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I'm a fashion design graduate who quickly noticed that photographing the final collection is much more exciting than creating it (sorry to my professors)
So I'm self-taught in photography, just learning from my personal taste, creative eye and of course, youTube.
I still work with this intuitive style whether it's client or editorial work.
Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions)
Our readers would love to get to know you more Silke. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm gonna say, my aura.
Let me explain. Everyone can be great at photography as it is a learnable craft.
Then there're a few people that have that vision that helps them create unique art. (I working on achieving that vision)
As of now, I know I leave an impact on people when I bring a lot of energy to the shoot and get them as excited about it as I am. That energy that sticks to other people, I call the aura.
Silke, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I used to draw a lot but had trouble figuring out my style.
Ironically, I've struggled with the same thing in photography.
However in photography, the road to the look or style I wanted to seemed much clearer somehow, so I dare say now I've figured it out. (who knows how long that'll last)
Photography also helps me when I'm impatient. Drawing a piece can take a long time. In photography it's just one click.
All the planning that it takes to make that one click art, is just another plus for me.
I love planning.
My aspirations would be to be able to plan much much bigger things.
Who is your inspiration in life Silke? How do you keep inspired?
It faces, colors, shapes, locations,... It all can inspire me for a certain shooting idea.
What keeps my will to create is life energy. Feeling emotional in any way and just needing to blurt it all out on a canvas.
We all make mistakes Silke, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Photographer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
There used to be a time when I was terribly slow when it came to editing pictures.
For the rest of the team the shooting process was over after the shoot but for me, 50% of it happens in the editing.
It's so important to me to achieve the right look and enhance the photos with no pixel missing its perfection. I used to redo photos completely several times or just froze for months without knowing which look to go for.
I've trained myself to relax, accept the photo out of the camera as part of the final image. Focus on what really needs editing and what's just a waste of time. I've also learned to not shut out the team from this process but instead get feedback and give updates.
My life as a photographer has tremendously improved ever since.
Silke, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Please tell us, Silke, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Silke, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Silke, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Silke, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognized. Please fill this out properly,
(Name and Instagram @Username)
styling // Charlotte Andersson @charlotte_Andersson235
hair&make-up // Deborah Hoerz @deborahhoerz
model // Miriam R. @eastwestmodels
hair&make-up // Bianca Dreher
model // Valerie W. @eastwestmodels
jewellery // Julian Augenstein @Julian_Augenstein
hair&make-up // Sinan Bilgi @sinnblgi
model // Kim @brodybookings_modelagency
styling // Lizzy Bristow
hair&make-up // Leia Roberts @leia_roberts
model // Cole Baker @parsmanagement
model // Jaqueline D. @_smodels_
hair&make-up // Sara Conesa
model // Jitte @Lindamodels
styling // Franziska Bauer @ verso_azur
hair&make-up // Marina Ferro @marinaferro_mua
model // Lina Lorenza @linalorenza
styling // Dana Camille Menard @drapedbydana
makeup // Danielle Rotella @darnellrotellllll
hair // Lea Rutledge
model // Morgan @elitemodella
styling // Marejke Schmidt @marejkeschmidt
hair & make-up // Patrick Susic @patricksusic
models // Kati Seluga @tunemodels