At first glance Camille Lévêque seems like a lazy photographer, the kind who doesn’t bother to get out of the car to get the shot. But in actuality, Camille is more like a huge manic eyeball, taking in and capturing everything she sees as fast as she can. Her apparent disregard for the rules of photography seems to prioritize a natural, less formally composed type of image, presenting beautiful snapshots of a world that is almost commonplace and familiar. Camille’s rebellious photography seems to possess a cheeky sense of humor – a stunning landscape interrupted by another person standing in the way, taking their own photo, or a glorious sunlit mountain scene shot through a grubby car window. – CM
1. How would you describe your photos?
I’d say they’re quite raw and flawed
2. Do you carry your camera with you everywhere you go?
I try to as much as possible. I alway have small analog cameras with me but when it comes to digital I have a big heavy dslr which is never convenient. I am about to switch to a compact digital so yes very soon I will be carrying one or two cameras everywhere I go.
3. What celebrity would you like to shoot most?
No one really. For me it would be more what I’d like to shoot most. Right now it would be anything in Japan.
4. What animal would you like to be, if not a human?
A red panda.
5. What’s your current obsession?
Work is always my number one obsession. Lately I have been very focussed on new printing and binding methods, as well as Still Life photography. I am also developing a strong obsession for Detroit and am considering moving there.
6. Would you like to live forever?
7. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
You have nothing to loose.
8. What do you do in your spare time?
I have a voracious curiosity and try and try to spend as much time as possible discovering new things, new artists, new places. I like to travel a lot, go to exhibits, read and craft little things.
9. Do you like having your photo taken?
Not at all. I quite hate it actually. Which might be why I do so little portraits, I guess I feel guilty asking others to do something I would never do myself.
10. Which photographers do you like right now?
Right now I am really into Ren Hang, Kent Andreasen, Ulrike Biets, Nathanael Turner or Maurice Van Es’s works. My constant inspirations are Martin Parr, Sophie Call, Andreï Tarkovsky and Nan Goldin among many others.
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