Interview with Thilo Rohländer
Question 1: Where are you from?
Answer: “I live in Dortmund, Germany.”
Question 2: What draws you towards landscape photography?
Answer: “That is an interesting question because my main subject in photography is architecture and urban landscapes rather than real landscapes. And this closely connected to where I live which is this big grey city of Dortmund where pretty views are rather rare. But whenever I get the chance to travel I love taking shots of landscapes and try to maintain the same approach as if I was shooting architecture. I like my pictures calm and with a sense of absurdity surrealism.”
Question 3: What's the farthest you traveled to take a photograph?
Answer: “Chile was probably the farthest I travelled since I took photography seriously. The landscape tends to be very different depending on where you are. I remember the Atacama Desert to make a lasting impression on me.”
Question 4: How many hours does each photoshoot take?
“When I am on vacation I usually don’t plan before going out to take pictures. Most of the time I just take my camera with me and see what happens. Of course I have long term projects that I keep in mind when going out taking pictures but a lot of photographs just happen.”
Question 5: What is something that you personally find interesting?
Question 6: How do you get out of a creative rut?
Answer: “By just getting started. If I get stuck with a project I asks friends for advice.”