Jason FiskePHOTO . June 9th, 2016
Interview with the american photographer, Jason Fiske.
This place is incredible, where did you shoot this? [see above]
That photograph is from Fall River in Oregon.
That particular spot is very close to the Spring that feeds the river.
Give us some songs to listen to while looking at your photos.
Do Make Say Think, Do. From The Other Truths.
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues. (from album of same name)
Ravi Shankar, Omkaaraaya Namaha. (from Chants of India)
Jason, who are you and where do you come from?
I was born and raised in Massachusetts.
I’ve been living in the Pacific Northwest for 8 years.
What’s the background of this picture? [see above]
This photograph was taken on Annette Island, Metlakatla.
It is the last Federal Reservation in Alaska.
The boy is Isaac.
What were you favorite activities when you were a child? and what are they now?
Drawing, throwing rocks, going outside.
Drawing, throwing rocks, going outside, & trying to avoid The Matrix®.
Which camera(s) do you use?
I use a Pentax ME Super and a Mamiya 6.
It is. I went to school in Maine to learn traditional woodworking.
A very beautiful experience.
I always wanted to learn, felt like something I needed to know.
Can you tell us more about this Journal? Is it a beginning? I read “1/2”, where is the other half?
The other half is in a box with many, many (too many) more drawings and writings.
The journal. The journals. I’ve been keeping journals from my travels (physical & otherwise) for a very long time.
What I write, what I share. These are things I am working on. In my mind & in my life.
Could you give me a movie which would fit well with your pictures?
The first movie you saw in which a Landscape inspired you to Seek.
Do you have finished rolls waiting for the photographer?
I do not have anything undeveloped!
This means I am in a Nesting phase.
Getting work. Saving. Thinking. Resting.
Until something calls me.
Then I leave, and come back with film(s).
What are you going to do just after having answered to this final question?
I am going to walk up to my current Domestic Shrine, Mt. Tabor.
Which is a beautiful Park in Portland, Oregon.
As well as a dormant volcano.
Thanks a lot Jason