A Summer Update:
The other day I looked through my blog archive, and my suspicions were confirmed: I’m posting much less frequently than I would like. This has been the normal trajectory for my blog for some time now, for a myriad of reasons. Either it’s too much work, not enough time to shoot, or an unreasonable obsession with “quality over quantity”.
Well, it’s time to take a leap of faith. I’ve invested the B&H gift card that I’ve greedily held on to for half a year in a cheap film scanner, and cheap film. I’ve only rarely ever used color film before, nor have I ever scanned it, so this should be quite the experiment.
It’s going to take a while to figure out what works with this new setup, but I’m determined.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to interview rac for a lifestyle blog called 292 Magazine! I’ve reposted part of it here!
Interview with RAC
Reposted here while 292 Magazine’s website undergoes renovations:
Last week, 292’s Evan Siegel got a chance to chat with André Anjos, also known as the chart-topping producer and remix artist, RAC. With over 200 remixes under his belt, and having reached the number one spot on Hype Machine 30 times, RAC has recently released a two-part album entitled Strangers. Brimming with a unique blend of pop and electronic influences, the album features over a dozen collaborators, from Tegan and Sara to YACHT, and 16 original songs, all danceable yet complex. He gave us a look inside his beginnings, his music-making process, and his time on the Strangers tour, which is slated to continue through the summer and end with a finale at Lollapalooza.
Just to get some background, how did you get started as RAC?
I had already been doing remixes and a lot of studio work for a couple years, but it was in 2010, when we got an offer to DJ in Brazil, that I really got into it. You just have to do that - if someone is offering to pay you to go to Brazil to hang out on the beach and play some music, you take it! That show was the beginning of the DJ side of things, which I focused on for about four years with my friend Karl, who always DJs with me and plays bass in the band.
Recently though, we switched to the live band format. We’re still DJing, but the live band is becoming the main focus as a lot of the newer material is not so DJ-friendly.
See the rest on my website!
So I failed my new year’s resolution.
I’ve been super busy recently, so I haven’t had much time to focus on the blog. It’s a bummer too, because sometimes I take the time to go out but don’t get any shots I think are good enough to post here. I think I need to lighten up with the self-editing and realize that this is just that - a blog.
So here’s a photo I found on my phone that I took a while ago with Hipstamatic. I’ll probably post some more mobile shots in the mean time.
I think my major problem right now (other than time) is the camera I use. I don’t have access to a darkroom anymore, and shooting film is far too inconvenient given how busy I am. So I’m left with some digital cameras that don’t really suit my style of shooting too well. I have a gift card for B & H, and was thinking of using it toward saving for a Fuji X20. Does anyone have experience with this camera?
Journal: January 11
iPhone shots. Winter break is almost over…
I think I’m going to start carrying my point and shoot around and taking more personal, day-to-day shots. I’ve been looking at the work of Thomas Prior and Lina Scheynius and I’m starting to get into kind of Eggleston-esque diary photos. The problem is editing: I’d like to do more with color, but can’t really get the look I want. I love color film, but it’s difficult to get processed frequently: would people recommend saving up for something like VSCO?