taken, that stands out from the crowd?
Answer: “My own personal opinion, it would definitely the photos that I took while I was in Shanghai this year - probably a photo of a street during night, while it was raining, with a person walking by - it encapsulates the futuristic, melancholic yet somewhat peaceful feeling of Shanghai.”
EDITED BY CARL PACK.
HEAD EDITOR OF CROSSWALKS MAGAZINE.