What do you see when looking out the nearest window?
From where I'm seated, mostly sky. And the tops of a few trees and a telephone pole.
Where do you find inspiration?
I run in a forested valley a short drive from where I live. The combination of place and activity is inspirational.
In The Bread With Honey I look at the town of Trepça and the metal mine beneath it, as a microcosm for the Kosovo-Albanian experience in the wake of the civil war and Kosovo's subsequent secession from Serbia. The mine is a conduit through which one can experience the history of the region as far back as Roman times. I was curious to know how the mine might inform my understanding the nation's recent history and current struggles. On my first day in the town, I met a young man who spoke some English. I asked him if he would consider translating for me for the duration of my stay to which he agreed. This was very serendipitous. Perhaps the biggest challenge was simply gaining access to the mine. After two weeks of going through official channels and being denied, I met with a friend of a friend who pulled some strings, which left me with an invitation on my second to last day. The project has opened up several opportunities including my first museum show, so yes the response has been encouraging.
What hour of the day do you like the most and what do you do at that hour?
I most enjoy the hour after I wake in the morning. I drink my coffee while catching up on the previous day's news while listening to music. At this time of day, stillness comes easy.
What is your biggest fear?
To lose track of the big picture.
How do you challenge yourself?
Making pictures and earning a living from photography have provided well in this regard.
When was the last time you made someone happy?
Truly happy? Possibly never.
Tell us about three people you get inspired from
Irina Rozovsky, http://www.irinar.com/
John Myers, http://www.johnmyersphotographs.com/
Richard Rothman, http://richardrothman.com/
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