Interview with Matthew Jessie, photographer based in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Romain Lallement, I’m 27, I’m author, composer and performer.
My solo project is called Lenparrot. Amongst my other projects, I have been keyboardist for three and a half years and for Raphael D’Hervez and his solo project, ‘Pégase’. I’m also the singer of ‘Rhum for Pauline’, the band with which I started 9 years ago.
Tell us more about this image
I took this photo in one of the last few Art Deco buildings in Manila, one of the spots my photographer friends and I typically go to shoot. There’s this one room I really like for its unusual shape and details, like this big window in the picture and a sun roof that gives it a nice natural lighting on sunny days. I eventually found out this room has a lot of history and even used to be rented by a popular actor for decades. Fortunately, I was able to take this shot before they closed it off for renovation into a small museum. I used my Pentax Espio 120 SW II loaded with an expired Kodak Gold 100, and turned on its date stamp function on purpose for my ongoing photo diary project.
Joy Celine Asto - 29 years old photographer from Manila, Philippines.