Kevin Daniel is a long time customer at PhotoLounge and is showing a selection of his work at Philly Vintage Bazaar. We are so excited to be able to partner with him to print this collection. To give the community a little more background on the process of printing this show we decided to interview Kevin about the exhibition.
PL: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What got you interested in photography?
KD: Hi, thanks for having me. I am a west Philadelphia based fashion and lifestyle photographer using mostly analogue processes. I grew up in the 90s and as far back as I can remember I've loved making images but Ii can say for sure the camera that got me interested in photography had to be my mom's Polaroid 600. Watching the image appear in front of me was life changing.
PL: Tell us a bit about this collection of photos you are showing at Philly Vintage Bazaar? What is the inspiration behind the selection of images?
KD: In the past I've shown mostly portraits at shows, this time I wanted to show a wider range of my work so alongside the portraits I'm showing some of my street photography and architectural photography as well.
PL: How did you decide on size? What type of experience are you hoping viewers to have while looking at your images?
KD: My last photo show was in 2017, so I've had quite some time to make images that I feel are worth being seen in real life. I can’t say what I expect people to feel when they see them, I just felt I had to show this work somewhere that wasn’t a computer screen.
PL: What type of paper did you end up having PhotoLounge use to print your images? What do you like about the paper? How does it impact the quality of the photo, if at all?
KD: I used your lovely matte paper! I love the way it looks and feels, it’s really hard for me to put it into words but you’ll know it when you see it. Max was very helpful with getting things just right for me and I couldn't be happier.
PL: How does it feel to see your images printed?
KD: There is no more rewarding feeling than seeing your images printed. I do feel that it completes the act of making an image. Having a good scan is great but nothing beats holding an image you made with your camera in your hands.
Go check out these photos at Philly Vintage Bazaar! Here are some images of the photographs in the space:
If you are photographer in need of printing for a gallery show you are putting on or that you submitted to please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a discount on printing. Feel free to also ask about scheduling a free consultation with our Master Printer, Sam. He can help you decide on size and paper choice.