NEWS / Q + A: Lisa Wassmann


By Mel Zee | October 19, 2011 | Link | No Comments

Lisa Wassmann, self portrait
Berlin-based photographer, Lisa Wassmann tells us about her muses, the first photo she ever took and freezing time with her camera Lisa Wassmann takes dream-like pictures that combine mostly scantily clad young people with animals and nature. A potential recipe for disaster, each photo is delicate and creamy with stunning images of oceans, forests, deserts and fields. Born in Berlin in the early 80s, Lisa became interested in photography and has since taken pictures mostly for the joy it brings into her life. She also makes short films and has created several music videos for Berlin’s BPitch Control artist Ellen Allien. Her photographic work has been featured in Sleek, Vice, Face and Dazed & Confused, among many others. Read our Q + A with photographer Lisa Wassmann and see more of her stunning images below. Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born in Berlin and that’s where I live at the moment. What got you interested in photography? That is a tough question. I think as an artist you choose a medium that fits and brings you joy. I adore photographs because they always freeze a quick moment in your history.

Who do you love taking pictures of? I usually choose people who don’t know how beautiful they are, but it isn’t easy to find muses. I have two on my hands that I take pictures of regularly because I never get bored of looking at them: Catalina and Adina. How do you feel when you're on the other side of the lens? Happy What did the first photo you ever took look like? Wow...eh, maybe pretty shaky. Who’s easier to photograph: people or animals? Animals.

Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go? Yes, but there are exceptions: like going to the supermarket. Tell us what your perfect day would be like. Autumn. Sleeping late. Sun and clouds outside. English Breakfast. Forest. Taking pictures. Coffee in the sun. What about your perfect evening? When I don’t have any plans. And the next day off. If you had to pick one song to describe your life right now, what would it be? “Changes Come” by Gus Gus Anything else? Save the ocean. See Lisa Wassmann in action here : http://vimeo.com/5287867 Some of her short films here: http://vimeo.com/user1811398 And visit her website here: http://www.lisawassmann.com

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