Alec Soth on Influence, Summer Nights, and Allen Ginsberg


In an interview with Aperture Remix‘s curator, Lesley A. Martin, Alec Soth discusses the influence of Robert Adams and Allen Ginsberg on his work. He emphasizes the importance of finding his own voice, and finding what moves him. The interview also includes a video, which takes the place of still photography, and serves as a response to the work of Robert Adams.

But for me to have an authentic voice, I need to follow whatever stirs me. Maybe it would make me a better citizen if I read Wendell Berry rather than watched Breaking Bad, but it wouldn’t make me a better artist. –Alec Soth

From the Aperture online posting from 8 November 2012.
To learn more about Soth’s work, please visit his artist page.