Focus Interview: Daniel De Giosa (Livid Skateboards Exhibition)
An insight into one of the many rad photographers appearing at Livid Skateboard's upcoming exhibition.
This Saturday Livid Skateboards are taking over BOX6010 Gallery in Perth for the Livid Skate Photo Exhibition, where 14 skateboards produced by Livid will showcase the photography of some Perth's finest surf and skate photographers. The decks will be hung alongside framed original photos and plaques telling the photographer's stories of how each image was captured, showing the images journey from the moment of capture to a finished, handmade skateboard.
We're catching up with a few of the photographers to be featured, starting with Daniel De Giosa AKA DG Imagery.
30, Male, Perth.
Where are you now? What are your immediate surroundings?
On a ferry heading over to Rottnest island carrying some heavy camera gear!
Please describe a typical day:
Every day differs a lot, some days I'm stuck on a computer all day editing/designing, other days I'm cruising taking photos or surfing.
Who/what inspire you and your work the most?
Other photographers of course, but technology is becoming a great influence these days. I'm constantly thinking of using new equipment to create fresh content that hasn't been done before, the only problem is it's usually expensive.
What have you been listening to lately and do you listen to music while you work?
Lately I've been listening to a lot RUFUS, Glass Animals and Flume, but my music tastes vary a lot week to week.
What was the best piece of advice you have ever received?
No coffee after midday!
Three artists/illustrators/creatives we should check out?
Chris Burkard - my favourite photographer and the new school master of landscapes!
Matty Smith - master of water photography.
Tyler Brown - a good friend of mine who takes killer portraits and has a great creative style.
What are your favourite and the best things to do in the city that you live in?
Cruise down the west coast drive and enjoy the beaches along the way.