Interview: Timo RedForest
Luca Curci talks with Timo RedForest during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2021, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.
Timo RedForest is a fine arts photographer, born and raised in Germany. Through his pictures, he aims to open up new perspectives on society, culture and the time we live in. He picked up his first camera in 2013, self-taught himself how to take pictures, followed his passion for the fine arts and never looked back. Whatever project he is working on, he is led by the desire to capture a person’s energy through the combination of different creative elements.
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Timo RedForest – My current focus as an artist is on finding a way to earn money online through my own fine arts shop.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
TRF – I have a Bachelor degree in film and I have been working in advertising for the past eight years. I am self-taught when it comes to photography. My work is influenced by being alive and taking it all in.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
TRF – I pursue fine arts photography in combination with dance and color.
LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it like your medium of expression?
TRF – Emotion, colors and shadows are usually playing the lead role in everything I create. It’s about intimacy and complexity, inspiration and passion.
LC – What is your creative process like?
TRF – I go with the flow. I try to plan as little as possible ahead of time. When I can go freestyle, my creativity runs wild. I pick up the vibe of the people I am working with and everything just kind of naturally falls into place.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
TRF – As a photographer, body language is hugely important to me. It is true that only a small part of what we say is actually spoken out loud. Most is shown through our expression and can therefore be captured in pictures.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
TRF – My artwork “Reflexion” pulls you into a mystical world of colors and shadows. It bursts with glitter, inspiration and desire. It is deeply human. “Reflexion” was created by being in the moment and going with the flow, spontaneous and freely. I did it in cooperation with the Daniela Schatz, a well-know international body painter artist.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
TRF – Thank you for the well organized event.