Matt Sundin / 32 / New York and Los Angeles
Self-taught along the path to becoming a filmmaker. I find cameras make new experiences more interesting for me and it’s simply an instinctual part of discovering new places and people in my life.
Where do you find inspiration?
Nothing specifically although I tend to enjoy shooting things that I’m seeing for the first time. There is a freshness to the eye when something is new that you find interesting. There are plenty of things that inspire me but I find too difficult to shoot. As a photographer I suppose one of the bigger rushes is finding a way to shoot something in a unique way that’s already been shot well before.
What drives you to create?
There is always an impulse to tell a story or express something inside. I typically find myself driven by a wish to be closer to, or to understand better, the things that I choose to shoot. A good example is I shoot music videos because I love creating music but could never be good enough to do it for other people. Adding something to the musicians process through collaboration can be very satisfying.
Famous last words?
I thought I fixed the brakes.
Interview by Markus Gnong
a film with janine henkes in berlin, germany