You can see everyday life coming through.
Name: Saskia Lelieveld
Hometown: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Style of photography: Documentary/Autonomous
Type of camera(s): Analog Mamiya 645 super pro and Mamiya 7II 6×7
What gives you inspiration?
What inspires me are the people close to me, music (Modest Mouse, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith), city’s or places where decay has set in, closed old houses, old worn down factory’s. Everything that used to be beautiful, but isn’t anymore. What also inspires me are the trips I take with my mother to places were you can find the history of World war II. These places are interesting but depressing and awful at the same time.
What are your influences?
Bas Jan Ader, he was a brilliant Dutch conceptual artist. The early works of Annie Leibowitz, when she was on tour with the Stones, and her early portraits. Robert Frank, Stephan Vanfleteren, William Kentridge, Martin Parr and Anton Corbijn.
Why did you choose these photos?
These pictures show my style as a photographer. The two pictures of the ‘German Soldiers’ are from a new series: ‘Don’t mention the war’. Grown men re-enact German WOII battlefields, with great determination and genuineness, but you can see everyday life coming through.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is a way to capture the things I find funny, odd, depressing or beautiful and show them to the world around me.
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