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19.10.2018

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When we wanted to interview Adrian Crispin for his portfolio in LFI 7.2018, he was on holiday in France. So he wrote his answers on the paper of the famous Hotel Negresco in Nice, photographed them and sent them via Whatsapp.

This year, Crispin has been travelling a lot: in Mexico, his native country, in Italy and in France. For the LFI blog he put together an exclusive online portfolio from the pictures.

An excerpt from the interview:

What are you aiming for with your photography?
Recently I had the feeling that I am very much a humanist-anthropologist with a camera. This idea came to me during a recent trip to Mexico City where I was born and hadn't been in eighteen years. I am trying to create a record of my life experience with an obviously very specific point of view.

Which camera do you use and why?
I have photographed with a Leica M6 for many years and most recently with a Leica MP. There is one image which to this day remains a mystery and in many ways inspired me to “ become” a photographer. Henri Cartier Bressson’s Madrid, 1933. After seeing this photograph I became obsessed with everything about it, and this obviously led me to the Leica rangefinder aesthetic. I began using the M6 and it just became a very natural way of making images for me.


You can find the full length interview in the latest issue of the LFI magazine.

All images © Adrian Crispin

Equipment: Leica M6 and Leica MP with
Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Asph, Summicron-M 35mm f/2 Asph and Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8
Portrait of a priest, Dolcedo, 2018
Ficus Macrophylla, Italy, 2018
Cacti, Italy, 2018
Vampire Birds, Dolcedo, 2018
Kambo, NYC, 2018
Portrait of a priest, Dolcedo, 2018
Bagni Terreno, Italy, 2018
Fran Lebowitz, NYC, 2018
Latoya Ruby Frazier, Harlem, 2018
Palm tree, DF, 2018
Kevin Kite Man, NYC, 2018
© private

Adrian Crispin

Born in Mexico City in 1975, Crispin’s parents relocated to New York City when he was 11. In the nineties he discovered the work of Cartier-Bresson and purchased his first Leica M6. In 2002 Crispin moved to Paris, constantly travelling between Europe and the US. In 2011 he got his first major commissions in fashion editorial and reportage. Today Crispin lives and works between Paris, New York and Berlin.

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