This is our second conversation with an artist from our current group exhibit, The Art of Food. You may recognize Joshua Yospyn’s vibrant photographs from when we featured one on the Library’s main page at the beginning of April.
How long have you been a photographer? When/why did you start?
I began taking photography seriously in 2001. As a pixel-oriented person building websites, moving into digital photography came naturally. It was another creative outlet, a way to express myself. Thankfully my girlfriend at the time was also a photographer and encouraged me to shoot film, which I still do to this day.
How did you come to photograph the pieces in the Art of Food exhibit?
My original intention was to photograph food, close up. Particularly a grapefruit. But I failed miserably and in moment of frustration, squeezed it. That’s when the light bulb went off.
What are you working on now?
Together with a friend who received a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, we’ve created Worn Magazine. This is a hardcopy magazine and daily blog that advocates the importance of style and art in the Washington, DC community. It’s brand new and just getting into stores for sale, so we’re very excited about this project.
Find more of Joshua’s worn on his website, www.yospyn.com