French photographer Elodie Le Gall is all about finding the beauty in quiet, everyday moments. Her photographs are not about the spectacle but capturing the emotions she felt at that passing moment. Get to know our TEN AND ONE Awards judges in this interview.
Welcome to the Lomography Magazine. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I'm Elodie. I'm a French x-ray manipulator. I make personal photos, referring to the journey I've been on, specific situations, and my state of mind through all this.
How did your interest with photography start?
As far as I can remember, I have always been interested in photography. As a child, I've loved watching family albums.
How would you define photography? What makes it worth pursuing?
I am fascinated by the fact that we can transcribe a fleeting moment into a fixed photograph. The process of capturing this moment is interesting. We don't have the same sensitivity or stop on the same details of a scene. We don't release the same emotions. This process of sharing with others is infinite which makes it fascinating.
What inspires you?
Everything can be inspiring me: the everyday life, journey, people we meet, strangers on the street, our emotions (good or bad)...all.
What makes a good photograph?
It's a set that makes a good picture: framing, light, and especially luck. The most important point in my opinion is the emotion that can emerge. It must arouse the interest of the audience. He would want to project and imagine what happened before or after, something that videos do not allow). They have the power to interpret the emotions of the moment, to feel what the photographer wanted to share.
Any advice that you’d like to give aspiring photographers?
I don't have any particular advice to give. Maybe train or get out of the house with a camera, look differently at the city, take the time to observe, become curious about everything.
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