March 09, 2011
photographer eric cahan
Eric Cahan's photography is instantly recognisable. He shot many of the great features in Domino magazine. He also photographed Gwyneth Paltrow's Hampton's home for House & Garden (before that magazine also folded). Much of his work can be seen on the site of his agent. However, you might also want to look at the next phase of his life as a photographer. As Eric says, it's about art for art's sake. If you are in New York during March check out his exhibition at FD Gallery.
Which five words best describe you? Awake, asleep, sharp, soft, observant.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Donald Robertson gave me my start at Glamour Magazine. Since then, it's all about bringing more light.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Do not burn any bridges. And if you have, get a good architect for the rebuild.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Living to be 40.
What’s been your best decision? To make art for art's sake.
Who inspires you? Gradients - a child's face - a great work of art - a moment of meditative peace.
What are you passionate about? My nieces. And helping people see moments in time that they might normally miss.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Jesus
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Conscience and inner peace.
What are you reading? Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins.
images courtesy of eric cahan