I like to joke that Dustin Chambers is the, “Where’s Waldo Photographer of Atlanta.” From Creative Loafing to The New York Times, it’s obvious Dustin’s work resonates in his hometown and beyond, but when he’s in the ATL it’s hard to not run into the kid because he is literally EVERYWHERE.
Between projects, Dustin sat down with us for an interview. Here’s a preview of our conversation aka 10 the Hard Way.
Local Hero: Killer Mike. He’s just an amazing human. He’s just so smart and so kind.
Food: Chef Liu’s dumplings.
Source of inspiration in the city: I like to walk downtown a lot. Anywhere I can walk and see people, basically.
Sport’s team: Falcons.
Contemporary whose work you admire: David Walter Banks, an amazing photojournalist.
Most overrated thing about ATL: I think East Atlanta can be overrated.
City’s hidden gem: Atlanta Prison Farm.
Local musician: I’ve been getting into Deerhunter lately.
Scariest moment of my life: Most recently, driving to the beach in Charleston on a two-lane bridge and swerving into oncoming traffic to dodge a stopped car. No one dies. Being at the beach was a lot more beautiful that day.
Biopic director and title for your life story: P.T. (Paul Thomas) Anderson and we can call it, “Dust Chambers.”
Photography by Kelsey Ryan