Guided by artistic desire and limitless curiosity, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker, lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his formative years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. A man uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.
Debuting last February, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments that are often heavily vetted by producers and editors. This runs in stark contrast to how Lundberg likes to operate as an interviewer or as an artist. He’s intent on delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
Another two weeks have passed and Lundberg returns once again with his latest conversation. In episode 31 of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews, Lundberg spoke with photographer and filmmaker Hannah Price. So much more than just a person snapping shots with a camera, Price has been widely praised for her skills at documenting relationships through films and photographs, as well as for her work covering race politics, social perception, and misperception. One of her most famous projects was City of Brotherly Love, a series of photographs of men who would catcall her while she would walk the streets of Philadelphia.
A Yale University alumni, Price graduated in 2014 from the Yale School of Art MFA Photography program, and also was awarded the Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography. Her photos have appeared all over the United States, with some of them existing as part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
In discussing his recent conversation with Price, Lundberg said, “I was first introduced to fine art photographer and filmmaker Hannah Price’s work during a virtual artist talk, last fall. I immediately was taken by her use of deep shadows, use of film, and the subjects investigated with the lens. Subjects in which dive into relationships, race politics, social perception, and misperception. Accomplished is a light word for Hannah’s achievements, as she is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012). With that in mind, Hannah and I wax poetics regarding photography, New Haven, books, justice or lack thereof, and much more! So please enjoy this convo with fellow lens artisan and social commentator Hannah Price.”
Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.