What camera did you use to take this photograph?
Canon EOS 3000 with the Canon 40mm f2.8 lens-
What do you remember from the day you took it?
I was on holiday in Vienna, walking around endlessly with a broken toe. I think I ended up taking more photos than I would normally just as an excuse to stop and stand in the shade for a while. The little person all the way down the hill was a toddler learning to walk. His parents kept encouraging him to walk towards them. It was very cute.
What feelings come to you when you look at it?
The feeling you get as a kid before you are gonna roll down the biggest hill in the park.
“I wanted to go for a higher contrast desaturated 90s look. It always reminds me of very old family photos and I like film photos to, ya know, look like film.”
What do you like most about this photograph and why?
I was really happy that I was able to capture the perspective of on top of the hill. It can be hard to really get that 3d perspective in 2d.
What were your references, influences or inspirations during your creative process?
I think I enjoyed having a fixed lens – it meant I had to really think about the frame.
What did you enjoy the most about the process?
I liked being a funny tourist squatting down on the grass with my silly film camera.
What was the hardest thing for you and how did you solve it?
I had no idea if this one was gonna be too dark – the iso was like 60 so I had to stand really still. But you gotta take the risk.
In what format and where would you like to see it exhibited?
Anywhere – honestly having it exhibited would be amazing.
A 20 something from Sydney. When I’m not taking silly little photos I play in a silly little band called Egoism.