STEPHEN GILL, PHOTOGRAPHER
1. Who are you?
That’s a question and a half.
2. No, really, who are you?
I don’t really know as I have put so much energy into what I do and what I do is not who I am.
3. What are you up to at the moment?
Installing a washing machine and photographing invisible people.
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
Trust your instincts, discipline and see things through.
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
Sunday Timetables for Buses and trains and photographs on job application forms. What laws would you implement? I am not sure about that one.
6. What are your photographs about?
They claim to be about others and small familiar aspects of our lives and the things we do and
encounter, but in the end they are probably equally about me.
7. What is your opinion on contemporary photography? What do you
Contemporary photography is in a funny state and we are drowning in images, the good side to this is that really great work is shining through and the work that I am most enjoying is free, individual and out of the loop of current trends.
When someone has completely been carried by a subject and he or she has trusted there instinct although this is sometimes a
vulnerable place to be but this is when the magic happens.
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
We do things our own way, and enjoy doing it… And we don’t take drugs.
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I am not sure perhaps I will have exhausted photography and It would have exhausted me.
10. Any regrets?