This week’s celebrities – founders of Campus Food Trucks, Eric Edelmen ‘13, Steve Borukhin ’14 and Isaac Brower ’13 – are bringing a late night alternative to Supersnacks to Bowdoin’s Campus. Read about their love of food and hopes for their truck – and get excited for the CFT!
HerCampus: When did you first realize you were a foodie?
Steve Borukhin: My parents took me to Paris in elementary school and opened my eyes to foods such as foie gras, fresh shucked oysters on the half shell, and chateaubriand, cooked rare obviously. Fell in love with food, never looked back.
Jean-Paul Honegger, known as "JP" around campus, is a freshman from Switzerland. As a very cultured and nice addition to the Bowdoin community, JP is a very talented and passionate photographer. In this issue of Campus Celebrity, more people will have a chance to get to know what drives him to produce some amazing work.
How did you become interested in photography?
I've been interested in photography for years. In primary school, I would take my little Canon film camera (which I still have) with me on trips. I loved the idea that I could so easily encapsulate a memory, a moment in time. In a way, the photo is a kind of mental trigger - that is, when I see one, I can remember all kinds of things about the environment in which I was in, be it the smells, the sounds, or what lies just off-frame.
Where are some of your favourite places to take photos? Why?
Switzerland, without a doubt. Even though it's a small country, there is just so much to photograph, from the mountains across the lake to the people in the streets in Geneva, to the cows in the fields next to my house. The country's small size belies the fact that it is incredibly varied.
What do you value about your art in the 21st century?
This new century (and indeed this new millennium) has so much to offer to the artists of this world. It's so easy now for anyone to unleash their inner artist to the world, through websites like Flickr and Tumblr. Some people lament the fact that this is supposedly diluting art, but those are people who think that art is the preserve of the few, when it really is something that all of us can and should enjoy.
Where do you see yourself in ten years with your photography?