Ash LaRose is a Burlington, Vermont-based photographer whose images explore the beauty--and vulnerability--of young women.
Interviews with artists, plus samples of their works.
"I love history. A lot of how I view art has to deal with how art has been involved with history. I look at a lot of old things."
San Francisco artist Kim Frohsin talks to Alexandra Tursi about her latest explorations, clears the air about her association with the Bay Area Figurative School, talks about publishing her first book of art, and details the personal relationships that come from working closely with models.
"I've always done whatever I can do, and cartooning is one of those things, a natural form of expression after reading all those paperback Charlie Brown books."
"I tend to respond to forces around me. In New York, I was feeling really divorced from nature, feeling that I wanted to do a series where I returned to nature, so I decided to explore my feeling of being isolated."
"My career is riding on the backs of Knopf’s authors— is how I totally see it. It’s not the other way around."
"A part of what I feel is not great is when authors -- or authors and their agents, or agents on behalf of their authors -- come to me and they want me to design their books because they think it will solve all their problems for them. And now I can safely say, I designed my own book cover for my novel and it was not a runaway success."
"In a way, photography has been my way of thinking, putting some thoughts together in a stretch—enough to make the picture ask questions, philosophical questions about the world."
"If I couldn't do my work, it would be as if someone took the air out of me. It was a necessity to survive. So it would have been that or die. I didn't have a choice. So I just worked my ass off."
"I live with a real writer. A real writer is someone for whom it is much, much more natural and doesn't have to work at it nearly as much. And certainly someone who is much better read than I am."