"I'm just trying to have a good time."
You are probably wondering who is Erich Bouccan? Yeah I did too, but it was not until I found his I
Instagram profile like a month or two ago in which i was intrigued by who was the man behind the lens? Very mysterious. When you first click on Erich's profile on Instagram you see amazing photos, but the description only had an email there. I was like who is this badass photographer?!! He had pictures ranging from Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, KISS, Lana del Rey, Dakota Fanning, Roger Water, and even Paul McCartney!! I had to get an interview and ... I did! This is guy is Mexican born and raised. He is here to represent. Here is somewhat how the interview went:
1. What inspired you? How did you end up in photography?
Bouccan: "I started off in the realm of fashion in college in 2011. Every semester they would contract a photographer and I started off with a friend. In the world of fashion, it is hard to see results fast so I started photography professionally in 2013."
2. What photographer inspires you?
Bouccan : "Hedi Slimane is my favorite photographer. Which is probably why a lot of my work is inspired by him."
What is your favorite style of picture to take?
Bouccan: "Not necessarily my favorite picture, but I do what gives me work. Photography is no longer just a hobby, it is work. I work with producers now. So I am always doing different things."
4. What has been your favorite project?
Bouccan: "I like taking pictures on stage. I can't believe it. I not only take pictures, but I get to hang out with the band."
5. I've noticed a lot of band pictures, What is music for you?
Bouccan: "It's 80% of my life and dogs are 20% of it. It ties in with so many things, even fashion."
6. Who has been the best/worst person to have worked with?
Bouccan: "So far, they've all been great."
7. What is it like to see life through the lens?
Bouccan: " The most important thing is not the camera, but it is important to focus on the visual. I love Another Magazine, I.D., and B magazine. When I photograph it is in the moment. I like to take the time to select pictures."
8. What is beauty to you in photography?
Bouccan:" I pick the pictures that the bands/people look the best. They are my idols."
9. You mentioned you are from Mexico. What is Mexico for you? What do you think about the situation?
Bouccan: "Last year I went to the Tijiana/San Diego and El Paso/Juarez border. I noticed that Californians love Mexicans and I've had much luck with the people I have met. I have not personally experienced anything bad. I was once told that "In bad situations, many times, the best come out of people."".
10. To end this, what is your life message and your life goals?
Bouccan: "I plan to take pictures at music festivals in Europe soon. I',m just having a good time. i hope to get hired for bigger tours soon."
I wan to thank Erich for this this interview. If you need to contact him, you can at firstname.lastname@example.org.