1. Two truths and a lie about you, please
I do not lie.
I wore a yellow racing helmet for an entire year when I was 5 years old.
I’m not the girl who misses much.
2. I like the artistic level of your editorial and fashion work – it is comparable to that of your personal projects. Would you rather take or refuse assignment where you would feel a need of compromise and adjustment?
My editorial work is definitely comparable to my personal work. I used to have a hard time compromising when it comes to photography. It is getting a little bit better, but my flexibility is rather limited, which doesn’t mean I don’t like to try out new things. I love assignments which are challenging to me, but I need to feel connected to something- to create a vision in order to be successful in what I do. Most of the time I luckily get assignments which suit my photographic voice. If not, I try to make it mine by involving at least one significant parameter into the photo. Like using either a certain light, a special face or surrounding which interests me. If there is absolutely nothing that moves me, I would rather refuse the assignment.
3. Your pictures have a nice cinematic feel to it. Has anyone ever invited you to work on a film?
Unfortunately not! But i would love to do it! Film was always one of my biggest inspirations. I never had the guts to start it on my own though. There is something very intimidating about this medium, but I really hope to get the chance to get involved into film at one point in my life.
4. Song to listen when you are sad
The Van Pelt “Do lovers still meet at the Chiang Kai Shek memorial”.
5. Who should we interview next?
My dear friend and photographer Myriam Lutz.
More works by Debora Mittelstaedt.