My name is Simon Bolz. In May, I turn 44. I live in Frankfurt, Germany, but most of them time, I work somewhere in Europe. Preferably with some sunshine.
I have specialised in sensual nude photography. At the moment I prepare two new books which will be very different. Besides that, I work for magazines and get hired for private boudoir shoots regularly.
Basically, all my plans have gone down the drain. Until mid of August, I had already booked eight trips to foreign countries, including locations, permits, flights, model and hotel bookings.
I am in a situation that I cannot change. And the whole world is in the same situation. And I learned about the importance of toilet paper stock.
I began to renovate my office and I am very much looking forward to when this is done. I used to have dark furniture and the new one will be all white. Not so much looking forward to painting the whole room, but I will be happy once it's done.
At the moment, I have 170 copies of Sublime left (out of a limited edition of 1,200 books). Even in these times, I am driving to the post office three times per week. DHL is delivering as usual, so you can support me by buying a copy or one of my monthly prints.
It's difficult for me to think of the future right now. Because noone knows how long this lockdown will last. I have lost some money due to the bookings I made and I don't even know if I will get back any of the money I have invested.
I can't just shoot a few months later, because I am very much dependent on the weather as well. I have had so many new ideas last year and was so eager to work on those this year. I guess, I will just do these things next year then.
Stay healthy! Be nice to each other.
Don't get too crazy, please — especially on social media.
Ben Bernschneider and Jean Noir
Simon Bolz, Frankfurt
Tel.: +49 (69) 95 82 02 12
Mob.: +49 (172) 620 55 18