Pace Bailey from Southern California is an analog artist fantasizing about haloween and haunted settings. We like his aesthetics and his suggestiveness a great deal and he likes Japan and the North. Read on.
When you are taking a picture, what is the most important thing to you?
What I usually keep in mind is the subject and aesthetic of the photo. For a long while, I jumped from camera to camera, sometimes experimenting with different developing processes for this exact effect.
Why do you think you are interested in darkness, haunting places etc?
I have romanticized the idea of Halloween and haunting settings since I was old enough to really enjoy the undefined art behind it. Even now, I reflect upon something as simple as Scooby-Doo and how the premise and aesthetic are still inspiring to me while I think creatively. I’d like to say I will be incorporating more aspects of that in the future too.
Is there a place you would love to visit since you feel it would be a perfect setting?
I really am drawn to the Great White North and Japan. Those two settings are sort of out of reach fro me, considering I live in the concrete jungle of southern California. Seeing what others are able to do with these wide natural expanses is ineffably inspiring and frustrating to me when I can only experience it behind an LCD screen.