Do you ever leave the house without a camera?
Yes of course. I don’t feel the need to take my camera with me everywhere in my day by day life.
20 years ago the answer to that question would have been no, but now the camera is just a tool for my work.
At what age did you use a camera for the first time?
I was 11 years old when I got my first analog camera. One year later my father built a darkroom at our home’s basement.
How did you work as a photographer and how long did it take for you to live off photography?
I always considered myself a photographer even before studying photography. I’ve been working on several part-time photographer projects in fashion and for fine art exhibitions.
Then I stopped because I was focusing on growing up and taking care of my four kids. I started as a full-time commercial photographer after my youngest daughter turned two years old. Today I can say I live off photography for three years.
Do you prefer zoom or fixed focal length?
Of course, fixed focal length.
Which topics do you prefer to photograph?
Everything related to people and emotions.
And which ones do you dislike? And why?
Landscapes because it is a particular area and there are excellent photographers specialized in this.
What was the biggest highlight of your photographer career?
The most significant highlight of my career is always still to come.
Is there a distinctive look in your pictures?
When I work on lifestyle pictures, I think you can spot spontaneity and naturalness. I really enjoy working with mixed still-life-techniques like graphical design and photography. This style I call “Fake Life” is my hallmark.
Without which aid or tool would you never want to photograph again?
I can’t work with artificial light. I really need natural light!
What was your motivation to work with Westend61?
To have the opportunity to be part of a great community of photographers and to get great feedback from my art director and all the Westend61 team.