Interview with Eirik Johnson: Part 1
Eirik Johnson‘s Sawdust Mountain series, a culmination of four years photographing throughout the pacific Northwest, is currently on view at Aperture Gallery. Johnson gave an interview on location and shared the stories of several of his images from the exhibition. He discussed the spirit of the series, how he tried to convey the way he sees the relationship changing between industries based on natural resources in the Northwest and the communities they created, in a time of economic decline when these communities have had to adjust. Johnson also touched on his process from making the work to the sequencing of the photographs in order to tell a story with a consistent “tonal palette and mood” throughout the series.
The second installment of Eirik Johnson’s interview in which he discusses the portraits in Sawdust Mountain will be available next week!