Interview Lina Ruske

Photography means consciousness.

Name: Lina Ruske
Hometown: Berlin (Zurich for the moment)
Style of photography: Personal but not private
Type of camera(s): Nikon FM2, Yashica Mat-124 G, Mamiya 7 II, Canon AF35M

What gives you inspiration?

Most important and not be able to live without: my friends. Beeing together, experiencing, exploring, sharing thoughts that´s what inspire me most. And second: colours. All those colours, tiny differences in shades, when there is not only one blue but ten.

What are your influences?

When I first got in touch with Nan Goldin´s work, I knew it was ok to work the way I do. And out of a great number of photographers I would like to mention Seichi Furuya, Larry Clark, Mitch Epstein, Sibylle Bergemann, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Hüning, Stephen Shore, Wiebke Loeper.

Why did you choose these photos?

These four pictures are part of my current work and describe best what I am interested in: Beeing – together, alone – surviving in that crazy but absolutly intense world. And the small things that happen in the moment in between. 

What does photography mean to you?

Photography makes me see. And, moreover, it means consciousness.


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