One shot interview with James Featherstone

June 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

one shot interview with James Featherstone


What made you push the shutter button to capture this image?



Is this image part of a wider project, if so what is the projects focus?


This photograph currently lives within a larger project I’ve been shooting around the United States. 


Why is this image special to you?


I’ve been photographing seriously, with intent, since 2011.  This image was made in Manhattan in 2013.  It’s one of the few surviving photographs from those early days that remains in my portfolio.  At the time of making this image I was focused on honing my skills for photographing candid street scenes.   This image is important to me because it’s a reminder that one should keep all of their visual senses alert with an open mind. 


Is there any photography books that inspired you to capture this image?


There’s an interesting and beautiful abstract photograph by Ernst Haas that had always been in the back of my mind.  (Image below.)   Looking back, my photograph is clearly inspired by his image. 

copyright Ernst Hass 



What camera are you currently using?


My main camera for the past year has been the Fujifilm GFX50s.


Please tell us about yourself


I am a Canadian. I work professionally as a video editor and cinematographer.  I enjoy making photographs for myself.



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