Interview with Kent Andreasen

Interview with Kent Andreasen


Question 1: What is your name?

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Kent: “Kent Andreasen.”

Question 2: Where did you grow up?

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Kent: “Cape Town, South Africa.”

Question 3: When did you become more serious as a photographer?

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Kent: “2014.”

Question 4: What struggles have you encountered with photography?

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Kent: “I would say my own personal self doubt is the most telling and hardest thing for me to overcome. It is relentless but I guess is forms the basis of improvement and growth.”

Question 5: What differentiates South Africa from the rest of the world?

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Kent: “Its hard for me to speak about en entire country but I would say where it differs from other places is that it is the country that has been the most formative on me as a person. Because I feel photography and the person I am are so closely linked, its safe to say that Cape Town especially, has shaped how I make work and hopefully will continue to shape it moving forward.”

Question 6: What have you learned about life through photography?

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Kent: “It has taught me that the older you get the stranger life does. I’ve been made so aware of myself through photography and that the Ideas I was sold growing up, by various sources in my life, have been proven to be very different.”

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Question 7: What camera do you use at this time?

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Kent: “Various 6x7 cameras.”

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Question 8: What stands out to you about 6x7 camera’s?

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Kent: “The viewfinder and how slow it is. Its weight and how it operates allows me to really take my time with shots. I don’t like being rushed so the system works for me.”

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Question 9: Do you have any fundamental practices that has helped you grow as a photographer?

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Kent: “I’m constantly looking to learn whether it be new in camera techniques, scanning or printing. I want to know the craft back-to-front. Getting to the point where it becomes instinctual and effortless.”

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Question 10: What is your definition of passion?

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Kent: “I mean, passion for me in this field, is being able to maintain the level of excitement for the work for a long period of time. I admire photographers, who have been doing it for years and still seem eager to pursue it.”


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