Volt launched their first app transforming the editorials of the issue 14 into artwork.
‘Volt Introduces’ ten young artists who were commissioned to interpret ten editorials from Volt 14 into a vision of their own, using illustration, film, animation and photography, with illustration as the focal point.
Download Volt app HERE
To get to know the young talents more, we had a short interview with them.
Let us introduce: Photographer Lete Hulscher
Volt Café: Where do you get your inspiration?
Lete Hulscher: A walk through the city. Odd characters. Other cultures. The past. Travelling. It could be anything actually.
VC: How would you describe your work?
LH: You could say that the environment has a big influence on my work. Most often I try to capture a “moment” in time, it could be something that happens on the streets, an interesting character, a smile or a particular movement – which I used for this project.
VC: What would you like to tell to the world with your work?
LH: I like to capture small details or things that are happening around me. Noticing small details or situations make your daily life so much more interesting. My blog, which is called “You’ve found what you weren’t looking for”, portrays this idea. I would like the world to open its eyes and face the life that’s happening right in front of them.
VC: What are your biggest achievements so far?
LH: The work I’m most proud of is the book I’ve published called: “The places we ran from”. It’s basically a photographic diary of all the trips I made during the past few years. The book is divided into eight countries showcasing images and texts which identify a particular country through my own eyes. Personally, I see this book as a reflection of a beautiful memory.
VC: In your work is photography an art form or purely as means to document?
LH: My work is mostly based on documenting what is happening around me. Although, when capturing a truly interesting image, couldn’t it be seen as art?
VC: What do you think is the future for fashion film/photography?
LH: As nowadays everyone is able to portray themselves as ‘photographer’ through the use of Instagram and other medias, I think it will become more and more important to create meaningful images. By adding a personal vision to an image it will give it an actual content, more likely to survive in this world of visual overflow.
VC: Are/should be there any boundaries to break in fashion film/animation?
LH: I think that fashion photography has already changed immensely over the years. It’s not necessarily about “pretty” pictures and selling a product anymore – which I can really appreciate.
VC: Are you encouraged, when you’re developing your film style, that it has to have a specific appearance?
LH: As I´m a fan of analogue and black and white photography, a lot of my images contain sober colours. This gives my imagery a moody but at the same time melancholic feel, which I like, as if they´re telling a story.
VC: What is your goal as a professional?
LH: My goal as a professional is to be able to do what I love in the future, which is writing and photography. If I’m able to combine those two, in a creative field, I´ll be a happy person.
VC: Who would you have a creative pow-wow with for half an hour?
LH: For the last couple of years I’ve been attending the World Press Photo exhibitions, which made quite an impact on me. The way real life events and situations are documented literally gives you the shivers. The unpolished reality and honest emotions make you actually experience the series of photographs as if you were there. Although, I have my favourite photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde and Lukasz Wierzbowski, to accompany a journalist photographer on one of his trips would be an exciting experience.
VC: Are there any fashion houses particularly that inspire you?
LH: Maison Martin Margiela. The brand’s concept, which could actually be seen as non-branding, really appeals to me. For example, the anonymity of the brand’s designer, a numbered system of clothing tags instead of the brand’s logo make you focus purely on the collections and garments, which basically is the core of all fashion companies. In the “sharing” world of today, it could be seen as quite unique.
VC: What do you think of London’s fashion scene? Are you inspired by the people on the streets?
LH: During London Fashion Week I started taking pictures on the street, as the streets transformed into an extension of the actual runways. I’m not sure if I got truly inspired by all the outrageous outfits that I saw, but it definitely made an impact to see how people express themselves and present their fashion style for that matter. After Fashion Week ended, I was really tempted to change my whole wardrobe, so it definitely had some kind of influence.
VC: In one sound describe London, Milan, Parisian, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Guadalupe and Tokyo fashion?
LH: London: St. German – Rose Rouge
Milan: Jon Kennedy – Way I feel
Parisian: Cassius – I love u so
New York: Telepopmusik – Breathe
Stockholm: M83 – You appearing
Berlin: Star Slinger – Copulate
Guadalupe: Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
Tokyo: Four Tet – Circling
Interview by Regina Sepp
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