HIS NAME IS KALEB MARSHALL AND WE LOVE HIM.
Kaleb Marshall is one of our all time favourite people on flickr and the fact he was thanking us for taking an interest in him means quite a bit. Weak at the knees? We think so. We conducted a little interview especially for him, so we could get close and personal to his life, as this is where we love to be.
First off thank you for taking interest in my work! It’s very flattering. Just a warning I’m horrible at writing about myself… My name is Kaleb Marshall and I’m studying photography in Phoenix.
What/ who are your inspirations?:
Lots of things to be honest. I’m always obsessive over the cinematography of certain films. Especially lately the work of cinematographer, Luis Cuadrado in the 1973 film “Spirit of the Beehive”. It’s simply brilliant and Cuadrado was going blind during the production.
I also am really inspired by music. I’m a big fan of Morrissey and The Smiths, I also listen to a lot hardcore/punk. Last but not least my friends, family and girlfriend they are always great to me and usually let me photograph them. There are a lot of other things too, but too lengthy to explain.
What cameras do you use?
I use a few different cameras. I have a Leica M6 and it is what I shoot with the most. Primarily because of it’s size and it gives a “look” unlike any other camera i’ve shot with. I also use the Mamiya 7II which is an amazing tool, it’s easy to shoot with and gives you really sharp negatives! I used to shoot with the Yashica T4, but it was recently stolen from me. I hope to replace the T4 with the Contax T3 If figure out to get some money.
What got you into photography and when did you first start?
I grew up skateboarding and most my friends had video cameras and would film each doing tricks and then compile little skate videos. I think I was around 13 when I convinced my mom to buy me a cheap SLR, I would shoot photographs of my friends skateboarding. Over time most my friends who skated either quit skateboarding or moved away, but i kept shooting photographs.
How often do you take photographs?
I try to shoot or a least have a camera with me every time I leave my house, I haven’t shot as much the last couple weeks though.
Have you ever had a defining moment in your photography?
I think the closest thing to a defining moment I’ve had is when I realized that I should shoot photographs constantly and not just when the lighting conditions or scenery are “right”. A blurry/underexposed photograph can have just as much importance as any other photograph.
What would be your dream shoot?
I’m gonna have to say defiantly shooting Morrissey. If I had the chance to photograph him for an album cover it would be beyond a dream come true! I also wouldn’t mind shooting a Marc Jacob’s ad, ha.