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The Best is yet to Come - Lewis Khan, theprintspace

7 years ago

This week theprintspace chat to freelance photographer and film maker Lewis Khan. 

Hi Lewis! Please introduce yourself and tell us what you do

Hey, I’m Lewis Khan, I take photos and make films. I hang my hat in London. 

What is it about your practice that you find so exciting and keeps you hooked?

I’m into meeting people and travelling, the prospect of doing either of those things excites me a lot. I work best when I’m able to form a relationship with a subject, so that process always gets me going. 

If you could experiment with any other medium, what would you choose?

I’ve always been quite drawn to sculpture, material and tangibility are both things I try to bring into my work. First project would casting and moulding with fibreglass. 

Where do you get your daily inspiration? 

Inspiration is all around ha ha.

When is your favorite time to work?

Shooting in the morning light is always worth it, but takes some dedication this time of year.. 

What makes you wake up each morning feeling pumped to create some new work? 

A huge number of things, but I like the feeling that whatever you’re working on your best is yet to come. 

Are there any artists/photographers/writers/filmmakers or musicians where you have in mind when looking at creating new works?

Yeah loads, the films of Jim Jarmusch, Raymond Depardon, Jacques Tati. Lots of the 20th Centruy minimalist painters I like a lot - Mark Rothko etc. And I’ve also got a bunch of mates creating work in London who are a constant inspiration - William Spooner, Cian Oba Smith, Splash & Grab to name a few.

What are you currently working on that you just can’t get enough of?

Currently working on a residency at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital down in Fulham. The work is still in development but it’s about strength and fragility in humans. Been shooting in the operating theatres recently which has been super interesting, biggest revelation has been the variety of music in there. Personal highlight has been New Order’s Vanishing Point. 

What’s next for you?

I’d like to spend some time in Mumbai, if I can get my act together I’ll go there for a bit later this year. I also really want to spend some time on an oil rig, so anyone with leads on that please hit me up!

Ready, set, go!