Amelie Satzger is a talented 20-year-old conceptual and fashion photographer from Germany. Amelie’s photographs typically capture an arresting moment and vivid, natural backgrounds serve as the narratives. “Most of the time I shoot self-portraits. That’s because I mostly take photos while traveling and I often don’t have a model with me. With my images I try to tell stories and capture feelings,” says Amelie.
Intrigued by Amelie’s work, we asked her to share a few words on a few of her favorite images in this “Profolio”...
"Behind every tree is a cutting machine and a kite fallen from grace.“
These lyrics from Laura Marling’s song let this image grow in my head. But I needed nearly one year to find the right spot to realise it.
The image is about searching for something you belong to, but being totally lost in finding it. Like a swimmer, who belongs in the water, but who ended up searching for it in the desert.
This image was taken at an Italian military cemetery. I wanted to break the anonymity of the graves with the grief of a kinswoman to show the personal loss of every single one of them.
"I leave my rage to the sea and the sun“ – Laura Marling, All my rage
This image is from my series "Fleeting world“, which I did in Nepal this February. It’s about the beauty of nature, which is breathtakingly beautiful one second and already gone the next time you blink your eyes. I was lucky enough to be able to capture it on this one misty morning while sunrise.
The beauty of things is temporal. That’s why I set the human youth in comparison to the cherry blossom, which blooms for only about two weeks a year – while still having the wishful dream that it could last forever.