Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Kai Hornung.
How old are you?
I am 44 years old.
Where do you come from?
I live in Hanover, Germany.
How long have you been doing photography?
Photographing has been something I love doing for many, many years. I got my first DSLR in 2008. But it was in 2016 I started to really learn photography. During a trip to Ireland I discovered my love for landscape photography. And it has stayed with me ever since.
How would you define your style?
I describe my images as landscape photography art. Displaying grand vistas and small intimate scenes in a way that create an emotional connection with the viewer. My images balance between a dreamy, yet natural look.
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
It is hard to say when exactly things started to click. I would say it took me about 1,5 years to feel comfortable with what I am doing. This being said I still strive for improving and evolving my art. And I find joy in being curious and eagerly learning on how to express my creative vision. I believe that every true artist is always searching. And that this search is the spark for creativity. I like the fact that classic artists had different phases and periods of interest and expression within their own artistic style.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What is your main source of inspiration?
Music has always been my main source of inspiration. I have been singing in bands for centuries. Maybe that’s why I aspire to make my images sing and make them look sound. I find inspiration in all kinds of art: paintings, books, film and of course photography. When I am out in nature I am inspired by the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Something that I find highly enriching for me, no matter how many images find their way in my sd-card.
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