【CHOK 独家专访】我们采访了一位在保守国家叛逆成长的同性恋摄影师 MICHAL PUDELKA

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Michal Pudelka

采访日期: 2014年11月02日

Michal Pudelka 年仅 24 岁的 MICHAL PUDELKA 身上有不少标签:摄影师、同性恋者、哥德系、辍学。从捷克斯洛伐克这个保守的国家搬到伦敦这个时尚创意之都,他也从艺术设计的学习走向摄影之路。我们通过他镜头下的 “闺蜜日记” 走进 MICHAL 的内心世界,这生活纪录片一般的作品背后,是 MICHAL Pudelka 丰沛情感的释放和疯子般的冒险。

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MICHAL PUDELKA 的摄影作品集

我在一大波乡巴佬的包围中疯狂地长大

我来自捷克斯洛伐克的首都 Bratislava,那是一个十分保守的国家,我在一大波乡巴佬的包围中疯狂地长大。作为一个同性恋者,在这个地方生存已经够糟糕的了,而我还常常穿着一身全黑闪烁的服装、涂黑色眼线和黑色指甲油、挽着 Miu Miu 的包包,出现在去往 New Wave 朋克派对或电音演出现场的路上。你应该能猜到的我得走多快吧?现在,我搬到伦敦工作和生活了,我的经纪人 Katy Barker 在那里。

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关于成长之路和创作灵感

在我成长的过程中,我一直希望成为一名时装设计师,为了这个目标我做了一切力所能及的事情,去参加一些个人艺术课程,包括很多绘画甚至缝纫的课程等。然后我去了巴黎的 Parsons 帕森斯设计学院,为了拍摄我的项目,我买了人生中第一台摄影机。很快地我就深深爱上了拍照,先是拍摄身边的朋友和自拍像,而灵感则是大部分都是来源于共产主义和东方审美。

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一直在冒险,从来没停过

我所做的一切都是在冒险。我有好几个艺术老师,有雕塑家有画家等,不过他们总是只教我技术方面的事情,有时候我必须得靠自己去寻找属于我自己内心的声音。

丰沛的情感,迫切地寻求释放

我实际上没有什么很宏大的理想,只是感觉到一种强烈的释放自己的需求,我有着丰沛的情感,因此我要过滤之后表达出来。

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又是一个为了理想而退学的孩纸

我最近创作的项目尚未正式出版,还得先卖个关子!而上次我跟造型师 Elizabeth Fraser 合作为 Heroine 杂志创作的 “Bell” 系列作品,以及让我自己兴奋了一场的为 i-D 而创作的作品,也都即将跟大家见面。我实际上常常探索一些新点子和新体验,这就是为什么我退学了,我是深深地感觉到学校就是要将我塞进一个封闭的盒子里。

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在乎摄影过程中的领悟

瞬间的感动或欣喜不是我最关注的,我更倾向于将焦点放在摄影过程中的领悟,这种领悟的感受会更持久,足足会持续 3 个月。

感谢身边最爱的支持

男朋友和父母的支持,支撑着我走的每一步,使我无惧前路。

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关于日常生活

一天怎么过,得看那天是去拍照还是在办公室做准备。我当然更喜欢去拍摄的日子,即使我得早晨 5 点半起床,赶到目的地,然后拍摄一整天,也是快乐的。要是在办公室,我基本上就是被各种电邮、会议和试镜折腾。

ChokStick: Tell us about yourself, your studio, where are you from, your favorite movie or music band, the craziest thing you’ve done before?

MICHAL Im from Bratislava – Slovak Republic. It is very conservative country with loads of rednecks and I was very crazy growing up. Being gay guy there is already bad enough but I used to wear all black glitter, with black eyliner and black nail-polish. Plus Miu Miu bag in hand – on my way to new wave punk / electro concerts. Lets just say I learned how to run quickly. Now Im based and live in London where I have my agent Katy Barker.

ChokStick: Describe your path to becoming a photographer. Where does your inspiration and creativity come from?

MICHAL I always wanted to be a fashion designer growing up. I did everything I could to achieve it – visited personal art lessons including lots of drawing, also sewing lessons etc. Than I got my self into Parsons Paris where in my foundation year I had to buy my first camera to capture projects. I immmediately felt in love with taking images. I started with pictures of friends and self-portraits. Most of my inspiration comes from Communism and eastern block aesthetics.

ChokStick:Have you had any mentors along the way? Have you taken any big risks to move forward?

MICHALIts all about taking risks! I had couple of private art teachers, sculpturers and painters… They always taught me only the technical part of the work. I somehow had to find my own voice by myself.

ChokStick:Do you feel a responsibility or a desire to contribute to something bigger?

Joreg :Not really. I just feel a need to express my self and therefore filtrate my emotions, which I have many.

ChokStick:Tell us about your latest project. Is there anything new you’d like to try in the next 3 years?

MICHALSince my latest project is not published yet, I shouldnt really talk about it :) In last time I have worked with amazing stylist Elizabeth Fraser- Bell for Heroine Magazine or Im excited about my editorial for i-D coming out soon. Im always up for trying new things and experiment. That actually is the reason why I dropped out of the school – I felt like they have been putting me into a box.

ChokStick:Are your family and friends supportive of what you do?

MICHALAbsolutely. Boyfriend and parents support my every step and hold me no matter what.

ChokStick:What is your typical day look like?

MICHALIt depends if it is shooting day or office prep day… I prefer shooting days when I have to get up around 5:30, go to location and shoot all the day through. Through office days im pretty much stuck on emails or on meetings / castings.

All images © Michal Pudelka

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