Who is India Lange?
I’m not sure yet. We learn about ourselves as we go along. For now I’m a 27-year-old photographer and director, born in Paris.
If you can make it in Paris, you make it anywhere?
Sinatra was right I suppose. I think in this line of work, you can be creative anywhere in the world. Or at least you can try. Paris is definitely a very competative place and a good training ground.
Croissant, Coffee and a cigarette – the breakfast of champions?
I think Jim Jarmusch was really on to something, coffee and cigarettes is the way forward.
Do you often go to Père Lachaise cemetery to visit Jim Morrison’s grave?
Never been, I did not know that was a thing.
Sexy Eiffel Tower? (Song by Bow Wow Wow)
Once again I think these clichés just pass by us parisians. But one could argue if the big metal phallus has a sexual undertone.
Nouvelle Vague or Vogue France?
I dabble in both.
What’s your favorite Pier Paolo Pasolini movie?
“Teorema”. But if I had to choose, Fellini was the best Italian director of the 60s.
Directing and photography are two sides of the same coin?
Complementary, I would say. Photography helps me fight impatience between shoots. Taking pictures of people, especially actors, allowed me to understand how a face and light work together. The two are linked (or “The two are bound”). I would never have started taking pictures, if I hadn’t fallen for the art of making films.
Invest in your hair? It’s the crown you never take off?
To be honest I don’t pay much attention to my hair.
According to you – What are the “dont’s” of portrait photography?
Not being too present. You have to know how to step aside to make room for the model and let them unfold.
If you can see it, you can shoot it? (Ted Grant)
Photography is a lie that depicts a truth, the truth of the one who takes the picture.
How do you get your clients?
Word of mouth, and of course the wonder of the internet!
If there is a person, a place or a concept you would love to photograph and have not done yet, who would it be?
I would love to gather friends in a big house, with lots of costumes and shoot them continuously, for a week or more. A kind of fictitious report. And if I could go back in time, I would like to photograph Isabelle Adjani while she was starring in “La Reine Margot”.
I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want? (Stanley Kubrick)
What more can be said about Kubrick? We must continue to surprise ourselves, otherwise we get bored.
_Uwe Buschmann (Text-Editor)