How old were you when you picked up your first camera?
When I was 14 I started making photos with my parents’ camera. On my 15th birthday I got my own camera and that’s when it really took off and I started to make more pictures. My first camera was just a simple compact camera, I think I bought a slightly more profesional camera when I was 17.
What kind of camera(s) do you shoot with?
I shot with my Nikon d700
I want to go to the rainbow mountains in China. But who I would like to take with me, I honestly don’t know. I’m really fond of Leonard Cohen, Morrissey & Anton Newcombe. Those are people I would love to photograph but that would be more portrait-ish.
What inspires more, people or places?
I think the selfportrait I made in 2013. I am dressed in a Croatian dress my aunt made me. I shot this photo with my exboyfriend in Croatia, the expression I have in that photo is real. While shooting I got frustrated because it wasn’t working out the way I wanted. I was half naked in the dress and people stopped their cars and were screaming. Shooting the image was not nice but I loved the result. That photo was the beginning of my graduation project Place To Be, where I photographed people with a movie-ish feeling, travelling in empty wide landscapes.
What aspect of your work excites you the most?
The feeling when I shoot something and when I edit the photo it just all falls together perfectly.
At this moment until june 2016 I’m exhibiting in my own gallery, I’ve got my own wall with 6 pictures on it. It looks so profesional you know, seeing your own work in a gallery. I think I’m the youngest person who did an exhibition with my gallery.
Do you have any photographer influences?
I love how Viviane Sassen and Alex Prager work on their own projects and commercial assignments as well.
When it comes to photography: are you a head- or heart-girl?
I’m still editing the last series I shot in Tenerife, and after that I have no plans. It always comes when I don’t expect it.