Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Marlen Stahlhuth
freelance photographer // Nylon Mag, BLONDE Mag, INDIE Mag, VICE, adidas etc.
casting / photo production / visual concept creation / social media






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May I Introduce: Davis Ayer


In between all the fashion week madness you definitely need some time for inspiration! I've been sitting on those photos by Daivs Ayer for weeks now, because I didn't want to post them without knowing a little more about the artist himself. So today I actually found the time to read through a few articles and interviews making me understand his work a lot better. Obviously the photos caught my eye straight away, but getting to know the inspiration and the process behind his images make them so much more interesting.

I pulled out some of the most interesting things he said... or some things I can relate to the most. I hope you enjoy his photos as much as I do. They have this great atmosphere to them that make you feel the sun on your skin or the wind in your hair (which sounds really cheesy) but that's how I see it.

"I did this shoot where Lauryn and I went to white sands, and I don’t know what it was, but that seems like the first shoot where it kind of clicked, where I feel like, for the first time, I knew what I wanted it to look like. Because I never have any idea what I want a photo to look like, it’s difficult for me to picture things before they happen."

"Your sensibilities are filtered through your experiences in the world, everything you’ve read, watched and seen, the stuff that you consume outside of photography or taking pictures is probably the most important stuff, informs what you’re into. So, it’s important to binge-watch The Sopranos and watch old movies."

"I definitely enjoy the process more than the shooting. I don’t want to be a photographer who says, “Oh, I’ll just take this shot and make it cool later.” But, I’m also…the subject is not the most important thing to me? I feel like it’s more about composition, or shape, or color. Feeling…regardless of what it is."

"What you show is…nobody has to show everything, what you choose is the biggest thing. I also have a whole thing about….that’s why I like film too…I don’t like perfection in photos. I don’t like…something has to be off about it, a little bit, I don’t like things that are just too clean."

"When I first started I looked at a lot of people’s work, I was introduced to a lot of photographers, and then at some point I just stopped, for the most part. I mean I still look at Instagram. I have friends who take photos – I look at their stuff. But for the most part, I try not to look at other people’s stuff for inspiration."

"I’m my biggest critic. I usually hate most of my photos. There’s a list of things that I need to be working on and getting better at angles and mixing up my…more diverse f-stops, getting more stuff in focus in the frame."

read the complete interview via: "thephotographicjournal"

July 15, 2015

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