An intriguing interview with Erik Schubert takes a look at his first published artist book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. The interview with Carl Gunhouse of Lavette.com takes a look at Schubert’s influences that played a part in the book. His parents did not create a conducive environment for photography but the books in a library did inspire him. He tells that his favorite book was a biography about Harry Houdini and that he remembers images in the book to this day.
The project was influenced by his life and all that it contained; “a mix of quietness and dry humor that comes from my family and the land.” The images struck me as practical still life of the 1980’s. A look into what is behind the scenes or between the lines. An interesting view that contrasts with the polished and presented. This could be compared to the grocery store check out stand that holds the glamour magazine juxtaposed with the gossip newspapers.