Mon Levchenkova is a documentary photographer, based in London. She is currently studying at LCC.
Q. If you should describe your photography as only 3 keywords, what would you do?
I’d say my first word of choice would be Fernweh. As I understand it, it’s a German word that is often used to describe a feeling of yourself wanting to be anywhere else but the place that you’re in right now. I find myself taking photos when I feel this way. Other than that, I suppose I’d say simple and any other synonym because I find describing my own work quite daunting and boring.
Q. Why are you take a photograph? What that means to you?
I take photographs because I’d have nothing better to do if I didn’t.
Q. What is the most impressive quotation on photography?
William Eggleston speaks about the whys of his photography and the motivation behind them. In it he says, “I don’t have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It’s not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn’t do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.” It’s not really impressive and I suppose it may not appeal to many photographers, but I feel similarly, if not the same.