"Ok Tony, did you start this project to get attention on your blog or did you do it to actually help me?"
That is the starting point of Stephanie's interview with Tony Fouhse.
Tony is a photographer, Stephanie is a woman who is a heroin addict. Tony is trying to work with Stephanie to document her addiction and hopefully her recovery. You can read all about it on Drool (with a dedicated website/blog coming later).
What is your day job?
How did you get involved in this collaborative project?
How did you gain access to the people in the project?
everything seems to take a long time.
Is there anything you cannot gain access to?
What are the problems with photographing this subject?
doesn't show up. When she does show up, about half the time she is so fucked up that I spend all my energy dealing with that, trying to help and comfort her, rather than thinking about, or taking, photos.
What do you hope to achieve by doing this project?
Were there any assumptions you had made before the project that you realised did not apply?
Were there any assumptions you made before starting the project that you realised did apply?
I thought that I might be able to maintain enough distance to remain, if not untouched, at least slightly removed. This hasn't happened.....I've been swept up.
How do you fund this project?
What constitutes success for this project?