Just Loomis

"I admire people that do what they believe in over a period of time."

 
 

Just Loomis
Photographer
City of residence,  OSLO, NORWAY

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Q & A:


COL: How old are you and where are you from? 

JL: 61 from Reno, Nevada

COL: What do you do?

JL: I am photographer

COL: How long have you been doing it?

JL: Since I was 17

COL: What’s your first artistic memory?

JL: Seeing the Diane Arbus exhibition at MOMA in 1972

COL: What inspired you to pursue a career in art?

JL: My family. My grandfather was a portrait photographer. My brother and sister in law encouraged me.

COL: Do you remember your first work of art?

JL: Yes my portraits from the streets of Reno.

COL: If you could have any piece of art in history, what would you choose?

JL: Anything Francis Bacon

COL: What is your relationship with fashion?

JL: I was Helmut Newton’s assistant and friend for many years

COL: What does the word “collective” mean to you as an artist?

JL: Collaboration

COL: What is the best and worst thing about being an artist?

JL: Freedom

COL: Who do you admire?

JL: I admire people that do what they believe in over a period of time. It’s not always fun.

COL: What can we expect to see at this year’s festival?

JL: A lot of good work and interesting people. Artist, photographers and the organizers of this festival!!

COL: Who are you excited to see?

JL: All of it!!

COL: How important is the ability to expose your art to you and your creative field?

JL: It is essential