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Interview: Camille from Vavoirhigher

Hometown:
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Montpellier, South of France.
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Current Location:
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Montpellier, South of France.
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Favorite social media platform and why?
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Definitely Instagram, it’s very visual. When you arrive on someone’s account you know immediately if you like his/her universe or not. It’s also a very powerful media that has now became a professional tool.
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I love your Instagram. How would you describe your aesthetic?
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Minimalist, graphic & lifestyle orientated.
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What is the meaning behind your Instagram name?
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This is a word game in French (I will try to explain in English – not easy!). In French we have a word “ailleurs” which is pronounced a little bit like “higher” but it means “elsewhere.” “Va voir ” means “going to.” When you say it in French “va voir higher” that means “going elsewhere” but when you read it, it means “going higher.” In sum, there are two meanings – elsewhere in the sense of travel, and higher in the sense of getting out of your comfort zone.
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Where does your love for photography come from?
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I have always loved photography but it really started when I moved to Australia in 2011 and purchased my first professional camera. From there I began specializing in shooting contemporary places such as galleries, architecture etc.
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Where do you source your inspiration?
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Everywhere! Social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest but also in real life – a particular light, perspective, a stain of oil on the ground can give me ideas. But since I launched my printed minimalist city guide I use Behance. I am more and more interested in publishing and Behance is a huge source of inspiration for that.
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What is one piece of advice you would give others on creating beautiful, minimal shots?
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Light, composition, having a subject dressed all in black/white or at least with neutral colors (black, white, grey, blue jeans etc.), and looking out for lines and different textures.
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Thanks Camille! Check out more of Camille’s content and her City Guides here.