Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.56.59 PMVNDL:  Describe your work/process:

MC:  I don’t have a specific or formulaic way of going about photographing. Many of my photographs are private in nature, simply moments or situations I feel compelled to photograph as I see them or as they arise, sometimes for reasons that aren’t always immediately clear. Sometimes there is more construction involved, because I like collecting little things and putting them together. Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.57.13 PM Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.57.26 PM Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.57.40 PMWhat have you been up to recently? (trips, projects, work?)

I recently moved to New York, where I am interning with Mary Ellen Mark. I’ll be traveling to Canada, Chilean Patagonia, and the Czech Republic throughout the year. I’m currently working on (thinking of) putting together a project with Michael Cavuto, an amazing poet and very close friend of mine. Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.57.57 PM Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.58.37 PM Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.58.45 PM Favorite Quote:

“…I have laid my eyes upon you wide; and they hold you gently and let you go when something stirs in the dark” –RilkeScreen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.00 PM Advice to other creatives/aspiring artists:

I think it’s important to be in touch with the tradition of the medium you work in, and to just work and not always try to justify or explain yourself, and to not always take yourself too terribly seriously.Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.13 PMWhat are you currently listening to/reading/ watching?

I’m currently reading Woolgathering by Patti Smith and Juliette by the Marquis de Sade. I’ve been listening to the new Darkside album and Lizzy Mercier Descloux’s album “Press Color.” They are amazing. I love dancing. Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.22 PM Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.32 PMWhere do you see yourself in 5 years?

In good company, moving around often, or maybe somewhere quiet. Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.44 PMWho is or where does your inspiration come from? Any emerging artists to watch out for?

I’m often inspired by small things, like a band aid on the floor or the pattern on a curtain. I admire countless artists and writers, whose work always informs my thinking and doing to some degree. I often photograph people who inspire me, such as the aforementioned Michael, or the amazingly talented artist Meg Wolensky. Screen shot 2013-11-05 at 12.59.56 PMMadison Carrol is a photographer currently located in New York, NY

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