Alastair Philip Wiper
Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag)
Alastair Philip Wiper — English-born, Copenhagen based photographer — finds beauty in unexpected places. His locations are always unusual environments “… I work with the weird and wonderful subjects of industry, science, architecture, and the things that go behind the scenes…“.
On one side, in his industry and science series, he offers through his lens a functional world. He explores interior spaces and captures the essence of buildings and infrastructures where science and industrial products are born. On the other side, in his architectural series, he explores the symmetry of the buildings and offers the aesthetic harmony between the buildings and their environments.
In his fascinating last series, Avoriaz: The Enchanting Village, Wiper offers us the mysterious, featuring the buildings of the small French village Avoriaz which seem to grow out of the mountains (This series will be featured in exhibition until next 31 January in Copenhagen).
What do you see as the ultimate discovery in the human history?
Alcohol. Civilization would not be where it is without it.
Do you find creativity where there was once insanity?
I don’t think I’ve ever really been insane, so it’s a bit hard to say. But I’m sure lots insane people feel very creative.
If you would have to give up one of your five senses, which one would it be and why?
Touch. It’s probably the one I could live without most. But then again, sometimes I do really like to touch things … I could still have sex right?
Empathy and apathy… Would you be able to work with someone like yourself?
Yep definitely. I think I am an amazing person to work with. I would give anything to work with me.
How do you cope with creative desperation?
And one for the ride, when do you decide that enough is enough?
It’s never enough.