Interview / Catherine Lemblé

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Interview with the Belgian photographer, Catherine Lemblé.

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Where and when were you born?

I was born in Aalst (Belgium) in 1990.

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What are you doing in your life and how do you get the time to explore mountains?

I’m finishing my last year in graphic design, which means I have a lot of holidays in which I can go to the mountains.
My granddad has a chalet in the Alps where I sometimes go to.

How’s the life in Ghent?

Great. It’s a big and small city at the same time. Very cosy.

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What’s this project? [see image below]

That’s a book I made for a school assignment last year. We had to make a compendium so I made a book about crevasses. It’s called “crevasses”. I’m obsessed with mountains and snow and glaciers and of course, crevasses.

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Can you give me a recipe and 2 songs you love at the moment?

A recipe:

A mexican oven dish with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions, paprika, tomatoes and corn.

2 songs atm:

know yourself – drake
april’s song – real estate

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Where did you take this photo and with which camera? [see below]

This one was taken near Abondance, a little village in the alps in France. It’s taken with a fuji instax wide. Again, mountains with snow.

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Same question for this one [see below]

I took this photo near Munster, a little village in the Vosges in France before christmas. I was in the car with my mother. We wanted to walk higher up but there was a blizzard so we had to drive back down the road. Photo was taken with a canon EOS 30.

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Do you apply digital corrections on your images?

Sometimes, I try not to.

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Can you tell us more about your fascination for cabins lost in the nature?

I like the romantic idea of solitude in nature. No noise, no obligations, a lot of time and space and being alone.
It’s a fascinatig image: a little cabin, so human and transcient in nature, against the immensity and splendor of mountains.

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Do you spend nights in them sometimes?

I never did but it’s on my to do list!

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What are you going to do just after answering to this final question?

Make food and eat, one of my favorite activities.

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Last one in fact, what’s that? [see below]

I took this photo in the workspace of a taxidermist. It’s the head of a deer. The skin is folded so it may look a bit weird. You can see the hole where an eye used to be.

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Merci beaucoup Catherine!

 

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