Presentation ! In a few words, who are you and what do you do?
ZAIRE - Carl Hugo. Web graphic designer and photography.
Have photography and digital image editing always been your favorite artistic disciplines? How did you come to work with them?
Oh, yes! Before, I used to draw a lot, and I found it time-consuming. With photography, I can quickly capture a portrait and play around with it on the computer! (And easily go back if needed!)
Apart from photography, what other mediums or disciplines do you enjoy working with at the moment?
I spend a lot of time building Lego sets
What are the subjects that you particularly enjoy photographing? Why?
Faces and hands. I don't know why... Faces have a universal aspect, and hands have something graphical about them.
Nommes-nous 3 artistes qui ont eu un réel impact dans ton travail et pourquoi ?
Léolo, mon partenaire! Il m'a vraiment influencé avec sa musique et sa démarche minutieuse et organique. Olicorno, artiste québécois qui me motive tellement, je le vois grandir en tant qu'artiste et je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais ça me motive. Il m'aide beaucoup à me recentrer quand ça “feel” so-so artistiquement. Pour mon 3e choix, je vais dire Lady Gaga, (lol) parce qu'elle fusionne tellement bien la culture populaire et l’art. Elle possède une démarche artistique que je trouve intéressante surtout quand tu apprends à connaître son travail.
What is the best advice you have received as an artist, or the most important thing you have learned and wish you had known at the very beginning of your career?
Amy Winehouse, in an interview, said that when she was being rushed by her label to release a new album, she responded, "Give me the time and I will make a great album." Similarly, Alexander McQueen expressed something similar by saying, "Give me the time and I will make a revolution." Unfortunately, both artists have passed away (RIP). Is it a sign?
Do you have any future projects that you would like to share with us?
I would love to have an exhibition and create a beautiful coffee table book priced at $50... or both!
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