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

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

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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.

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 neither the perception of distance or passage of time can shallow the depth of an artist’s will. 
 to work, to have a vision, the capacity to succeed in the creation of that vision, or to fail…it’s nothing to be taken lightly or balk at. 
 we find our strengths and offer ourselves the chance to be vulnerable. these are the traits of the truly brave. 
 whether in broad strokes or infinitesimal details, it is within the whole of this effort which is ever-inspiring. 
 so welcome back  stephanielandinthestudio ; i very much look forward to what comes next, and am filled with an anxious yet optimistic sense of hope. 
 let’s make our time count for something, and let that something be great. 
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neither the perception of distance or passage of time can shallow the depth of an artist’s will.

to work, to have a vision, the capacity to succeed in the creation of that vision, or to fail…it’s nothing to be taken lightly or balk at.

we find our strengths and offer ourselves the chance to be vulnerable. these are the traits of the truly brave.

whether in broad strokes or infinitesimal details, it is within the whole of this effort which is ever-inspiring.

so welcome back stephanielandinthestudio; i very much look forward to what comes next, and am filled with an anxious yet optimistic sense of hope.

let’s make our time count for something, and let that something be great.

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 retired, but active photographer  larry racioppo  shares his very personal account & work regarding superstorm sandy, in a private tour & talk at the  museum of the city of new york .  (i too was a featured photog & speaker, although i kept it fairly brief) 
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retired, but active photographer larry racioppo shares his very personal account & work regarding superstorm sandy, in a private tour & talk at the museum of the city of new york.

(i too was a featured photog & speaker, although i kept it fairly brief)

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" laying yourself open and bare for all to see "

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when you decide to create a piece of art, you must first attempt to understand what it means to want to make that art. there is such a spectrum of people whom i've met that say they're artists, but they never make anything, or do anything, or embody anything.

they're not tortured or deep or special or quixotic or definitive or desirable or haunting or any of the things that makes anyone interesting. and we've all been that version of a person or artist before i'm sure.

of course there are moments when you must create and collaborate out of the sheer need to understand yourself, and this is the particular vein that i seem to explore over and over in my portraiture work.

i want i want to know the perimeters of my limitations, and how i can go about crossing over that defined border. in laying yourself bare for all to see, the desire for your expression may begin to take shape.

i want to be more myself in every moment, and in photographing others, i find that sense of truth, beauty, savage calm, sense of bravery, vulnerability, and strength. in laying yourself bare for all to see, the desire for your expression may begin to take shape.

if any of this interests you, and you feel like you want to explore your perceived limitations with a fellow artist, please feel free to contact me. i'm always looking looking looking, and always finding finding finding.

tonight's homework:

take a chance on yourself and give yourself permission to be honest.

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" the eternal in the elemental "

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just got three rolls from the lab this morning. there's nothing like picking up film from a lab, and that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when your vision actualized in the negatives. 

beautiful inverted frames all in a row like memories made. with love, with skill, and soon to become a new thing altogether.

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