Friday, December 21, 2012

Interview with Laura Zalenga

Welcome back to Munich based photographer Laura Zalenga. Some of you may know Laura through her digital work, but how about her film photography? Just scroll down and read on to learn more about Laura Zalenga and her film work.

Hi Laura, can you tell us a little about you?
I'm Laura, 22, from Munich, Germany, I study architecture but since 2009 photography is my life. That's probably all you need to know because my photos tell much more than words could.

How did you first get into photography?
I've been drawing/painting naturalistic since I was little and suddenly I noticed it was't enough anymore and I've always been fascinated with the portraits my dad shot when he was my age. There was a point when I new photography is it. You can capture the daily fairytales within a second but you can also create whatever is on your mind and make it look realistic in your photo.

Do you work as an amateur or professional photographer, and have you completed training or have you learned by yourself?
I'm completely self-taught and so far photography is only my hobby as I study architecture which is more than a full-time job. But still photography is my real passion.

You shoot both film and digital, but do you have a preference?
I shoot both but separate it very clearly. Digital is my preference as there are more possibilities and it's not as expensive. My analog camera is my companion whenever I'm on adventures with friends. It's rather my memories-box than a working tool which makes it so much fun and includes so much relaxation.

Who are your favorite photographers?
At the moment: Laura Makabresku, Nishe, Tamara Lichtenstein and Théo Gosselin.

What place does photography have in your everyday life?
Photography is my life. I can't think of living a day without it.

Laura, thank you for the interview.

Read here to find more five reasons that she loves about film photography. For more of Laura's work, please visit her website, Facebook page or Flickr photostream for digital and film work.

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