JONATHAN CHERRY: When did you last see the sunrise?
REMY EIK: Living in Norway, working the graveyard shift, I seldomly see the sun at all during the winter months. Even though I really like waking up early, it’s just so hard!
My girlfriend made a book project based on Jim Morrisons quote No eternal reward will forgive us for wasting the dawn. - a very beautiful reminder to seize the day.
JC: Are there any emerging artists inspiring you at the moment?
RE: I must say I’m very fond of the works of Magdalena Wosinska and Jason Lee.
JC: What is your current project all about?
RE: Got a few projects going - My main project is basically lifestyle documentary, on myself and my friends. My plan is to get it published as a book someday, the working title as of yet is Never Lost Control
other than this, I’m doing some street photography, mixed with observational photography in the cityscape.
JC: Where are you currently living and how is it shaping you?
RE: I’m living in Oslo, Norway. Just moved here half a year ago from Trondheim. Seeing it’s a much larger city, this is what gave me an interest for street photography - when I have days off, I’m just having walks around the city trying to photograph strangers. Interesting and different from just photographing people you know and hang out with.
JC: One piece of advice to recent photography graduates?
RE: Cliché as it sounds, just go out there and shoot - don’t label your photography. Eventually you will figure out what you are doing, and where you want to go with it.
JC: Any big plans for 2013?
RE: I have tried out a couple of things so far in 2013, commercial photography, assisting other photographers, and these things aren’t very inspirational to me. I guess I’ll just see where 2013 brings me.
JC: Favourite tree?
RE: Must be the Oak tree, my surname Eik is the Norwegian word for Oak.