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Artist of the month: Paul Aidan Perry

In today’s society we find ourselves surrounded by creators, visualizers and influencers and with that being said it’s tough to come across those whose work truly speaks to you.

We’d like to start off the new year with a pho­tog­ra­ph­er who has had our atten­tion ever since we first caught a glance of his visu­al­ly pleas­ing work. The Berlin based Paul Aidan Per­ry is one who brings poise, assertive­ness and inspi­ra­tion what makes him this January’s artist of the month.

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You shoot every­thing from com­mer­cial, edi­to­r­i­al, doc­u­men­tary, fash­ion and more, which of those cat­e­gories do you pre­fer the most?
The best thing about my job is that it’s not repet­i­tive, the cre­ative con­tent I make dif­fers day by day. I like every­thing, as long as it’s some­thing new and the best is when I haven’t done any­thing like it before..

What was the first pic­ture you remem­ber ever tak­ing?
This may not be my very fist pho­to, how­ev­er for the pur­pose of remem­ber­ing it would have to be first of May 2002, I was climb­ing and hid­ing on a tree in the Berlin dis­trict of Hohen­schön­hausen to pho­to­graph a Neo Nazi demon­stra­tion. The pho­to was ana­logue, in col­or and I took with my old school point and shoot cam­era from Pana­son­ic, which I still own today.

Do you feel that we can get to know you through your pho­tog­ra­phy, does your work show your per­son­al­i­ty?
Luck­i­ly, with most of my projects I’m able to bring my own hand­writ­ing in the image, but of course that doesn’t work with every. To get to know me a bit bet­ter, I’d say fol­low my ana­logue diaries, I feel that’s the best inter­pre­ta­tion of who I real­ly am.

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What aspect of your work makes you most excit­ed?
With my work I get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with peo­ple that I don’t know and it’s always excit­ing to see how dif­fer­ent peo­ple work along­side var­i­ous projects. There’s no doubt that I’m a huge observ­er, so I’d say that’s the part I enjoy the most.

Ana­logue or Dig­i­tal?
Both, always.

Where in the world is your ide­al loca­tion to shoot?
This prob­a­bly isn’t a par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing answer, how­ev­er I tend to like loca­tions where not many peo­ple are, loca­tions that can’t be found on Google- Street view. Which can gen­er­al­ly be every­thing that fits to the right time at the right moment. Per­haps that may sound pathet­ic but it’s the truth.

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With that being said, who would be your ide­al mod­el to shoot?
I’m not real­ly a Fan-Boy and don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly need a mod­el, I’m a bit weird regard­ing that. My ide­al mod­el could be any­body, they’d just need to be able to cre­ate the per­fect pic­ture with me. It’s all about cap­tur­ing that ide­al moment and becom­ing a uni­ty.What’s the biggest chal­lenge you face as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er today? I get bored very fast, that’s def­i­nite­ly the biggest challenge.

As hard as it may be, use 3 words that best describe your style of pho­tog­ra­phy
Clean. Log­ic. Ironic.

Your proud­est moment?
That doesn’t have any­thing to do with my life as a photographer

Styling: Anna Boet­tke, Mod­els: Sid­ney & Aline @ Izaio Man­age­ment

14 Jan 2017 · neubau eyewear