Kim Leuenberger

Kim Leuenberger

How did you get started in photography?

I've always been into photography, using my dad's DSLR, but I think it all started seriously when I received a DSLR for my 19th birthday, after my mum saw how into Instagram I was. 

What role has your iPhone and Instagram played in it?

A huge role. I had pictures I took with better cameras that I would share on Instagram. The feedback I got from those was really motivating and that's what kept me going and trying always more!

How has London influenced your perspective? 

I had fallen out of love with Instagram while living in Switzerland, because it was too virtual. What got me back into was moving to London and getting to meet all those fabulous persons in the community. For me, that's what makes instagram unique, it's the people. 

Where are your favorite places to go in London? 

I love Hampstead, in North London, it's a little out of central London, but really close by at the same time, it's got woods, ponds and magnificent pergola. That's definitely my favorite place to shoot! I also love photographing Big Ben. 

What are you inspired by? 

I love places that have character and a lot of history, places

with old stones that have a story to tell. I'm inspired by anything really, but all the history around in London is what makes it so special to my eyes.

What are some of your favorite shots you’ve taken? 

I took some pretty great car shots by Big Ben, anything that has reflections, some bokeh lights, and I'm pretty happy with it. 

For those who don’t know, talk about your car series and how that got started. 

I started the Traveling Cars Adventures almost four years ago now. It's a series of photographs of adventurous miniature cars that travel the world, get into dramatic situations, often get wet. It's great fun!

Interview by Jack Sommer

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