Maybe it is because I grew up in small town? Anyway – I always was hungry to see the world.
After graduation from school, I jumped into the cold water and traveled for the first time by plane to New Zealand – for a year of discovery and new working experiences. For me, it was as far away as I could go from the everyday routine I knew.
In the end, my New Zealand travels let me realize why I love photography. Taking photos was my way of remembering all these big and little moments of my journey. Photography let me in some way hold on to all the new things I was discovering every day. Being in a different country and culture opened my eyes to new perspectives. With my photos, my dream came true and I was able to share my happiness.
The end result: People called me „camera girl“ and 13 (huge) photo albums filled up (Note: All photos where still shoot on good old 35mm film which was very expensive to get in NZ. I remember vividly waiting for a package from my family. A package filled with new film rolls. Sometimes I think about how many more photos I may have done in this digital age today?
I love to discover new things through photography. It lets me see the world differently and it makes me look closer.
Photography, for me, is a way to capture and communicate my emotions, experiences, and imagination. It gives me the possibility to see the unseen and to search for the beauty in everyday life.
I want to transform the ordinary into the wonderful with my photos. They show strength and vulnerability at the same time while they capture a brief moment. A moment before something great can happen.
The revision of the photos blurres them into paintings and vice versa. Their reality is true as a memory or a dream.
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Service & Collaboration
Behind the scenes of the „About me“ video
This is a short shout out to the people that helped to create the video above:
Eric Pannecke – my awesome big brother who always supports my photography in all kind of ways. Helping out with the craziest ideas and documenting me on my journeys. I am more than grateful to have him in my life as one of my best friends.
Yosuke Kurosawa – fantastic videographer from Osaka! We met through AirBnB and though I am normally behind the camera – he made it easy to switch sides for a while 😉 Really happy to have tried this new perspective with Yosuke. We choose some amazing urban settings to shoot a lot of different scenes in Kyoto. Super special day and Yosuke also let me test the video gear myself a bit. He is a great person to talk to and to connect. If in Japan/Kyoto area – take on this unique experience! Get some video inspiration from his portfolio as well: https://www.yosukekurosawa.com
Contact me with any questions!