Emilie Lundstrøm is Danish-born photographer and artist based in Rome, Italy. Her impressive artistic studies and world travels have lead her to discover and work with alternative mediums for photographic expression. She provides portrait photography for Rome Photography Workshop’s clients. Read more about Emilie here.
How long have you lived in Rome?
I have lived 6 months in Rome. I visited here a lot as a small child with my my parents, and I discovered something special upon my return this time: I feel at home here.
Where are the top places you traveled and photographed in the world?
I have traveled and made projects extensively in India, in many different states. India’s colors and varieties of cultures make it one of my favorite places to shoot. The West Coast of California where ocean meets sky also belongs to my “top places”.
Who was your top influence / teacher of photography?
The Danish photographer Eva Merz made a big impression on me. Her meaningful encounters both with people and empty spaces all add up to create a photographic universe.
What is the trickiest part about doing photography in Rome?
Editing. The hardest part is to choose your story, which can require leaving good shots behind. Killing your darlings as it is called. It is important to choose the photos which catch the bigger story.
What is your favorite thing to shoot in Rome?
The details: ancient walls and hidden alleyways, catching shadows of the past, grasping the echo this past casts on the present.
Who are favorite photographers?
What are your go-to cameras ?
Leica is always great. I also work a lot with my Nikon Camera.
What time of day do you prefer to shoot?
The blue hour, the hour before the sun goes down, when the sky is light steel blue, giving places a stillness that is hard to capture at other times.