Capturing stunning shots both in aesthetic and the emotion evoked, Alice Dias Didzoleit’s desolate and melancholic landscapes are a minimalist artwork.
Produced on her numerous road trips and driven by her great personal passion for travel, meet our new creative photographer, Alice Dias Didszoleit, transforming the shape of travel photography from landscape to an art of documentary and expression. Her intrinsic passion for nature that has evolved with her photography shines through beautifully muted color palettes, lonely landscapes and aerial precision. Take a look at one of our newest photographers to join IMAGO Creative and take a trip with her portfolio through deserted destinations.
Take a look at our latest IMAGO Creative photographer’s story and the work to illustrate it below.
What is it specifically about photography that drew you to it over any other creative medium?
I think it was because I got my first camera as a gift, an Olympus analog SLR.
What is your first memory of photography and using a camera?
As I said, it was still in analog photography, I got the camera from my boyfriend (now my husband) I was immediately enthusiastic about it. At the beginning, I mainly focused on street photography in black and white and developed the films myself.
Your photographs distill landscapes, capture scenes and document places. When did you decide to pair your passion for nature with photography? Which came first for you?
I discovered my passion for nature through my first dog. Through having and traveling with a dog, I became a real love of nature and my enthusiasm only increased from there.
Much of your work is from road trips you take. Are these trips purely to create work or also to visit places you have always wanted to?
Definitely both! I really don’t know what comes first.
Did you set out to give travel photography a more artistic approach or was this something that happened naturally?
In principle, I want to make travel photography authentic so that travelers are not disappointed when they visit these places! And that’s why I don’t just take photos at sunrise and sunset!
Can you tell us a little about your creative process in general, and working with industry-aerial photography?
Industry and nature are opposites and I am also interested in the fact that industry often has a serious impact on our environment. It’s a hot topic and we shouldn’t miss that in stock photography. Aerial photography is perfect for creating a complete overview, especially in inaccessible places, which I like to travel to.
Do you set out to capture specific places and elements or do you prefer unpredictable images?
Usually I already have an idea of how I would like to capture the places or things, but I also work very flexibly and love it when the unexpected happens.
Your photographs frame beautiful landscapes in muted tones and empty scenes. Is your style orchestrated or intrinsic?
The style is mostly orchestrated, but many were also taken from snapshots.
Would you agree that the pairing of powerful and calm is also an important part of your artistic identity? (The juxtaposition of powerful and striking aesthetically with calm and quiet in ambience is something that shows throughout your work.)
I would say yes, I am always emotional when composing my pictures. A calm atmosphere is very important, wide, lonely landscapes with a hint of melancholy. Nevertheless, they should remain authentic.
What have you most recently been working on? Are there any upcoming projects?
At the moment I am mainly traveling in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, there are numerous beautiful romantic places and castles to discover and of course, a lot of nature. I have not yet planned another specific project as I always do that spontaneously. That’s one of the reasons I prefer stock photography to work-by-order.
Alice Dias Didszoleit is a German-based photographer producing creative photo and videography with a focus on nature, landscape, industry-aerial and travel. See Alice’s latest work with us at IMAGO.