If you don’t know Marc Silber you should. NoCal based and hopelessly in love with all things photography. Marc has a production studio, writes books, does interviews and generally spends his life mired in the trenches of photography. Just the kind of person we love here at Shifter.
Several years ago, I sat down for an interview with Marc but he recently did a recut of the interview and I wanted to share it once again. There is also a new blog post. Now, I look at this interview and think of two things. First, the content is still relevant, which is why I want to share it. Second, I’m fat and healthy. I look like a corpse now in comparison to the healthy me of a few years ago. Oh well. Time to carbo load.
My life now is very different from my full-time photography days. There are aspects of this period I truly miss, like my skill level for one, but I’m also thrilled to be doing what I’m doing now which is mostly helping people put their life and story in print.
This photography thing really is a curse. Once it’s in your blood it is nearly impossible to put down. I sometimes dream of having the time to really do a project once again. I had grand plans upon arrival here in New Mexico, but I’m already having to temper my expectations. But maybe this is a good thing. Maybe I need to see from a new angle. Maybe the way I made pictures in the past isn’t the right way to make pictures now? The guts of the material and training are the same, but perhaps the capture and delivery take on a new face. Let me know what you think of the interview.
I love documentaries on how others do business and especially finding out about experiences, challenges and successes. For my taste the cut into several clips is somewhat tiresome….but the content is great. What it highlights is that ‘above all, it is what we do that defines who we are, not what we say or make believe’. You prove this again and again by posting on this site and the content is always excellent. You put your money where your mouth is and for that I have the utmost respect.
Thank you for sharing.
I’m on the road now, so sorry for short replies. I love this site, love posting. Photography, which I’m actually doing at the moment, is still so challenging but still so addictive. At least at times. I’m working overseas and attempting to make a book. Much more on this soon….