Interview with Emma Pille
Question 1: What is your name?
Answer: “My name is Emma Pille and I’m a 21 years old dutch photographer.”
Question 2: Where are you from?
Answer: “I live in the east of the Netherlands, the name of the city is Zutphen. It’s a small cozy city with very old houses.”
Question 3: When did you begin taking pictures?
Answer: “I am not a photographer who has been photographing from a very young age. I was 16 when I started with photography. On a holiday in Italy I started taking photos with my iPhone. My subject was bikes and old Fiat 500 cars. When I returned, I still had a summer holiday. I photographed every sunset with an old Olympus of my grandfather. And now a few years later I have my own camera.”
Question 4: How did you interest for photography grow over the years?
Answer: “In the beginning I only shared photos of sunsets on Instagram, people appreciated it. So I wanted to show them more, so I started to read books and I did a photo course. I often photographed during the golden hour, light became a theme for me. I went out on my bike every day when I could. In the course of time I became more creative, I saw things that others didn’t see, maybe it's because of my autism, I'm very good at seeing details. Photographing outside in nature has really become a rest moment for me. Because having autism is also very annoying.”
Question 5: Could you give a piece of advice for beginner landscape photographers?
Answer: “Photograph especially what you like. Try to take unique pictures and not something that has already been done. Sure this is almost impossible because everything is already photographed say many people. But what I mean to say is be creative. Create your own style. And above all look very well, not only forward, but also up, and back.”
Question 6: What have you learned about life through landscape photography?
Answer: “That you don’t have to follow the rules too much but just have to do what you like to photograph and which technique doesn’t matter, I overexpose my photos often because I like that. For example, I never use a tripod, and many people say this is wrong.”
Question 7: What is your definition of passion?
Answer: “I see passion as something you can always do, and where you can put your emotions in, and something that you can flee to if you have a hard time. But it can also be frustrating if, for example, you do not manage to implement an idea in the way you had in mind. Your passion also makes you more creative you start looking differently, and you can always keep growing. For me is photography a nice activity and it gives me positive energy.”