JONATHAN CHERRY: What got you started with photography?
MED ZANINA: I’ve found a digital point & shoot camera in 2007 and started to use it. I would take it with me everywhere documenting my daily life.
JC: Any emerging artists inspiring you at the moment?
MZ: Andrei Tarkovsky is inspiring but not emerging.
I like Glen Erler and his attention to the relationships between people & their surrounding. The rawness of Alba Yruela’s photos & the world of Alison Scarpulla.
I should also mention Wassim Ghozlani.
JC: Whats your current project all about?
MZ: I don’t really have a project on mind while shooting. I take pictures of people who are important to me and of those who aren’t. I play a lot with light and want to catch an “intimate” personal atmosphere. Somehow I end up with concrete series.
JC: Where are you currently living and how is it shaping you?
MZ: A small quiet place in Tunisia where nothing in particular happens.
JC: One piece of advice to recent photography graduates?
MZ: Find your style and have fun.
JC: Any big plans for 2012?
MZ: Nothing special in mind, I’ll continue taking pictures & maybe experiment a little with films. I also want to make videos.
JC: Favourite tree?