Each month, AMO will be promoting an Artist of the Month! A nominated ASU student artist will be chosen and featured on social media, Plemmons Student Union, the art department, and more!
This month's artist is photographer Harrison Cribb. He is from Winston-Salem and currently a Sophomore at ASU. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Harrison to find out more about him as an artist.
-What’s your biggest source of inspiration towards your art?
My biggest source definitely comes from other photographers. David Alan Harvey, he’s always been the biggest impression on me and my work. Also my friends always motivate me like Carly Owens and Nolan Sullivan. They’re both like constant inspirations to me. Other artists are Larry Towell and Henri Cartier-Bresson is another big one. Just the classic photographers. All the old-school guys have had a lot of influence on me.
-What’s your go to camera to shoot with?
That’s hard I have too many cameras. I have a Canon F-1 that’s a film camera, that’s my go to camera for sure.
-What does your work aim to say? What are some major themes used in your work?
I’m an anthropology major so I tend to focus on interplay from humans to humans, humans to the environment, whether that be natural or constructed. I’m very interested in how humans interact with one another and the environment around them. And I think that kind of shows through the mundane things I tend to photograph, that don’t really say a lot but may be a speck of something that you don’t normally think about.
-What kind of music do you enjoy listening to while you’re working on something?
Radio Head is a big one, Flaming Lips, sometimes I’ll listen to classical music. It depends on the mood I’m in.
-What advice would you give to art students that are starting out right now?
It’s definitely something you have to keep at day to day. Whether it be a camera or a paint brush or drawing, constant practice day in and day out. It’s not something you can just pick up every now and then. If you’re attracted towards it, you have to just keep doing it over and over again.
-What projects are you working on right now?
I don’t have necessarily a large project in mind right now. The stuff I photograph does tend to combine into a larger narrative because the things I see tend to relate to one another. Like something from last year or two years ago I can piece together to kind of form a narrative. As of right now I’m freely shooting. At the point I’m at right now I don’t necessarily see myself to be accomplished per say or like in a kind of mindset where I think I’m ready to pursue some type of long term project. Right now I’m just fine-tuning my skills as much as possible in order to apply that to some sort of long term narrative someday.
More of Harrison's work here: https://www.instagram.com/harrisoncribb/
Special thanks to Art Management Organization members Abbey Adams and Muzammil Syed.
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The Arts Management Organization or AMO, seeks to promote professionalism and networking within the arts fields by increasing awareness of the arts on Appalachian State University's campus and in the community.