ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TREY
Q. Briefly describe the work you do.
“I work in urban areas with lens-based media.
Q. How did you get introduced to your craft?
“I was in the performing arts, and the idea of a lasting image really intrigued me. Everything is framed through personal aesthetic, and the lens allows me to show people my exact point of view and that is something I started and continued to explore.
Q. Do you have any long-standing influences?
“Gregory Crewdson, Gary Sutton, Paul Strand, Joel Myerowitz, Jeff Wall”
Q. Describe your idea of artistic success?
“Artistic Success to me is being able to use my camera every day. Am I doing my passion for urban and architectural photo? Not always, but I am utilizing my camera. I believe being able to work happily within your medium is the biggest success to me.”
Q. What is your process of generating new ideas?
“There is a French term Flanêur which references a person who learns culture and surroundings by simply walking around with nowhere to go particularly. As I walk and take in the world, the life I see and emotions I feel are what make me want to keep sharing my life and art.”
Q. How do you feel your work affects your audience? And/or How do you want your work to affect your audience?
“I want my audience to engage not only in the image but the space the image is showing you. I do not wish to tell you things and answer questions, because I too am asking the same questions. I believe we are all always searching for answers and these are a part of my process in doing that.”
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