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Martina Lang

Where are you from and where do you reside?
I grew up in rural Bavaria/Germany, close to the Alps and have lived in London/UK for the past 7 years.
What stories do your photographs tell?
More than anything I identify with the profession of a storyteller. My work is about any subject and object that fascinates me. The underlying tone tends to be a humorous way to look at the world.
Where do you draw inspiration from for subject matter in your work? Are the objects, shapes and colors you select inspired by a single source, or various sources?
I’ve always been fascinated in how the brain works and functions. Often I end up reading several books at a time (currently five), they merge in my head and create new links and stories: some weird, some wonderful, some simply obscure.
What themes or motifs are you consistently drawn to?
I am always drawn to nature, maybe it has to do with my upbringing. I also find humour irresistibly attractive.
Slant
I love to bombard myself with a wide variety of information, not solely visual, mixing extremes and breaking habits. — Martina Lang
Do you remember the first work of art that captured your attention?
When I was little I had a wallpaper catalog with which I crafted objects. It was very dark and floral-heavy. Within it were incredibly beautiful, surreal photographs by Sarah Moon. She was the first photographer I consciously came across and still admire deeply.

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