FRAME TOKYO members interview vol.4

In this new project, the members of FRAME TOKYO interview each other to find out who they are that they don't usually talk about. In the fourth interview , Shoko.S interviews Shingo Chill, who always makes us chill out .



Shoko:

Today I will be speaking with Shingo for our fourth Frame Tokyo member interview. Hi Shingo!


Shingo:

Hi Shoko ! How's going on?


Shoko:

I want to ask you about your nema. A word, Chill, is usd for your name, right?


Shingo:

Yeah I use it. lol


Shoko:

I get the impression that you are very free from that, but where does that atmosphere come from? For example, do you have other hobbies or things you like...


Shingo:

first of all, I have tried to set up my account with my last name. But I couldn't because it was already used...

Then I have changed one character and I made it. I feel it is good and it is meaningful.


Shoko:

What are you influenced by other sense of word, chill?


Shingo:

Well, I love music and movies. For me, photography is more recent new thing I have started. When I read Yume's previous interview, she mentioned Snoop Dogg. Old, middle and new school... I like black music in general.


Shoko:

That is cool! So you get very well with Yume right?


Shingo:

Yeah. I think I have some things I can emphasize with her.


Shingo:

I recently watched the movie “Paterson”. I love Jim Jarmusch. I also like “Shortcuts” (Director: Robert Altman, Author: Raymond Carver) and similar movies as well.


Shoko:

I see. It's so fresh to hear artists and work names that I don't know at all! I think there are still many things I have never known.


Shoko:

let's move on to next question. I want to ask you how do you feel when you photograph. I know some of photographers take photos with empty mind. I am so curious what do you think or feel when you take photos. I think it may be changed depending on situation or your life...etc.


Shingo:

I have talked with Takeshi about same topic before, and I could not find clear answer in my mind at that time. Then I have continued to seek of it, but I couldn't...


Shoko:

I also have had conversations with Takeshi about similar topic before, and I thought that topic was so difficult

to answer clearly.


Shingo:

Then I decided to write down my favorite words and poems in a notebook intuitively because I felt It was difficult to find clear answer to continue thinking of it.

I hoped I could get something. Of course, I can't finish it in one day, so I tried to add words little by little when I notice. When I tried it for a while, something like a vague keyword came to my mind.


Shoko:

What was the word you came up with?


Shingo:

It was a word, " Circle." So if I am asked like, " are you shooting with the theme of "circle?" I think that is not the case. I have a keyword called "circle" at the root of my work, and it influences my photography in some way or another.

I think that's what it means.


Shoko:

What kind of image of the word, Circle, do you have?


Shingo:

If I say simply, there is a poem, "the south wind eventually climbs the mountains in the spring and becomes a warm rain that wets the soil,” and I really love it.

I think there are things like this in the flow of the world and in the connections between people.


Shoko:

What else do you have?


Shingo:

It is not related with thoght, and I have been trying to take photos using 50mm crop. I usually use 35mm crop, but I haven't used 50mm crop so much before. Other things, I'm trying to change the fine adjustment of the finish to develop my works little by little.


Shoko:

Cool. This is my last question. Tell us about your future plan.


Shingo:

Last year, I did a lot of research on cameras in my own way. I was like, What is a manual? at that time.

A plan I have now is to look at many photo books. Looking at one photo book monthly, and I get to know 12 photographers a year.


Shoko:

Wow! That is so good plan! let me know when you finish.


Shoko:

I was so glad to hear about your talk.Thank you so much and let's continue enjoying photography with me!


Shingo:

Of course! Thanks Shoko and see you soon.


In the next issue, Kyosuke Hamao will interview Takumi Sekuguchi.

Look forward to it!