Tell me about yourself.
My name is Dennis Auburn and, I am 22 years-old. I am an analog and digital photographer traveling around Texas and wherever else my mind takes me.
What about human beings fascinates you the most?
What do you hope to accomplish with your art that you feel you have not conquered?
Your artwork is so intriguing; it is full of delicateness and, it is very amiable, which can lead a viewer to feel and many different, soft emotions. What do you hope to convey to your audience through your photographs?
Looking at your photographs, I find myself struck by a sense of adolescent beauty and femininity. In particular, I really loved some of your photographs with a young girl and guy in nature and covered by a transparent cloth. What were your intentions behind the shoot?
It seems you are very fascinated by the humanness in us, such as love, connections, and suffering, that we fail to see due to all the distractions this world has to offer. How do you correlate this into your photography? Do you hope to portray a message about humanness to your audience?
I’ve always been an observer. People watching is really enjoyable because you can tell a lot about a person just from simple body language. I work a 9 to 5 job sitting at a computer all day, and I realized that I lose a lot of insight on what living really has to offer. Sure, I have free time to experience love, connections, and sufferings, but I start to drift away from it all the more I stick to such a mundane routine. I think that’s why I try to express as much of these experiences through my photos, for it will always remind me, especially as I grow older, that you can always work hard but always play harder.
In our issue, Contrast, your series Border Line is very captivating and distinctive. The series demonstrates soft colors and lighting that creates a dreamlike, ornate world. What were you wishing to achieve during the editing process of these photographs? Overall, what inspired you to create this specific series?