who is lily?

I am lily alssen.

I work as a photography-based artist, currently in Germany. My practice revolves around photography and is influenced by and at times combined with other media such as drawing, typography, graphic design, and crafts. In my work, I juxtapose a minimalistic and easily accessible aesthetic with complex, often psychological, and sociological topics and unanswered questions about perception and reality. Challenging the general opinion that we live in a superficial world and by using technology that can only capture what takes place in front of my lens, I seek to think about the invisible and what lies beneath the surface.

My interest in creative techniques and conceptual thinking led me to numerous courses, workshops, and further training in a wide variety of creative areas and a Bachelor of Communication Design (Honours) in Germany and Ireland, which I completed with my work on the subject of forgetting. I finalized my Master of Photography at RMIT in Melbourne at the end of 2021.

For over a decade I worked as a photo art director in Germany and Australia, as well as a freelance photographer. I have participated in group exhibitions in Australia and Germany and self-published several photo books. My work as an art director has been circulated countless times around the world.


In case you would like to get in touch, I welcome you to say hi.