Dan Mountford is a twenty one year old multidisciplinary freelance designer & graphic design student. He was raised in Milton Keynes, but is now living/studying in Brighton, UK. He has been working predominantly in editorial, motion design & photography for clients such as Simon & Schuster, Urban Outfitters & The Economist. Being a student, Dan is currently in the process of collating enough work together for a solid portfolio and is open to all commissions, collaborations and internships. For his first Run here with us artist Dan Mountford brings us one of his double exposure silkscreen prints “Self Pavilion.” This silk screen print was originally created in camera by Dan and then silkscreened in a beautifully detailed 4-color CMYK Screenprint. Read on as Dan discusses some of his techniques, past influences and more. Check out Self Pavilion at 1xRun.com.
1xRun Thru Interview
Dan Mountford – Self Pavilion
1xRun: When was Self Pavilion drawn/created?
Dan Mountford: I created this only in December 2011.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Dan Mountford: The process of creating this image was born out of experimentation with analog photography. I played with a technique known as double exposure—which is usually in images from toy cameras such as the Holga— as a creative effect or sometimes mistake which is caused by the film negative being exposed twice on the same frame. It can be very hit and miss, as well as expensive and time consuming to get good results. Discovering how to isolate parts of the image came from analyzing experimental results and using a key photographic element to my advantage. 1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Dan Mountford: As I said it can be very hit and miss, but this one came about naturally as I knew what to expect from photographing these subjects before.
1xRun: Why should people buy this?
Dan Mountford: Why do people buy art?
1xRun: Describe Self Pavilion in one gut reaction word.
Dan Mountford: intricate.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Dan Mountford: I started around 3-4 years ago, but only just in the past year got into photography.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Dan Mountford: I don’t know.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Dan Mountford: I enjoy working to music like post rock, folk and ambient while I work.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be ?
Dan Mountford: kxx.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artist who would it be ?
Dan Mountford: J. M. W. Turner, I really like his style.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Dan Mountford: A turner print and yes!
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Dan Mountford: my housemates painting.
1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?
Dan Mountford: can’t say.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?