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I just try to bring out attitude in people’s faces and posture to make them look cooler than they may actually be.
Or maybe, you know, to wear something other than what they’re wearing, or just to be in a location that they normally wouldn’t be photographed in but would be totally of their element, just not normally thought of as a “location”.
May 1978 D: You mention Craig Stecyk III as your main photography mentor.
Is there anything you learned from him that you would like to share with people?
I started using the K1000 a few years after it was released, when I started doing more music stuff.
And if it’s someone who can deal with it, you just get down to business and you take care of it much quicker.
D: Do you try to get your subjects to wear what they normally wear, or will you tell them to pick out certain things?
G: What I learned from him was that if you’re going to shoot color make it count. Color film, back in the day, used to cost a lot more money to develop and it was something you had to send out to do. And from those days of it being more expensive and not as easily available, I learned to be more careful with it than I was with black and white. Another thing is, don’t do something that someone else has already done.
And if you’re going to use color make it a colorful image. If you’re going to do it, do it different, and do it better.
By Daniel Rolnik, November 2010 D: You are known for using your Pentax k1000 camera, but what film stocks are your favorites to use?