I am a photographer from Germany based in London.
The biggest challenge of my job is to convey the mood and feeling of the idea to the viewer. It's not only up to me; it's a team effort. The model, makeup artist, hairdresser, and stylist have to share the vision in order to lead the shoot into the right direction. The harmony between the team translates to the pictures - it's an exciting creative process!
Good composition is hard to define. I learned to trust my natural instinct- it's a feeling you get ones you know you have it. When you look at your image and you feel it is right! I don't think one should hold themselves back by following too many composition rules.
The biggest difference between working in London and Berlin is that in London the professional photography business is more established and settled than in Berlin. There are so many creative people from around the world looking to make good art. I love being around this energy, its powerful and inspiring.
What inspired you?
My inspiration is everywhere even in the smallest things - walking through the city, talking to friends and people who are passionate, creative and brave. We live in a critical world and people are often afraid to believe in their capabilities. It's empowering to meet a person that chooses to trust their vision despite the risks.
To achieve a balanced life one must love their job. Your job is an expression of your being. Doing what ignites your passion is vital to live a balanced life. But we also need to learn when to put the work aside and enjoy quality time with friends, family and yourself.
Mua: Madeline Scantlebury
Hair: Roseanna Larner
Stylist: Lauren Mollor
Model: Kristina Velkova