Raw and Easy on The Eyes.

Clifford Prince King is a photographer based out of Portland. With no “proper” schooling or background in photography, he manages to capture images that are raw and easy on the eyes. 

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How did you start with photography?

My dad had a VHS recorder and I used to film Sent from my iPhone1. My dad had a VHS recorder and I used to film my toys and the reformation of the contents in my room; I would also film my dogs and narrative their thoughts.

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What kind of things do you like to photograph? What draws your attention?

Everything. Just a second ago I took a photo of a guy holding a plastic bag with a smiley face on it.

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Has taking a picture ever got you into trouble? 

Only with my family. They don’t have any sort of artistic background, so what I try to do isn’t what they see as being productive. I’ve gotten yelled at for taking strangers photos, but I don’t really care about that.

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Are there some photographers you admire?

Ren Hang, Ryan McGinley and Maya Heilman-Hall.

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How do your surroundings shape your work?

It’s hard to tell. My surroundings don’t have too much of an impact on my work.

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Are you working on something new right now?

Yeah. I want to take photos of friends on rooftops naked in different, well known neighborhoods in Portland.

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Interview by Emma TheCatt

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