Interview with Jammes Benoit

by Thursday, December 18, 2014

880x0_p18lt9flqu5ckksu1ji31kti5ak6Hello Jammes, first of all, tell us something about your upcoming work. What are you into at the moment?

I have a lot of projects or ideas in my mind, but time is the thing I miss the most. Some art shows are coming, so stay tuned!

 

Let’s talk about your vegetables skate park, I found it’s absolutely freshly taken, stunning use of light, inspiring subjects, and well, a great sense of humor… What’s the idea behind it and how your audience responded?

When I was a kid, I skated a lot and I still have great interest into skate, snowboard or every kind of those crazy sports. I’m now more in artworks, so I decided to mix them and show everyone what’s happen in the kitchen when you turn back. That’s why I describe it as the secret sporting life of our friends fruits and veggies!

 

880x0_p1904s4hte1dt7d05j0q6irjlj3Would you give a brief walk through the skate park workflow? Could you explain the whole process?

Shooting process is simple: manage to take photo with the best timing, when the banana doesn’t see me and doing some amazing great slide. Caught, hehe!

 

I previously checked your old tape cassette project, that was a clever nostalgia retrospective, could you tell us some about it? 

Cassette tape re-looking series was all about nostalgia and pop culture. I wanted to bring them back to life because everyone have some great memories with those collector little thing. So it was great to see them having a second life… it was audio, it became visual.

 

880x0_p18loir3v43qm1kvsem2j4t18mueHow has your work evolved over the years from when you were beginning?

At the beginning I worked a lot on computer, making some digital artworks. But when I started photography, drawing or sculpting, I realized that making stuff by hands was very cool and pleasant, and open such new creative ways. Now my computer is just useful for post production.

 

Who’s the first photographer that comes to your mind in a second? 

Martin Parr

 

880x0_p193atkhnmdso17emvnn1i4o152u3Something you’ve always wanted to do, but have yet to.

Having a studio, fully equipped, with heater!

 

Something you want the world to know about you.

I still have a lot of thing to do, be patient.

 

880x0_p18mvc1du71nk61ig31pce1n411mq33Something that annoys or frustrates you about people.

Pretension and halitosis

 

Your idea about social networks.

It’s cool but don’t forget to go outside!

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