Interview – Liza Mandelup vndl January 8, 2013 Interview, Photography VNDL: Describe your work/process. LM: I need to feel a sense of uniqueness to an experience in order to want to document it. Even if it that means driving an hour outside of the city or going to a new spot I’ve never been to, for me photography starts with creating, or naturally having, a moment that feels new. Then story. I’m always trying to find a story in a photograph, a person, a place, in the colors… What have you been up to recently (trips, projects, work)? Most recently I’ve been making prints, showing my work, and putting together my first zine. I’m heading to Cali in a week to shoot an album cover and meet some friends, travel up the west coast a bit… Oh, I’m also a full-time student right now, getting my masters at School of Visual Arts. Favorite Quote I saw the Bernadette Corporation exhibit at Artists Space recently and wrote down this quote by Antek Walczak …. He’s amazing “Perhaps to declare a now is to inherit an automatic death sentence. Identify a now, question it, define it for yourself. An attitude towards time; lived time, useful/useless time. Ignore cyclical novelty and see death as a time to begin living in peace. Not as a projection of reality.” Any advice to other creatives/aspiring artists? Everything you want to be is a choice. Always produce. What are you currently listening to/reading/ watching? Right now I’m listening to Doldrums and reading Reality Hunger by David Shields Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully making more short form videos, with a nice coffee table book…. Who is or where does your inspiration come from? People are always my inspiration. Whether its someone I’ve met recently or someone I’ve known for a long time it’s usually a person that makes me want to pick up a camera and snap something. Liza Mandelup is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Website Blog Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.