Interview: Photographer Louwrens Lemmer
What started your passion and work in photography?
Instagram did. The app really ignited my love and work in photography.
How would you describe your vision and style?
I am definitely a creative story teller photographer. My main focus is to use people in my photos, as this is the most rewarding in terms of creativity and it also allows me to create a sense of perspective and context — which I love doing.
What is an essential aspect of your work?
To think outside of the box and create deep emotion. I definitely won’t be the same photographer if I did not have the ability of creating unique images with captivating emotion.
What is it that makes you get up and keep shooting?
I love photography and I love the people I get to shoot with. I also love the adventure and the fact that I get to see so much. Also, I’ve been lucky enough to build up an audience who inspire me to keep on creating.
Where do you pull inspiration from?
Fellow creatives definitely inspire me. But mostly, I am inspired by my ability to challenge myself and to want to beat myself. I constantly want to improve and show myself and my followers that I won’t slack down into any comfort zone.
What is your goal with your work?
To always consistently create beautiful images and to always innovate. I know if I stick to that, all my other dreams will be a reality in the future.
What struggles or obstacles had to happen for you to become who you are?
For me, the biggest thing I had to overcome was the fear of disappointment. I had to learn to keep my head up and challenge myself, rather than dictating my photography via the fear of disappointing others.
What would you describe your perspective of the world like?
Full of love and passion. Yes, there are so many hardships out there, but I honestly believe that the light outshines the dark.
What’s one of the biggest and most helpful tips you could tell someone?
Always be yourself. If you let people dictated who you are as a photographer, you’ll never earn their love, nor will you ever have influence. Being yourself creates that raw emotion that draws people to you. If you work hard, you will be successful.