Arne berichtete bereits in seinem Artikel Banksy in echt über den Fotografen Nick Stern, welcher unter dem Namen „You are not Banksy“ die bekanntesten Arbeiten von Banksy als Vorlage nimmt, diese nachstellt und fotografiert. Nun hat er seine Fotoserie um 11 Motive erweitert.
Bored Panda – the only magazine for pandas hat mit Nick Stern sogar ein Interview führen können, in welchem er einige Fragen zu seiner Inspiration und der Umsetzung der Bilder beantwortet :
How did you come up with the idea?
The idea to recreate Banksy’s iconic images came about in summer 2011 during the Riots that we breaking out in London (my home town).
I was shooting a actor friends and we wanted a ‘dark’ ‘moody’ feel to the images so we dressed him in a hoodie. I thought it would be an interesting project to recreate a riot scene with people thrower flowers instead of petrol bombs and bricks. That idea developed into the recreations.
How did you feel when your photos went viral? What has changed in your life?
I was amazed and flattered! So many people loved the idea. What has changed in my life. Not much except that it has confirmed I should be shooting more creative material. So that’s the plan!
How long does it take to recreate one scene?
To actually shoot them each image takes about 2 -3 hours. But I spend weeks getting everything ready before hand.
How did people react to your idea?
I’m amazed how many people love it. Some people have bought a great number of prints, I’ve also sent some prints free to people who love it but can’t afford to buy them. I’ve had a lot of support from Central and South America. The French seem to hate me. Haha! What do the French know about art
I’ve had no feedback from Banksy. I would love to do a book combining his street art and my images. I’ve already had some interest and looking for a publisher.