Blog post 3
Blog Post 3
I interviewed professional photographer and videographer, Alessandro Garabaghi. Before I sat down to interview to Alessandro, we spent about an hour or two just talking and getting to know each other. Not only to get to know each other better, but also to become more comfortable with questioning each other without awkward pauses. Overall, I am very glad that we did that, because in the long run it made the entirety of the interview flow much better.
One of the things I noticed that was that Alessandro gave very clear, raw, and truthful answers he provided. According, to the author of “Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data” claims that the richness of the findings from in-depth interviews have built-in credibility checks and a systematic analysis to guide an in-depth interview.
In order to conduct an interview through openness and honesty, one has to have some sort of basis between the interviewer and the interviewee. Irene Rubin expresses the importance of having that basis relationship between the two. She claims that the emphasis on the importance of working with interviewees as conversation partners rather than than just someone you are interviewing relives most stress of the interview overall.
Lastly, Alessandro and I were able to conduct an interview that flowed well because according to Stephen Rollnick, the author of “What is Motivational Interviewing” the trick is to be direct, and ask questions in a counselling style behavior to help the interviewee to explore deeper into their thoughts while answering questions. This is exactly what my interview was like as I tried to keep my questions short but at the same time, help Alessandro to explore deeper within himself to dig up more information about his profession.