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Interview: Kilian Schoenberger and his fantastic landscapes from Scotland

September 17, 2014

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Photographer Kilian Schoenberger creates wonderful landscapes during his travels, always paying high attention to textures, light and patterns. The colours of his photos are very natural, but at the same time vibrant, which makes you appreciate them even more. I decided to ask Kilian a couple of questions about his work – read the answers below, they’re really interesting!

What motivates you the most to take photos?

I want to show how I see the world through my colorblind eyes. And I want to open the eyes of others for the beauty of our world. And last but not least I really enjoy being out in the wilderness early in the morning. I witnessed so many enchanting moments during this time of the day and can just recommend it to anybody else.

What advice would you give to artists just starting out in landscape photography?

Leave the parking lots behind you. And the gallery sites of 500px, flickr and so on, too. Landscape photography is not about driving with you car to the best locations in the world. It’s about discovering the landscape – even near to you – and finding your own locations and points of view. Try to capture the soul of the landscape and not to capture something anyone on the internet could like.

Can you recommend a place/experience in your city?

Since I come from Cologne the overwhelming Cathedral is the best known sight. But if anyone would ever go there leave the city center and walk to quaters like “Belgisches Viertel” or “Ehrenfeld”. There you can find the little cafes and bars, nice people and hidden but good shopping opportunities.

Thank you so much for your time Kilian!


This post features images from Scotland, but check out more on Kilian Schoenberger‘s website – the mountainscapes section is amazing!

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