About the Girl
Hello it's me, I create jewellery.
Photograph by Patricia Langer
I am a left-handed writer and creative. I am shy at first sight, and a whirlwind at second glance. I give my whole heart for the people who mean the world to me. I say yes first and figure the problem out later. The variety of goods in shops overexerts me, and from time to time I need a hiatus from the noisy world. Sometimes I feel the need to dwell in one place for a long time to embrace it and let it become a part of me. I am a visual perceiver thoroughly, and the camera is an outlet for my creative energy. My hands are always moving. I pick up my tools and can leave the world behind for a few hours. The night is my fellow, and I often loose myself in my work, realising that the sun will soon rise again the next day.
I have always been drawn to nature. The moon and stars in a clear, cloudless night; dense fog, which calms the landscape, and the sun painting the world gold, before she leaves the stage for the nightlights – all these natural phenomena fascinate me.
Most of the people I grew up with spent their time drinking, collecting love affairs or throwing parties. In their eyes I was a stranger, spending a lot of my time in my own little world – in my room – with my crafts. Back then someone told me to be honest about who I am, and I try to live by this consult ever since. I gave up trying to become someone else, who I am not familiar with. Maybe little things go wrong, and I am constantly getting lost, but all in all my life is too exciting to be sad.
My mother saved money throughout the year to give me a camera for my birthday, and it changed my life forever. Within my photography and cinematography I grew confident, I learned to trust my strengths. They say, it’s not the value of your equipment, it’s the aesthetic eye behind the lens, which turns dust into gold. And I guess, they are right. I still use the camera I got as a teenager, entered a film competition, and won. It is the idea – the story – which beats the equipment.
Instead of seeing the world as it is, I discover history at every turn, and the beauty of a whole city in cracked walls.