Josh Farria’s photograph is a candid diary of his life in San Francisco. His images include a plethora of beautiful women smoking weed, hanging out in laundry mats, eating cupcakes on the toilet, and teasing the camera. There is a certain amount of joie de vivre in Farria’s subjects as they interact with their surroundings that range from urban landscapes to intimate interiors. I got a chance to ask Farriah a few questions about his photography, art, and inspirations. Read interview after the jump.
PAS UN AUTRE: Why did you want to become a photographer?
JOSH FARRIA: Im not sure.. I never had any plans on taking photos at all. It wasn’t until I moved San Francisco at about 23. I just really fell in love with the medium, I had a few friends that were taking photos and I decided to try it. As time progressed I wanted to learn more about it.. Especially by me being a film shooter, it takes patience and lots of trial and error. Before I started taking photos I would draw portraits. Looking back at my drawings, now I can see why I was so interested in learning photography. It makes lot’s of sense.
AUTRE: Can you remember the first photograph you ever took?
FARRIA: Fuck.. I wish.
AUTRE: Who are some of the subjects in your photographs?
FARRIA: Most of the girls in the photographs are my friends. Some are models, and some are not. I like the balance of both.
AUTRE: What is your favorite thing to photograph?
FARRIA: Women and moments.
AUTRE: Who are some of your major inspirations?
FARRIA: As of right now I would have to say Hawthorne Headhunters, Charmaine Olivia, Metronomy, and Darlene Farria my moms.
AUTRE: What goes through your mind when you look through the viewfinder?
FARRIA: A million things! Usually im thinking about how many exposures I have left. That’s a probably a boring answer but it’s true.
AUTRE: Whats next?
FARRIA: My first book, im aiming to release it before the end of 2012.
Follow Josh Farria on his tumblr diary. Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre.