"I admire people that do what they believe in over a period of time."
City of residence, OSLO, NORWAY
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?
COL: What is the best and worst thing about being an artist?
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