Meet the Artist: Rahm Carrington
Where’d it all start?
I began as a videographer in the music industry. I was traveling globally with touring musicians to document the live concert experience. I decided I wanted to carry a film camera with me on my travels to document in a way that was more permanent and meaningful than iPhone snaps. I asked my mom if my late father had a camera that he left behind, and inherited his 1980s Canon SLR 35mm camera. Then I inherited my grandfather’s 1956 Leica M3 and began to develop film and make my own prints. My photography passion took off from there.
Favorite photo you’ve taken and why?
My favorite work I’ve created is the first photo book I’ve been working on called I Still Love You. It’s a collection of photos that I love but more importantly, it has been my first time creating something where I feel like I got out of my own way and let something flow through me that is an attempt to express the ineffable truth of life.
Where do you feel the most inspired?
I feel most inspired on my family ranch. Using a camera down there has helped me understand and connect to my heritage and place in the world. Aside from that, if I’m ever in a new place with a camera in my hand I feel incredibly alive and inspired. It puts me in a state of loving curiosity.
What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self?
Allow the shadow to be next to the light. They work together to open the heart.
Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?
Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?
Everything Everywhere All At Once and The French Dispatch.
Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)
A steak at the ranch with my loving family and dog Radley (he gets some steak too).