platformmag: PLATFORM’s Issue 08 is now live at www.platform-mag.co.uk! Check it out and share it about! :) —- very pleased to share a spread & ‘interview’ from “the adorned body” work-in-progress project featured in this online UK mag. (pg. 112-123) big ups to platformmag for the inclusion! here below is the unedited questionnaire i filled out, because i suppose i rarely think about it, but it’s nice to be reminded that i have an opinion: Full name: c. bay milin Age: 34 Where are you from? albany, california, usa Where do you live? brooklyn, ny, usa What camera/cameras do you use? nikon D4 DSLR minolta autocord LMX TLR nikon fm3a polaroid land camera automatic 250 polaroid cool cam 600 holga colorsplash Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do/study? Or what do you want to do? working photog with a day job. love to walk around city streets, peer around corners, immerse myself in as much nature as possible, and swim in oceans. i’m not in school anymore, but i like to study human nature and the state of my sense of hesitation. i love to find or create opportunities to flex my sense of bravery. Tell us a little about your photography. Why do you shoot? When did you start? What is your favorite thing to taken pictures of? Etc i love to photograph people and the world around me. i’m not sure that it can be more concise than that, but it’s my truth; i love to take photographs of all the things which catch your eye. everything and everyone is so interesting and alluring, fantastic and grotesque, lovely and profane. there is a poetry to the way it all evolves, and at times i cannot help but to observe and then lift that camera to my eye in an involuntary compulsion. it is a controlled madness of mathematics and emotional consumption. i received a camera from my parents when i was around 8; it was a DISC camera, and i remember really being excited at the prospect of photographing elephant seals on the beach. they were so enormous and scary, and i was too far away to get a great shot. i think that each camera i have been gifted or bought and used since then, had echoed the want to perfect that first desire to document. my work meanders between people and places/spaces, but i feel like i get the most satisfaction when spending time with a person in their home, and collaborating on a series of portraits stemming from a loose idea. more and more these days, my nudes especially are most gratifying because as long as we have known our bodies as a species, we can still find it shocking, elegant, and every attribute in between. there’s something great about happening upon new angles, which both elates and create a sense of wonderment. Which photographers/artists inspire you? gordon parks paolo roversi ellen von unwerth eudora welty steve mccurry sally mann vivian maier yousuf karsh anyone who is actively trying to figure it out through photography.  Contact details: Email: bay@cbaymilin.com Website (if you have one): http://cbaymilin.com Blog/social media sites: http://cbaymilin.tumblr.com http://facebook.com/cbaymilin http://instagram.com/baystar23 http://vimeo.com/cbaymilin http://be.net/cbaymilin And finally, please complete the following with as little or as many words as you see fit (as long as it remains under a page long): Photography is…. ceaseless joyful frustration coupled with blissful discovery —-  very cool things. pass it around. —-

platformmag:

PLATFORM’s Issue 08 is now live at www.platform-mag.co.uk! Check it out and share it about! :)

—-

very pleased to share a spread & ‘interview’ from “the adorned body” work-in-progress project featured in this online UK mag. (pg. 112-123)

big ups to platformmag for the inclusion!

here below is the unedited questionnaire i filled out, because i suppose i rarely think about it, but it’s nice to be reminded that i have an opinion:

Full name:

c. bay milin

Age:

34

Where are you from?

albany, california, usa

Where do you live?

brooklyn, ny, usa

What camera/cameras do you use?

nikon D4 DSLR

minolta autocord LMX TLR

nikon fm3a

polaroid land camera automatic 250

polaroid cool cam 600

holga colorsplash

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do/study? Or what do you want to do?

working photog with a day job. love to walk around city streets, peer around corners, immerse myself in as much nature as possible, and swim in oceans. i’m not in school anymore, but i like to study human nature and the state of my sense of hesitation. i love to find or create opportunities to flex my sense of bravery.

Tell us a little about your photography. Why do you shoot? When did you start? What is your favorite thing to taken pictures of? Etc

i love to photograph people and the world around me. i’m not sure that it can be more concise than that, but it’s my truth; i love to take photographs of all the things which catch your eye.


everything and everyone is so interesting and alluring, fantastic and grotesque, lovely and profane. there is a poetry to the way it all evolves, and at times i cannot help but to observe and then lift that camera to my eye in an involuntary compulsion. it is a controlled madness of mathematics and emotional consumption.

i received a camera from my parents when i was around 8; it was a DISC camera, and i remember really being excited at the prospect of photographing elephant seals on the beach. they were so enormous and scary, and i was too far away to get a great shot. i think that each camera i have been gifted or bought and used since then, had echoed the want to perfect that first desire to document.

my work meanders between people and places/spaces, but i feel like i get the most satisfaction when spending time with a person in their home, and collaborating on a series of portraits stemming from a loose idea. more and more these days, my nudes especially are most gratifying because as long as we have known our bodies as a species, we can still find it shocking, elegant, and every attribute in between. there’s something great about happening upon new angles, which both elates and create a sense of wonderment.

Which photographers/artists inspire you?

gordon parks

paolo roversi

ellen von unwerth

eudora welty

steve mccurry

sally mann

vivian maier

yousuf karsh

anyone who is actively trying to figure it out through photography.

 Contact details:

Email: bay@cbaymilin.com

Website (if you have one): http://cbaymilin.com

Blog/social media sites:

http://cbaymilin.tumblr.com

http://facebook.com/cbaymilin

http://instagram.com/baystar23

http://vimeo.com/cbaymilin

http://be.net/cbaymilin

And finally, please complete the following with as little or as many words as you see fit (as long as it remains under a page long):

Photography is….

ceaseless joyful frustration coupled with blissful discovery

—- 

very cool things. pass it around.

—-