This week we continue our Photography.Book.Now interview series with one of the competitions jurors, Bill Hunt. Bill is a New York-based collector, curator and consultant. He is also partnered with Sarah Hasted in the gallery, HASTED HUNT. Here are our top 5 questions for Bill – enjoy!
How and when did you get involved in photography?
35 years ago I started collecting prints.
If you could only shoot with one camera, what would it be?
I don’t make photographs. But if I did, I would want a mule team and the biggest possible view camera available (and those big ass glass plate negatives).
How do you think photography books fit in the creative process?
They offer the history and/or they can be the art, both created and processed…
Digital or film – which do you prefer?
Film. But I don’t care. Trust me, I really don’t care. It is completely irrelevant. If you have something good to show, then show it to me.
What do you see as the future of photography books?
Hmmm. Maybe there will be magical “kindles” that will be able to behave like “duratrans” that will be sources of light as opposed to reflectors of light. (Then they won’t be photographic as such but something new.)
Plus there will more and more small (or single) run books and fewer large press runs.
And now Bill’s question to all of us: What could this possibly have revealed?