Linda Trime bewitches the viewer
Linda is a photographer and director based in Paris who works in film and digital. The photos featured are analog images. You can view and purchase a variety of work on her website at lindatrime.com
See more of Linda's work on instagram at @adlin_mirte
A/A: Much of your work is of a sensual nature. What inspires you about that subject?
LT: I wouldn't say that it's a subject for me. I am interested by way more from people than just sensuality, or bodies. Or even image. I can also find sensuality elsewhere: in colours, in light, in a mouvement... Right now, I am evolving in a fringe of the society filled with artists, activists, queers and many more minorities and underdogs, and I can see that it's influencing my work. And maybe even the eye of the people who sees it. Sensuality can also be use as a weapon, to counteract the use of our desires and bodies by the patriarcal society. But at the end, my subject is just me portraying my surroundings, at a certain time of life.
A/A: How do you feel about censorship of your work?
LT: Censorship of art work in general is hypocrite: we see phallocentric pornography and war everyday around us. And the same people who are promoting this are posing like guardians of the "moral" when it's about our visions. But we also need to remember that we, artists, are also existing outside the social medias, in our collectivities for example. I personally create to see this work existing physically one day, and it's important to remember this in a society where everything seems so fake and unreal, where everything and everyone is data, that there is something MORE. They can censor all they want online, but outside the screen, I'm still the queen.
A/A: What got you interested in film photography?
LT: I like film photography because of its materiality. The many ways you can interact with the film, from the camera you choose to light leaks, scratching, film soups... Endless possibilities. You can make the exact same action and have a different result every time. Because the film seems to have a life of its own. And I think this is what I'm the most obsessed with: the part of unknown in the process. Sometimes, unexpected magic happen on the film, and I am always happy with it. There is something almost metaphysical about this. I have always been into spirituality, witchcraft, or even aura photography. We can say that my cameras and my films are my witch tools to bring the unseen and the magic to the vision of the public. So film was a natural choice for me, for using material to give something immaterial.
A/A: How do you find subjects to photograph?
LT: I don't find subjects to photograph: they find me. I have to admit that i have some interests in the first place, but most of the time I'm just going with the flow. For example, it happened multiple times that people that I dreamt to photographed contacted me before I contacted them.
For the rest, I let my intuition and my visions do the work, and I take the time to really listen to all that the amazing people surrounding my life have to say. And to really see who they are, from the other side of the lense.