You Are Not Banksy – Real-life Banksy re-creations by Nick Stern

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Who is Nick Stern, where are you based and what do you do?
I was born in London and have been living in Los Angeles for 5 years. For nearly 20 years I’ve been shooting news for newspapers and magazine. Including things like war, earthquakes and investigations.

You’ve done an interesting and successful collection of work around Banksy’s work. Tell us more about the project?
It came from an idea back in the summer of 2011, I was shooting a friend, an actor in LA and we wanted it to look ‘dark’ and ‘moody’ so I dressed him in a hoodie, it was about the time of riots in London, and I hit on the idea of shooting a riot scene with people throwing flowers, based on Banksy’s piece. This idea developed into the recreations.

 

 

Is there a metaphorical meaning behind this collection or are you further emphasizing what Banksy is saying?
I think the meaning is contained in Banksy’s work – something Banksy does so well. My series just gives the images some reality.

Do you see yourself doing more 3d interpretations of 2d work, if so what do you have in mind?
Yes certainly. I’m already planing more, some of them are more ambitious. I need a leopard and some missiles for the next set! I’m speaking with a publisher about a book at the moment. It would be great so see all the images in a book.

 

 

Any word from Banksy?
Nothing yet, as elusive as ever.

What project are you currently working on?
I’m currently creating more works based on some of my news images. One of my favourite so far is from the Earthquake in Haiti back in 2010. It shows a woman begging a soldier for food.

What advice would you give to young creatives looking to do what you do?
Go with your passion, don;t give a fuck what other people say… just do it. Find a medium that works for you and learn everything you can about it. For me it’s photography.

Where can the readers view your work?
My Images are on my website : www.nickstern.com and my art is on my store – http://store.nickstern.com

Blog http://nickstern.wordpress.com/

my twitter @nicksternphoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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