Cameron Williamson (born 1994) is an emerging photographer from South Africa and presently residing in Perth, Western Australia.
He’s currently on pause from his studies of photography at “London College of Communication” to which he’ll return to in 2015.
In another interview on this site Cameron Williamson talks about his latest project called “I A W”.
He visited the places that had been important to his deceased grandfather exploring the marks he had left on him.
Cameron Williamson is a studying photographer making work between the UK, Singapore and currently in Australia.
Interview with Cameron Williamson
Cameron, why did you become a photographer? And what does photography mean to you?
I never set out with a clear aim but as I started to take it more seriously I was initially interested in how the photo can be a document of a half truth. For me it is a process I’m using to gain a clouded understanding of what I am perceiving, yet I might be completely wrong about that anyway.
How would you describe your photographic language and creative process? How do you plan and execute a project? Both technically and conceptually?
These days I tend to try keep the images to a minimum during planning, focusing more on writing to create the concept, however at the outset I might have some idea of what it will look like but this vision rarely stays the same.
Which photographer has inspired you most?
Alec Soth’s work was the first to really prompt me to look at my own process.
What’s your favorite inspirational quote about photography?
“By convention sweet, by convention bitter, by convention hot, by convention cold, by convention colour; but in reality atoms and void.”
What kind of camera and equipment do you use?
Contax G1 and a light meter.
What’s your favorite website about photography?
What book about photography would you recommend?
I’ve not read anything noteworthy or beyond the usual on photography because I tend to find them kind of dull, but I would highly recommend “The Birth Of Tragedy” for an interesting perspective that could be interpreted for photography.
Which advice would you give someone who wants to get started with photography?
Become completely obsessed with your projects.