October 14, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH ASSIA STARKE
Photography by Assia Starke
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Assia Starke was born in Russia, but has lived in Austria half of her life. She has been fascinated in photography since childhood, having grown up watching her father develop photos in an improvised darkroom at home. She renewed her interest in photography when she became a mother and now finds inspiration in everything around her. In her photos she tries to include lines, patterns and emotions, and she always reminds herself that you have to let your inner self decide what makes a good picture. Assia shared some of her travel photos from Morocco and other places with us. We asked her to tell us more about what drives her passion.
"Life is like a good black and white photograph, there's black, there's white, and lots of shades in between".
"Life and photography are so diverse and there is room for everyone, any style, any opinion. Stay positive, tolerant and never give up!"