This week we are catching up with Ian Buosi, a young photographer whose work was a part of our "Empire State" exhibition of New York photography back in March. We caught up with Ian about his art-making routines, his favorite music and movies, and trying to balance photography and school.
LIVES IN / Union City, NJ
WORKS IN / New York City
OCCUPATION / Student and Photographer
ON THE CLOCK / Every weekday I wake up at 7 AM and skate to school. After school, if I'm not working as a photographer shooting events or sports in town, I head to the waterfront to shoot and skate around Jersey with friends.
YOUR ART WEEKEND / Weekends are when I get to explore New York City with friends or alone. I like to visit new neighborhoods every weekend so my work can be more diverse. New York City is a magical city for me because each different borough has a different vibe and it always inspires me to keep up with my photography.
ALBUM / Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures, or just chill listening to Soul Collection on Soundcloud.
FILM / Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, or anything else by Quentin Tarantino.
ARTIST / The photographer Joey L. truly inspires me, and I appreciate Banksy a lot.
BOOK / Sadly, not much of a reader. I came to the U.S. at the age of 13 so I never adapted to reading American books.
EATS / Sushi any time of the day, any day of the year. Dollar dumplings from Chinatown, and "struggle buns" also known as 50-cent honey buns sold in bodegas.
LATEST PURCHASE / $20 skating shoes, since a new pair rips every week.
GUILTY PLEASURE / Not studying as much as I should because I'm either skating, editing or reading about photography.
GRADE IN ART CLASS / A
36 HOURS / Head to Brazil, only for a weekend to explore nature with my family or friends.
SUGARLIFT PICK / Daniel Greer's "Horizons" -- I admire the combination of photography and modern photo manipulation.
Many thanks to Ian for taking the time to answer our questions! To become a collector of his work, visit Ian's artist page. And to stay up to date on more Sugarlift news and interviews with our favorite artists, sign up for our #YourArtWeekend newsletter.