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Photography by Marie Louise Häfner

Nov 07, 2016

Marie Louise is a young German photographer and Literature student who creates images that at first instant may appear simple and banal, but it is precisely here, in this informality and simplicity where its attraction lies. With a dadaist tendency, her images find the joy and beauty in the mundane, reminding us that art can be found everywhere.

 

Next we want to present a short interview that we had with her:

 

am - First of all thank you very much for your contribution to our project. Can you please introduce yourself for us?

MLH - Thank you for having me! I grew up in Frankfurt, but have been living in Berlin for the past five years. I study Comparative Literature and Art and work in a gallery for contemporary art.

 

am - How did you start in photography?

MLH - I started at the age of 5 when my father gave me my first film camera. I’ve always taken photographs, but only developed a more serious interest during the time I spent in Paris after graduating.

 

am - What inspires your work?

MLH - Mostly the people I’m surrounded by.

 

am - Who are your favourite photographers / artists?

MLH - Marina Richter! But there are many more.

 

am - How would you describe your photographs in 3 words?

MLH - Intuitive, intimate, soft.

 

am - When you are not taking pictures, what do you do?

MLH - I recently started playing in a band. Other than that I enjoy reading, wellness and seeing exhibitions.

 

am - If you could travel and stay in a place for one year, where would you choose to go?

MLH - Iceland!

 

am - Favourite bands at the moment?

MLH - Lea Porcelain, The KVB + Search Yiu. Radiohead is my all time favourite though.

 

am - What’s your favourite movie?

MLH - "The Dreamers" by Bernardo Bertolucci.

 

am - What are you reading at the moment?

MLH - André Breton - L’amour fou

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