Interview – Helen Errington vndl January 24, 2013 Interview, Photography VNDL: Describe your work/process. HE: An eclectic style based on exploring the somewhat mundane ephemeral day to day visual happenings and whatever life throws up in-between. I use any & every creative photographic tool that comes to hand. My work explores the relationship between Bauhausian sensibilities and midlife subcultures. With influences as diverse as Freda Kahlo and Jackson Pollock, new combinations are generated from both simple and complex dialogues. I have always been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the zeitgeist. What starts out as hope soon becomes finessed into a cacophony of distress, leaving only a sense of chaos and the possibility of a new reality. As spatial forms become clarified through diligent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a summary of the limits of our era. What have you been up to recently (trips, projects, work)? I’ve been experimenting with my iPhone most recently and enjoying the simple essence of that particular creative process Favorite Quote? You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. It’s the playing that’s irresistible. Dicing from one year to the next with the things you love, what you risk reveals what you value – Jeanette Winterson Any advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists? Shoot as much as possible – experiment and push yourself creatively in as many directions as you can – stop and do it again and again … Welcome to the Infinite You. What are you currently listening to/reading/watching? I’m listening to Inspector Norse by Todd Terje – http://youtu.be/gHiqPG0526U the accompanying video makes me smile – Reading ‘Kafka on the shore’ by Haruki Murakami & working my way through the TV series Breaking Bad. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? For me personally it’s all about the here and now – 5 years seems a very long way off & I’m not entirely convinced I’ll even make it. Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for? Margaret Bourke-White – Diane Arbus – Cindy Sherman – Nan Goldin – Annie Leibovitz have all been inspirational to me. It’s difficult to name an emerging artist as there are so many… Helen Errington is a photographer based out of the UK. Flickr Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.