Dino Kuznik is a New York based Photographer and Graphic Designer, originally from Slovenia, Europe.
He uses photography as a medium to immortalize scenes that are aesthetically unique, with an emphasis on color and composition. Solitude is a driving factor behind Dino's photographs. His work reflects a peaceful state of mind, one only attainable after total immersion within the environment he works in.
Experienced as a journalistic photographer and retoucher, he now mostly focuses on his personal body of work – a documentation of the American Landscape, whilst experimenting with different techniques.
What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?
I do not have favorites as there are too many good books out there to only narrow it down to one. I am currently reading ‘Utopia for Realists’ by Rutger Bregman and have to finish ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari.
Most visited blogs, websites?
I visit Intercept and Quartz a lot as I like to read their articles. Otherwise I would say I do watch a lot of documentary content or stuff like that on YouTube or go through other photographers websites or read artist statements from series and try to learn from that.
What apps do you use the most and why?
Instagram, Robinhood, Google Maps, Gmail. I market my photography on Instagram, I invest on Robinhood, I scout and tag locations on Google Maps and I respond to a ton of emails in the Gmail app on the go.
Whats currently on your playlist?
What records would you recommend to hear?
60s and 70s psychedelic rock ... way too many to list.
Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?
Kubrick, Coppola, Scorsese, Kurosawa and Nolan ... that's for the start. Everything they made is essential viewing imo. I did recently watch You Were Never Really Here by Lynne Ramsey which had a huge impact on me. I was thinking about it for sometime after the viewing ... it's a very disturbing film, but I think it's amazing.
Which artists working today do you admire most?
I don't really admire ... I try to learn from people's work I like. Try to see why it makes me feel the way it does and analyze what why it makes me feel a certain way. I can not single it down to one, but I am inspired by a lot of people. From photographers, musicians, movie directors to painters and other artists. I can name a few artists I really like: Todd Hido, Vivian Sassen, Stephen Shore, Martin Parr, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, James Turrell, a bunch of Magnum Photographers and I could go on for a while :)
What are some of your tv top tips right now?
I do not watch TV a lot. I do occasionally watch a documentary and the best one I recently watched was Icarus. I also love animation, so I recently watched the Netflix original Love, Death and Robots and really liked it. Oh, and some of my favorite shows are It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Rick and Morty ... just brilliant writing in both.
Who are you following?
What tools do you use in your work?
What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?
What are your favorite gadgets?
iPhone and lightmeter