I was perusing random profiles on Deviant Art the other day, looking for inspiration and not finding much. Then I happened upon Alexey Pavlov and was struck by his work. As many of you know, I don’t have much knowledge about art, photography or life at large but I know what I like.
I decided that rather than drivel on about how much I enjoyed his photographs, I would see if Alexey would agree to an interview. Thankfully he did. I’ve never done an interview before and I didn’t know what to ask, so apologies if my questions are a bit rubbish. Here’s what happened:
LH – How long have you been excited by photography and why did you start taking photos as art?
AP – I worked as a courier about a year ago, because of what i often walk around the city. It’s pretty boring if you do not look around. So i was looking around and seen something that i wanted to show someone else. Now i show.
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LH – You live in St Petersburg? Is this where most of your photographs are taken?
AP – Yep. Yep. Even more to say, most of my photos are taken in one district.
LH – When you were young, what did you want to be your career?
AP – Hey, i’m still young, about 21 years young.Well, i spent several years in college trying to become a programmer. Then i changed my mind and stopped getting education. Before that i wanted being a cook. Now i think it wasn’t bad idea.
LH – Your photos rarely show humans, is this a choice or by accident?
AP – I just don’t know how to shoot people. Perhaps soon will learn to.
LH – Your photography is beautifully cold, is your personality cold or are you a warm hearted person?
AP – Not quite sure what you mean. I think my pictures more likely not cold, but filled with loneliness. Loneliness of consciousness within the body.
LH – What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? What is your favourite food?
AP – I have never eaten anything strange. Food can not be strange if it is really the food. But if we consider not only the food, the strangest thing that i ate is candle wax.
LH – Where is your favourite place in the world?
AP – My favorite place is outside of this world. In some sense. %)
LH – If you could change one thing about your personality what would it be?
AP – I can change more than one thing in my personality, and i’m constantly changing, trying to be better than I was. If i could change just one, i would not change anything.
LH – Do you play a musical instrument?
AP – Sometimes I create some noise on the guitar, nothing more.
LH – What’s your favourite band?
AP – I’m listening so much of different music that there is no place for only one favorite band.
LH – Do you have any exhibitions or shows planned for your work?
AP – No, my pictures almost totally unneeded. You are the first who showed some keen interest.
LH – Well hopefully I am the first of many, thanks Alexey and keep up the good work.