MARESIA BY ALVARO MARTINO
"The Clinic" - Honor Fraser by Sean Ellis for The Face March 1997
This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you.
JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
STEPHEN MILNER: I don’t really remember, I asked my mom recently and she said I wanted to be a firefighter. I think I wanted to be an explorer, I was always spending my childhood exploring the farms and beaches of my hometown which made me eager to get out and see the rest of the world.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
JC: What are you up to right now?
SM: I’m currently working on an ongoing project documenting the pollution of the Ogeechee River and its effects on the people who live and work along its banks. I spend all of my free time surfing or photographing, bonus of living in the south during the winter. I will be making the move back up to New York City within the next few months.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
SM: I have had some great professors at SCAD along the way. Yoav Horesh, Steve Aishman and Jeff Rich have definitely help guide me in the right direction. They taught me to always create thought provoking work.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
SM: I’m currently based in Savannah, Georgia. It’s an extremely small city and it’s where I went to school so its kind of tough to make a living with so many photographers in town. On the flip side being in a small town with so many creative people makes life interesting.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
SM: Well I just graduated so, I’m currently looking for advice myself. My advice to current students is to make tons of connections, be friends with everyone and be humble. You never know who is going to be art directors or photo directors for major magazines and companies in the future. Don’t be a dick, share and collaborate with people. Networking is everything, it may be more important then your education. Oh, and if your college offers a study abroad program, do it or else you’re an idiot.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
SM: Traveling forever.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
SM: Yeah, my friends from school are pretty much my community, they stimulate my creativity and help me grow, and they are not afraid to tell me if I’m blowing it.
Graduated from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles-based artist Ling Ly mainly focuses on oil painting and graphite drawing. She admires all forms of beauty. The most inspiring and beautiful word to her is Nature – the nature surrounds us, the nature in us and us within nature. Love, she believes, reveals all beauty to us. Ling’s artwork reflects what she sees and feels, at the same time, wishes to reveal some subtle moments and delicate thoughts.
Photograph by Elliott Erwitt—Magnum
To commemorate Valentine’s Day in a unique and moving way, LightBox turned to Elliott Erwitt’s sprawling archive for inspiration. See more of his portraits of intimacy here.
by 金喜 刘
Apocalyptic by Nuclear Snail Studios
senza titolo // costruire e distruggere // 2014