DAVE NAZ e-mail interview
1). What’s your favorite part of the day?
If I’m shooting it’s usually then (which would be about 2:00PM) and going home and having dinner with my wife.
2.) What’s your favorite restaurant?
The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Urth Cafe (coffee)
3.) What are some good places to go in LA for fun?
LACMA, MOCA, Night + Market
4). When did you first start getting into photography?
Late 1990’s. I started shooting homeless people on the street.
5.) What photographers or photography inspired you to do your own?
Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Richard Kern, Eric Kroll, Nobuyoshi Araki, Helmut Newton.
6.) Do you like other kinds of art like painting or sculpture?
Yes. Mike Kelley, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Raymond Pettibon, Yoko Ono - Off the top of my head.
Nan’s photo’s have always captivated me. She makes photos of friends but many of them seem so lonely. They make me feel sad and good at the same. Like most photos I look at I make up my own story to them. Stories about how they got in some run down hotel. Enjoy.
—> “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”
paul mccarthy - urs fischer. deep seeded.
Paul McCarthy: performance artist, installation artist, sculptor, fucking madman. Had the privilege of seeing a retrospective of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2006.
Paul Mccarthy -“Bossy Burger” Early 1990’s
Katrin Koenning - From the series “Transit”, 2012
Transit documents people on journeys. While travelling, you hear laughter and bits of stories in amongst the monotonous sighing of the train or the mourning sound of an aching ship. Mostly, you hear silence. By fate, destiny or chance, strangers are thrown together for a short while, forced to share an intimate space. There is a quiet comfort in sitting back and watching the world fly by.