Roeg Cohen was born in Toronto, Canada. He now lives and works in New York City.
How did the shoot with Emily come about?
I stumbled upon Emily on the internet. She’s a photographer, and I came across a picture she took. I followed that thread. Serendipitously we live in the same neighborhood. I’ve been interested in shooting other artists recently, so I asked if she would let me shoot her.
How would you describe your style?
That’s a hard one for me. I think it’s best left for other people.
Do you develop the b&w film stock yourself?
I do. I started doing it at home about a year and a half ago. I really enjoy the process.
How do you keep yourself going creatively?
I get good anxiety and bad anxiety. The good anxiety comes from being productive. The bad anxiety comes from doing nothing.
What was the most inspiring encounter/moment you had lately?
I wouldn’t say there has been one specific moment. But in this particular moment in time it’s really inspiring to see the work of the female artists I’ve been shooting lately. I shot Julissa Yasmeen, who I discovered through a story she shot for you. It’s inspiring for me to see work like hers that shows new narratives and perspectives.