Interview Lisa Van Damme

I love that it gives me the possibility to go to places where I normally never would go.

Name: Lisa Van Damme
Hometown: Ghent, Belgium
Style of photography: Documentary – reportage
Type of camera(s): My eyes
Website: www.lisavandamme.be

What gives you inspiration?

Travelling gives me inspiration. If I go on a big trip I mostly see a lot that inspires me to make a new photo documentary. 


What are your influences?

I think that everything I see gives me input and influences me. Also work that I don’t like.
Work that I love the most is work by http://www.andreadiefenbach.com, http://www.laurengreenfield.com/ and Nick Hannes.
 
Why did you choose these photos?
 
I chose to show my latest series “a dog’s life”. As a result of a Romanian law proposal to massively kill all stray dogs. I went to Romania and there I made a series about the daily life in a dog shelter.

What does photography mean to you?

It’s a way to be more conscious of the things that happen around me. And I love that it gives me the possibility to go to places where I normally never would go.
 
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