FELIX, LETS START WITH SOME BASIC FACTS, PLEASE!
– i am a düsseldorf based photographer with my own studio
– focused on fashion, catalogue, people, lifestyle photography
– i am very experienced in studio and on location: local,
national and all around the world
– did my master of arts (summa cum laude) at the renowned
folkwang school of arts
– my motto: prepare to the max, then go with the flow
the amazing thing about photography is to capture a moment and make this moment last. this fragment of a second sometimes has so much more perfection than the timeflow we are experiencing usually. i love to capture these moments! it´s challenging and exciting at the same time to create situations on set that give room for those little moments. travelling, meeting nice people, working in the creative business… there are so many reasons to love the job i do!
WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER, FELIX?
first of all you have to have the ability to communicate with people. having a deep understanding of clients´ ideas, wishes and needs for their brand is very important. to get in touch with the moods of models, team and clients is the basis for an atmosphere of trust and energy that i wish to have on set for creating and realizing my ideas. in a way, you should be an artist and craftsman at the same time - which i think i am.
DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO DO WHAT YOU´RE DOING TODAY?
i have always been interested in photography, design and fashion, but as a teenager i wanted to become a chef. in the end i decided to go for design, but the job has a lot of similarities to cooking: creativity, planning, hosting, timing - and it is best for both jobs to follow your own good taste.
DO YOU STILL COOK TODAY?
absolutely! i would like to do it way more often than i actually do. sometimes, there is a little time slot during shootings that i use to prepare a meal for the team. this is quite rare, but one of those moments where my passions come together.
when you have got children, you´re not in need of hobbies anymore… but apart from my job, i am really interested in architecture, interior design, gardening, classic cars, dogs and food.
Apriori, Cecil, Cinque, Femi9, Jako-O, Joop!, Karstadt, L´Oréal, MMX Hosen, Nice Connection, Qiero!, René Lezard, Toni Gard, Vivid Flair London, Walbusch, AachenMünchner, Bayer, Biba, BreuningerLand, Buderus, Deutsche Post, ECE, ERGO, Hochtief, LVM, Metro, Obi, Schadow Arkaden, Stage Entertainment, Studienkreis, Vodafone.