My first approach to photography came in my early years.
My parents worked in the film industry in this way I had a close relation to visual elements.
We lived close to the Alps, and with my passion for mountains, I quickly started to take photographs of landscapes.
This continued for about 8 years until I realized that I would like to express and capture something more personal in the photograph. From this point my focus has been nude Art.
So you’re a self-taught photographer. How did you develop your style and what are your influences?
Personally, I would say it must be a mix of my personal experiences and my love for art movies.
When planing a project I always think about a certain landscape for weeks or even months.
It is as I already photographed this project and I only have to "print it out" to reality.
After these moments im booking the flights and start working. I never plan any details, look for some possible hikes and just explore the landscape. Often hiking for several hours daily. I like to see the project more as some kind of exploration and not like some fixed series that has to be photographed. I also never let the model pose in a way they would not do naturally. They should also see themselves reflected in the final photographs.
Do you remember your first shooting?
My first Shooting has been summer 2014 with the Model Valentina Feula.
It has been at a mountain lake in bavaria called Eibsee and also introduced me to nude art.
Shortly after I have planed my first Project in Iceland, from January-Febuary 2015.
The current Project is about Human and Nature, focused mostly in nordic landscape.
The most simple title for now would be "Human Nature". I'm planing to create my second Photo Book when the project is finished. The title for it is still not chosen, but I will think about it when it feels finished. The point to present the human in a natural form made this project come into reality. Finding reason in some absurd realities.
How do you feel about the “nude element” in photography these days?
I rarely see the focus on expression, without cliches included, but if I do so I would say these are beautiful photographs in the modern times. There is no middle point, it always depends on the photograph by the individual. As well as the way people see the world, something can look sexual, for others more natural.
Nowadays it is often the "trends" of the modern world that get converted into some kind of Artform.
Real art in my opinion always will remain niche.
Do you have something that you wish you knew back there when you started?
I have been quite lucky with my choices, but what I can say is just start.
There is nothing to wait for and the longer you wait the harder it will get.
I'm currently planing a Project which for me seems almost impossible to realize.
The concept is already finished, but some issues have to be solved before.
If it works out im happy to capture it end or begin of 2019, latest 2020.