Keegan Grandbois

Aug 22nd, 2017

Keegan Grandbois

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Keegan Grandbois was born in California but currently lives in New York City, working mainly in photography and video.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on a small magazine in collaboration with Blair Waters that will be about an alternate reality within our own. It’ll have text and illustrations along with photography. Hopefully have it out in the late summer/early fall! Other than that I’m going to be doing a few video pieces this summer.

Why did you start taking photos?

I always had an interest in it from being around my mother and aunt, and when I moved to the middle of New Hampshire from southern California towards the end of high school it was one of the few school electives that interested me. In a way it kind of helped me cope with that drastic environmental change. Ever since then it’s been something I’ve always done, I almost went to undergrad for it (or graphic design…), but switched to a more conceptual / media based program the day before. Ever since then I’ve slowly been trying to re-incorporate it into my practice.

What does the future hold for your work?

I’ve been doing more and more video based work over the past few years. It’s something I did a lot of awhile back, so it’s more of just getting that back into the mix of things. There’s something tangible about the time aspect that I want to try and work with more.

How do you determine if a work has been a success?

Tough question, I’ve been trying to organize my work in lightroom recently and my opinion on stuff changes almost every time I revisit it. A lot of times it’s hard to separate the idea and the execution, I think that plays a part in going from love to hate to eh.

What was the worst reaction you have had to your work?

I came across a site that just straightforwardly explained what was going on in a photograph of mine, as an insult. Makes ya think…

 

What can’t you leave home without?

½ gallon of whole milk.

How do you get your practice out when it is stuck?

This is something I deal with almost seasonally… I think the major key is just keep at it. The key is to make it. Don’t let them stop you. And a clean face.