May I Introduce
When we met on the street in front of the café, I immediately noticed that Hannes is at rest within himself. The photographer from southern Germany radiates composure and thus conveys a sense of security that is helpful in his work as a nude photographer. In our 90-minute conversation, he revealed surprising things to me about his way of working.
Photographers agree on the fact that the pandemic makes working extremely difficult. But there are exceptions, I found out. For Video Girl Ary not that much has changed as she mainly takes sensual nude pictures of herself. What is it like to be your own subject of interest?
For more than 20 years, Konstantin Dahlem produces erotic photographs for calendar publishers. This is how I came across his work a while ago. At first Konstantin wasn't sure if an interview with him made sense and if his story was interesting enough. But I convinced him and visited him in his studio near Mannheim. Surprisingly enough, I could hardly keep up writing down all the stories he had to tell.
Often photographers tell me that their work doesn't get valued enough and that the photographer's profession is not enough to make a living. In these changing times, I ran into Frederik who has a studio only one mile away from my home. He is full of enthusiasm and told me his secret of success.
Even though we only live four and a half miles apart from each other we had never met. I decided, it's about time for a change and cycled to Hannes. We sat down for a couple of hours and spoke about his vision on photography.
There's something about Italian girls. They are considered impulsive and sanguigni (lit: bloody) because they can't hold their tongues and raise their voices. Chiara is such a passionate Italian woman and here's what she told me when I met her in Milan.
Shooting with ancient cameras on instant film requires a good portion of madness. Who is this guy who goes through this struggle? So right when Stefan Merz – who's artist name is Herr Merzi – returned from an exhibition during Paris Photo fair I met with him and we chatted about him and his view on photography.
For many years I have been following Martin's work as a nude photographer. His black and white calendar is known far beyond the borders of Austria. As I was heading to a production to Vienna myself, I decided to make a stop-over in Neunkirchen, the hometown of Martin Wieland. We chatted about models, shooting experiences and his new large-sized photo book.
Meeting people who are enthousiastic about photography is always awesome. Woj spoke with me about different aspects of photography in a very personal conversation. He described to me how he feels liberated and enjoys his creativity after splitting up with his model girl-friend. And why he would call himself a romantic pervert.
Ben is a 26 year old photographer from Cologne. He just published his first photo book which is a documentary of his last year when he took a time out and the plunge to own a photo studio. With all its ups and downs.
In 2009 I discovered Rene de Haan on the internet and asked him what he thinks about my latest photo series. He critisized a lot, but his honesty brought me further. We soon became friends and exchange mails several times a week, still. Rene is a laid-back and modest person. But with far more than 100 shootings for Playboy, he has a lot to tell.
So far, I only introduced males in this section of my blog. As we both know that you came here because of your interest in females, I am happy to tell you that I have something for you. I spoke with Playmate of the month May 2016 and asked her about her private life and her dreams.