Q. How did you get into photography/what is your background?
My father and grandfather were into photography – dad owned several SLR film cameras and he had his own man made darkroom where he would develop the film roll the same day.
We have boxes and boxes of photographs ranging from the mid 60’s to the early 90’s. I used to, and still do, love venturing into my parents walk-in wardrobe and delving into a box of photographs to re-live my childhood years – happy times.
I left school with no GCSES and blagged my way into college; after my first year at college I decided to take a media course and from there I worked my way up to a degree but left before the end of the last year.
Q. How would you describe your style of photography?
I’m still trying to find myself – my self-portraiture can be quite dark because those pieces in particular are inspired by emotions and by creating such pieces helps me understand ‘things’ – its my escapism.
Q. What equipment do you use?
I own lots of cameras but all the photographs you see (for now) on my website are made with my digital SLR camera however I plan to add more photography using different formats.
Q. Who has influenced your work?
My favorite photographers are Perou (I read his blog everyday and have done for the past 8 years), Nan Goldin and Martin Parr – these people make me very happy.
Q. Do you have any ideas on how photography in Birmingham can be developed or ideas for events/projects?
Myself and another Birmingham photographer Nicole Scribble (www.nicolescribble.com) are in the process of a new project working with creative people. We don’t want to give too much away, but we do aim to feature as many photographic images as we can.
Contact Lisa Doubleyou on her website www.lisadoubleyou.com