Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Li Ye.
How old are you?
I was born in 1975. 45 years old.
Where do you come from?
Now I live in Lhasa, Tibet. I am travel around the world every year.
How long have you been doing photography?
I started photography around 2010. The original idea came from traveling, trying to record the most beautiful side of the planet. I have been in this profession for eight years.
How would you define your style?
I hope in my photos, can catch a few memorable images, such as a state of existence of the locals, a perfect sunrise, met a stranger, these pictures are transient.
I want to understand how people live in other parts of the world. And how the environment affects human survival, or how human survival affects the environment. They make me understand, what is the human condition?
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
I think maybe 4 years, you know.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What is your main source of inspiration?
I want to continue on the road of photography and writing. I want to be an influential photographer. Photography is the most direct and effective way of expression. Because we in multicultural era of information, from the confused to find the direction, we should often torture ourselves, where we come from, where it will, and, in the future, what we can do. Everyone has only one life and no one can replace it. So do something meaningful, Isn’t it?
I want to use photography to tell the story of man and nature, the river, the mountains, the wind blowing through the land, and the people living in this land. What is being filmed is a personal project to record local festivals in Tibet that could take years. Of course, photography is my life, and I want to make it the best.
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