RS: What would your dream assignment be?
LN: To travel somewhere unfamiliar to us, with a small team and complete freedom. We are most inspired when we are in a new space, a location which we have never been in before and are able to do as we like. Interacting with the surrounding area and just allowing our inspiration to run uninhibited.
NA: I got asked this question the other day whilst on set, and I feel like I didn’t give a good answer, so I’ll try better here. I think it would be an assignment that would mean us travelling to a new part of the world, I find we both get very inspired when we are in new spaces, being inspired by culture, location and everything else you find there. Whatever we would be shooting, the commissioner would want us to do our thing, no constrains!
RS: What makes something worthy of being photographed for you?
LN: Something you want to remember.
NA: Something that makes you stop for more than a second and look at it.
RS: Do you think people understand photography?
LN: I think everyone understands photography. The power of photography is that largely speaking most people in our society have some kind of relationship to it and it means so many different things to each and every person. Whether it’s growing up taking holiday pictures or just flicking through a magazine, people interact with photography both consciously and subconsciously frequently. So I think in turn, naturally as professional photographers working with the medium on a daily basis, we have a different reading of it. But everyone understands photography.
NA: I’d say it depends on the individual as to what they understand. A lot of people won’t understand why we take a picture of an old tyre on a hill surrounded by rocks, but we do. Photography is incredibly subjective, you like what you want and that’s cool.