Behind The Scenes
If you ever dreamt of sleeping with my pics, now you can. I feel honored to announce that a wonderful hotel with beautiful architecture and a great concept has just opened its doors in Frankurt. The opening party was last night, so I am finally able to speak about my contribution.
Sabi is not only a healthy person, she also loves nature. As Tenerife is known for its black sanded beaches, we headed to the North of the island to explore the rocky beaches. It was a long but scenic drive along the coast. On the far right you could see Grand Canary and soon we crossed a small mountain and took a serpentine road to the beach.
Mallorca, the epitome of a summer holiday (at least for a German). Mallorca, an island so beautiful, it leaves you speechless. Beautiful beaches, cozy bays and lovely fields. If only there was no hay allergy.
No other girl has more images in the photobook Sublime than Katia. As she is the cover model and as I photographed her when she was 21, 22 and 23 years old, I figured that is ok. After having produced many indoor series, I definitely wanted to shoot outdoors again. Somewhere warm. So Katia and I flew to Portugal.
When I meet girls that love to express themselves, it's wonderful. Jelena is like that. She adores nude art and simply loves to act in front of the camera. This might surprise you, but quite a lot of the women that work as nude models are extremely shy and insecure. So, it felt refreshing to work with Jelena.
I knew Franzi for a few years and we wanted to shoot again for a long time. Somehow we postponed again, but one day, she told me she was going to stop modelling and that we could do a final shoot in Berlin in June. I checked flights and booked a return flight for the same day. Quite unusual, but this way, I was traveling light.
Girls and cars, a classic theme that always works. I like stereotypes and find it challenging to work with such themes. Especially because cars are so small on the inside, difficult to pose for a model and not easy to find good angles to shoot from. But when you run into a beautiful DeLorean DMC-12, you know this is going to get great.
For the third time this year, there are twelve pages by me in Playboy. It's the German edition of Playboy and you can find it at newsstands everywhere currently. I know, this is blunt self promotion, but this is how it works, right?
In art school I began to maintain my personal idea book. It's a small notepad that I usually carry with me and whenever I see something interesting, I take a note. It's full of incoherent things. I give them time to ripe. And when they're ready, I turn them into a photo story.
Five of the stories for Sublime were photographed in Frankfurt. I find it very difficult to photograph in this rather uninspiring city. The main reason could be the lack of cool locations and the unstable weather. But after days of searching, I found an allotment garden that looked nice and bargained with the owner to rent it for a shoot.
My whole book is about contrasts. Outdoors vs indoors, small breats vs big boobs, natural vs artificial and so on. Contrasts help to create interest, I learned in art school. And Benidorm, the secret capital of skyscrapers in Europe, had always been a dream to me.
Smartphones dominate our lifes. Mine not so much, to be honest. Still, I am always keeping up to date with changing trends and find it interesting to watch and follow. Therefore I needed to create a new instagram account and from now on you can follow me there again.