Winter time in Germany sucks big time for a photographer like me. Wanting
to work with available light, makes it almost impossible to shoot. Outside
the trees have no leaves and it is too cold to shoot nudes. Inside you need
locations with large windows. And then you can still only photograph for a
couple of hours in the middle of the day. Now, I finally kicked off the shooting
season for 2017.
For me, styling has always been part of the process. When I make a concept for a photo shoot, I also decide what the model will be wearing and I imagine the whole scene. So, I regularly by new clothing, lingerie, high heels, accessories, everything that suits my shooting ideas. And the consequence was: A damn full wardrobe with over 50 pairs of heels, 300 knickers, 50 times legwear and so on. Time for a clearance sale.
From yellow submarines to twitter birds, Playboy bunnies to tribals, stylishly written names to something I would call copy text, I have photographed all of this as tattoos, already. But there's a reason why I prefer to shoot women without inked skin.