The Artists

Callan Kapush

November 26th, 2013

Photography New York City, NY •

“I connect surrealism with reality. I tell stories that whisk you away to another world.”


Unraveled Artist Interview:

Q: What is your design philosophy?
A: My design philosophy is to create what I see in my head. As long as I’m satisfied with what I create, I am happy! I use it as an emotional release.

Q: What aesthetic or visual ideas affect you the most?
A: I love photo manipulation. I’m all for anything fantasy-like or surreal. Creating something new, exciting, and a little bit weird is something I love to do. I can show the world how I see it through my eyes. I also love things with meaning or stories behind them, which is why I create a lot of conceptual work.

Q: How do you understand the interface between sound and visual?
A: I think the two go hand in hand. One can act as inspiration for the other. I recently did a series that was inspired by my favorite band. I created photos based off individual songs of theirs.

Q: Briefly explain your creative process.
A: My creative process is pretty much all over the place. Usually I’ll get a prop or a dress and it will spark an idea in my mind. Most of the time, if the weather and timing is favorable, I’ll go out and shoot my concept that day. Then I’ll go home and edit my picture. I’ll expand it, change colors, put a different sky on it, take things out etc. Whenever it matches the image I see in my head, I know it’s finished.

Q: Do you believe in the process more than result or result more than process? Why?
A: I believe in the result more than the process. To me, it doesn’t matter how you ended up where you did in the end, you just did. My process is always changing as I grow, but the end result is always a photo!

Q: Why do you value being part of an independent artist community?
A: Being a part of the independent artist community is awesome! We are all here for each other. We make art for ourselves, and do what we love!

Q: What is the range of methods, materials and styles you are most comfortable working with?
A: I’ve only ever worked with digital photography. I would love to branch out and try other areas!

Q: Please tell us how people can further support you and your work.
A: Honestly, if you enjoy my pictures, I’m doing my job, and you are supporting my work. I am so thankful for that! If you do want to buy a print or set up a shoot email me at: callankapush@yahoo.com.

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