I have been endlessly fascinated by Nick Rhodes'
photography book 'Interference'. I was curious about the process used to create these pictures--all I can seem to find out is that a Polaroid camera, a television screen and some kind of computer manipulation was involved, but I don't know how and in what order. Can you ask Nick to shed a little light on the subject? Also, does he ever plan to do another book of photographs?Thanks muchly, Sheila
HI SHEILA. I ASKED NICK AND HE SAID ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN NICK'S BOOK WERE TAKEN WHILST HE WAS ON TOUR IN 1983/84. HE USED A POLAROID SX-70 CAMERA AND TOOK THE PHOTOS FROM TV SCREENS WHICH HE MANIPULATED ONLY BY USING THE TV CONTROLS. NONE OF THE PICTURES WERE ENHANCED OR MANIPULATED BY COMPUTERS. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE IMAGES IN THE BOOK WERE CHANGED A LITTLE GRAPHICALLY BY THE DESIGNER MALCOLM GARRETT.
NICK HAS CONTINUED TO TAKE MANY PHOTOS SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF "INTERFERENCE" AND WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO PUBLISH MORE BOOKS IN THE FUTURE, HOWEVER THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO PLANS FOR ANY PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE.