Liz Green vndl May 9, 2013 Interview, Photography VNDL: Describe your work/process LG: I’m an only child and have always had an insatiable hunger for relationships. Not having siblings or close family I definitely sought out a lot friends and developed this loving eye for them. I shoot mostly portraits of people I really care about, in their good moments, in their shitty moments, I think they’re beautiful and wonderful and always want to capture that humanity I guess. I kind of think of my work as a fucked up family album of my youth. That, and I love shooting weirdos I meet on the road. What have you been up to recently? (trips, projects, work?) Had been living in Baltimore shooting a lot of portraits and photo-journalistic stuff of the city, exhibiting as much as possible. Its one of the most unique places I’ve ever been and I definitely produced a lot of work I can’t wait to show. Recently moved back to New York to be Photo Editor of Inked Magazine. Favorite Quote “Some’s bastards, some’s ain’t. That’s the score.” – Jack Kerouac Advice to other creative’s/aspiring artists In Jay-Z’s “My First Song”, there’s a sample of Biggie being interviewed in the intro where he says “…treat everything like its your first project… just stay hungry.” Do that. And don’t be a shit head. What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching? Listening to a lot of Motown and Lucero. Reading Eye Scream by Henry Rollins for the 10th time, and watching a Bruce Willis movie a day. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Happy, working hard, taking road trips, petting puppies and still spending way too much money on film. Who is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for? Friends, sentimentality & lingering teen angst. I’ve always been inspired by the work of William Eggleston and Dorothea Lange, and in more recent years become a total Ed Templeton fan girl. Watch out for Amelia Szpiech and Hunter Bradley, they work hard, run a gallery in Baltimore and know what’s up. Liz Green is a photographer in New York, NY Website: Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.