Gemma

cory sanchez

Cory Sanchez is a film photographer from Las Vegas. Although he’s admired the art of film photography his entire life, he only started shooting film 3 years ago.

 

How did the idea for the series come about?

 

In a weird way, I’m trying to capture moments that are subtle. I’m unsure how to describe it any other way. Moments, I suppose. Just moments, when an arm bends a certain way, when you reach for something, catching a glance. Something only a human would do, without even thinking twice, but something that only lasted a moment.

 

Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?

 

Of course. In an unfortunate, patriarchal society, we can always get better. My girlfriend’s sister is a photographer as well and she always strives to avoid photographing women in a ‘weak or vulnerable state’ since that has become so ignorantly and widely admired. We’re well on our way, though— I think. This is the era where we are more aware, more sensitive to those around us. This is hopefully the era where we, as photographers, are better.

 

How would you define beauty?

 

Beauty is both familiar and unfamiliar all at once. Beauty is when I become used to seeing the same thing over and over again and I have one moment where I see the same thing as something refreshing, natural and new.

 

What inspires you and what makes you happy?

 

When it comes to creating art, I find that I’m often inspired by Asian art in any medium, from Ren Hang to Yayoi Kusama to Kawabata Makoto. My girlfriend and my cat make me happy always.

 

Film or digital?

 

Film.

 

Lastly, what’s next for you?

 

I’ve recently become more inspired to work on actual, collective projects in photography. I’m hoping to release a small book of photography sometime in the near future.

photography: cory sanchez

model: gemma