A new day, a new Westend61-home. This time it’s one we already know. Katharina Mikhrin often takes us with her and offers some insights into her life. Her family already appeared in a few campaigns for our clients.
We asked her in what sense the current situation influences her style of photography as everything she is used to working with is still accessible: her children, her husband, her home, and the garden. Katharina reports from Sauerland, which is close to the metropolitan area of Dortmund.
Katharina, you are at home for about three weeks. Let us know how your daily life looks at these times.
My husband works every day, as usual, and I am at home with our two kids who are filled with energy. We sleep in a little every day, but then the action starts: we do plenty of handcraft projects and go out for walks. I learn to plan nothing and take a slower approach to our usual rapid life. For me, this time is about being in the moment.
You usually produce a lot from home and the surroundings of your house, together with your family. Did anything change?
Finally, I have the time to get into video production, which is entirely new for me. My children are my partners in crime, as they help me a lot with it. At the weekend, I shoot with my husband a little more often. Even though he is a Dr of math and physics, he likes to be in front of the camera.
What inspires you these days?
I take most of my inspiration from music and books. We listen to a lot of music and sing along with the children. Besides, I study photography at the FH Dortmund and put some time into preparing for the summer semester. The books I read are about contemporary photography and arts.