Gillian Laub interviews iconic photographer Tina Barney for the August 2011 issue of PDN
. The magazine brought together some of the most influential people in photography, whose work spans generations and genres, to discuss their inspirations, their technique, their challenges and the past and future of their careers.
Laub sat down with Barney in New York this past April. Laub first explains how she had no intention of photographing her family and rather felt that photography was a way out of her sheltered upbringing. However, like Barney, Laub found herself using her family and the familiar territory as her subject after capturing them at a friend's wedding. Laub questions Barney on a variety of subjects related to her work. The two discuss how Barney got her start, the identity of an artist, the interaction between photographer and subject, and her latest book The Players
Barney finishes their discussion by explaining how she continually pushes herself to evolve and be unexpected. Her parting words to Laub are to "keep up your good work."
The August 2011 issue of PDN
is out now.
See more of Gillian Laub's photography here.