EMS UNDER THE DARK CLOTH SERIES # 2

So, let’s just start this off by saying that I absolutely abhor my image, have spent a good amount of my life-altering it, or running away from it, and am behind the camera for the very specific reason that I hate being in front of it. I don’t know – I did a lot of theater growing up – so maybe it’s some weird anxiety about having to be “on” – where I don’t feel relaxed I feel more put on the spot – forced to be something that maybe I’m not.

However, recently I sat down with Eric Minh Swenson and gave him probably the best interview I have ever done. A few notes on this quick – 1. I’ve done way more interviews than I have ever shared on social media or here, or on Patreon, or fucking anywhere. Why? Because most of the interviews that I have given I think I sound incredibly pretentious, annoying and fuck – I don’t like me. 2. Eric is someone that I have actually followed on social media for quite some time – since probably around the same time I discovered Allen’s work. It’s of note to me that we’ve met and he gave me the honor of being in this film series.

Eric probably portrayed me as I see myself being better than anyone else ever has. I am incredibly pleased with how this came out and I think I accurately described my artistic motivations and some of my process. It’s also worthy of mentioning how sincere I am in my praise of Fujifilm. Their cameras have completely revolutionized my process.

PHOTOGRAPHER ALEXANDER THOMAS : EMS UNDER THE DARK CLOTH SERIES # 2 from ERIC MINH SWENSON on Vimeo.

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