Interview with Alison McCauley
2017-12-15 In interviews
I’m an obsessive photographer who used to be a slightly less obsessive painter. I’m a member of Inverse Collective and Dalam Images. I always have a camera and a bottle of Tabasco in my bag. I often forget my phone.
Just about anywhere. I move from country to country, for various reasons, every few years. I currently live in Singapore. Southeast Asia’s sultry atmosphere inspires me.
Whenever I’m drawn to a scene or subject or whenever I see something that I think could look interesting photographed.
Most of my photography is now quite loose and personal and I photograph anything that I feel will help me communicate my gut reaction or my frame of mind. “What?” has mostly been eclipsed by “Why?” and “How?”. Having said that, I’m also working on a more defined series taken during the the past five Cannes Film Festivals. With the help of a French publisher, I’m putting together a book of these photographs. It will be printed in spring 2018.
I need to photograph. Photography helps me to assimilate my surroundings and it’s my means of expression. It makes me feel complete and happy.