Seeing Music with Amelie Satzger
By Brendan Seibel – For German photographer Amelie Satzger, music has always intertwined with the creative impulse.
As a youth, she performed in a band with a good friend. When that partnership split, her imagination found refuge behind the lens of a camera. “I was searching for another medium I could put my creativity into,” says Satzger. “I would ride around on my bike searching for cool locations to shoot. I was just imaging something in there that could maybe look good and then putting my camera on a tripod and trying it out. I didn’t really care if the picture came out well or not. I just tried everything.”
But even as her artistic focus changed, the music was there inspiring the visual narratives she created. While studying photography in Munich, she began translating lyrics that moved her into a series of richly colored, evocative self-portraits.
Then a thought struck her: Why not have the musicians themselves star in the scenes their songs inspired?
“I want to visualize lyrics from musicians into my own colorful world and I want the musician to be a part of the picture,” says Satzger. more>