访谈四九期:张君钢 InterView 49: Zhang Jungang

标签: Chinese Photographer INTERVIEW Photography K1973 Zhang Jungang & Lijie | 发表时间:2011-06-17 11:52 | 作者:Yuan Di (言由) zementary
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每次我开始疑惑摄影到底是什么的时候,我就会到张君钢(k1973)的网站去逛逛,然后就明白,这就是摄影。就是抱着这样的崇拜,我一直想做一次他的访谈。这次趁着他的新系列发布,访谈一事终于如愿。希望借张君钢的这个拍摄于冰天雪地的系列,能给各位带去一丝沁凉。

Every time I question what photography is, I will visit Zhang Jungang’s website, then I know this is it. He is such a fabulous photographer that I’ve admired for a long time, and I planned for several times to do an interview with him, but was postponed all the time. Along with his new series, we interviewed him finally.

 

 

先问一个最土的问题,为什么网名叫k1973?

哈哈,我随便起的。

哈哈,那你还记得第一次拿起相机的情景吗?说说吧?

我不记得第一次拿起相机的情景了,我记得开始我对拍照片没兴趣,我把相机借给朋友,让他来拍我们,我喜欢被拍。后来我需要通过一些途径来表达自己,写作或是音乐我做不好,摄影看来更容易掌握,于是我就去研究摄影了。

嗯,如果让你做个定义,摄影是什么?摄影在你的生活中占据怎样的位置?

从我的角度去理解这个问题的话,我不知道是摄影是什么,这正是它的迷人之处,伴随着我的人生我对它的理解也在不停地发生变化,这种理解上的变化甚至每天都在发生,我不想定义摄影,也不想让摄影定义我。

你觉得什么是好的摄影?

“超现实”(不是超现实主义)的,神秘主义的,私密的,无法解读的,充满了未知的摄影是好摄影。

满足欲望的摄影,肉欲爱欲各种欲的,比如已经去世的日本矮人摄影师在街头拍的那些漂亮的小姑娘,比如任曙林老师的80年代女中学生……

认为摄影应该是共产主义的,比如内原恭彦和徐程。

藏起来不给别人看的摄影,也是好摄影。

你最常用的是哪款相机?谈谈你心目中的它吧?

现在常用M6,但我有一颗“傻瓜”的心(李洁语),我从来不研究技术上数据上的东西,全凭感觉行事,我无法理解器材达人们的心灵,但我也经常向他们询求帮助,反正我不管用啥相机都有同一信念:不择手段。

大家都知道你很喜欢诗歌,你觉得摄影与诗歌的关系是?

或许有人说过诗歌是语言的炼金术之类的话吧,我想那摄影就是光的炼金术吧,它们所提炼的核心都是自由,感官的自由,想像力的自由, 美的自由, 心灵的自由……

提到你崇敬的人,你马上想到的有谁?请谈谈你心目中的他/他们。
William Eggleston,即使到现在他仍然是摄影的希望,摄影是什么?在他看似漫不经心的照片里蕴藏着千百万个答案……

谈谈最近或一直以来令你喜欢的画册吧?

现在我很少看画册。最近我在读普鲁斯特,我得到许多乐趣,但也经常迷失在里面,如果一个人能把一生的照片也如此编撰成像他的《追寻逝去的时光》这样磅礴错综的摄影集,那可太妙了……

你每次在网站上更新新作让我有种像服装设计师发布新系列一般的仪式感,页面的排版也非常花心思,能否谈谈背后的考量?

我们的网站正在缓慢地堆积成我们自己的摄影史,我想用自由、即兴的方式呈现不同时间里我对摄影的认识和感受,这之中没任何规则可言,我觉得照片里不可控制的那一部分是最有趣的,无论是在拍照还是在编辑的时候我都期待着一种失控感,我不想控制。

能否谈谈最新的系列呢?

一些看起来难以名状的照片,可以忽略本质而只剩下美丽的修辞,雪的炼金术,哈哈……

 

 

A vulgar question first. Why named yourself as k1973 on the internet?
Ha ha it’s a casual name.

Do you remember the first time you picked up a camera?
I don’t remember when but I know I had no interest in photography at first, because I lent my camera to my friends to let them take my photos, and I thought myself loving to be photographed. Later when I needed some way to express myself I chose an easier one—-photography, compared with writing or music. This was the start.

Eh If you are asked to give a definition to photography, what would you say? How it’s important in your life?
As far as I am concerned, I have no idea, and this is why I am obsessed by it. Along with my life my understanding to it changs all the time, even every day. I don’t want to define it, or let it define me.

What do you think about good photography?
Good photography is surreal (not surrealist), mystical, private, indecipherable, and full of wonder. It may satisfy one’s desires, carnal or sexual, for example, the beautiful girls taken by one deceased short Japanese photographer, and the 80s middle school girls taken by Ren Shulin. I think, communist ones are also fabulous, like the works by Yasuhiko and Xu Cheng. In addition, good pictures may be hidden from others.

Which cameras do you often use? Please talk about them.
I often use M6, but I have a heart of fool (said by Li Jie). I never studied technology or data, and took photos instinctively. I didn’t understand what the camera experts were thinking, but I would ask them for help. Anyway, I held the same faith with any camera: by hook or crook.

We know you like poems very much. How do you see the relationship between photography and poem?
Maybe someone said that poems were alchemy of language. I think photography is the alchemy of light. The same thing they extract is freedom, freedom of sense, imagination, beauty, heart and …….

When it comes to “the person you admire”, who will you think of instantly? Please talk about them in your mind.
William Eggleston. Even now he is still the hope of photography. What is photography? You can find thousands of answers in his seemly casual pictures.

Tell us your favorite picture album all the time.
Now I seldom watch albums. Recently I was reading Proust’s works. They were so interesting that I was always lost in them. How marvelous if someone can put his pictures in his whole life into an album which is as majestic and intricate as In Search of Lost Time!

Every time you updated your website I felt it official as a clothes designer releasing his new series. The layout of the pages seemed to take some thoughts. Can you tell us your idea behind it?
The website is slowly forming our own history of photography. I want to freely and offhandedly present my understandings and feelings about photography in different time. There is no rule in them. The parts out of control are most interesting. I’m expecting a sense of losing control, no matter in taking a picture or editing it. I don’t want control.

Then say something about your new series.
They are some pictures beyond description. You can ignore their essence and just say some beautiful rhetoric, like, the alchemy of snow, ha ha……

 

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