Lisa Pardey

Fashion and portrait photographer

Instagram : @lisapardey

Where are you based?
I’m based in Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany

Why do you take photos?
I take photos for various reasons. Sometimes to capture beautiful moments, sometimes to make the stories in my head real, but sometimes also to show the human being in front of my camera how wonderful it is.

What are you trying to express through your images?
Many of my stories play in nature, in forests or fields. The reality of young people usually moves in buildings and in the city. I think I flee with my stories from reality. But that almost always makes fashion photography. So I do not always want to express something specific. Sometimes I just want to get the viewer out of reality for a brief moment.

Which image are you best known for?
In my opinion my picture of a dancing woman in Berlin is my best picture. She looks very relaxed and calm. On the other hand there is also a lot of tension in this picture.

What or who inspired you the most?
The most inspiring is to drive by bus and train through the area. I often imagine stories, which I then implement with models in fashion editorials.

What do you want to achieve?
My desire is to come to special places like South America with photography. I imagine many extraordinary fashion stories in the landscapes there.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
I’d like Zooey Deschanel to play me in the movie of my life. I love her character and her humor! The fashion photography business is very hard. That is why endurance and humor are very important.

What’s on your mind right now?
That I’m hungry and I’m looking forward to making myself a delicious burger. Without meat, but with extra cheese!