Tim Davis in Vogue Italia

Interview

PHOTOGRAPHY IS A SERIES OF PROBLEMS TO SOLVE • A CONVERSATION WITH TIM DAVIS

 

As I dive into Tim Davis’ I’m Looking Through You, I am reminded of something I heard a while ago: a good photo edit is like the structure of a song. You have the introduction, verse, pre-refrain, refrain, the verse again, pre-refrain, refrain, bridge, verse, refrain and outro; or something like that. I’m not very familiar with music composition, yet the latest book by Tim Davis, published by Aperture, somehow resonates with me with musical notes. If I close my eyes, I can hear the noisy streets of Los Angeles, the honking of cars, and the indistinct shouting of people waiting under the traffic lights. I cannot, however, capture the thoughts of the people who live in this book which is so colorful, so glamorous, and so full of stimuli. I can't go under the surface of their images; I cannot perceive what their masks hide. My mind instinctively fills this void with my thoughts, and the music I hear is actually the one that comes from inside of me. [...]

 

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October 28, 2021
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