About Stefan ( ˈʃtɛfan )

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I grew up in an area called "Niederrhein" (lower Rhine area) in Germany in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ("NRW"). Compared to so many photographers I discovered my passion for photography quite late. It started with landscapes and city-scapes. However, the "Niederrhein" is known to be very flat and while that makes it a biker's paradise I always struggled with photography. We probably all know this, we are drawn to what we do not have readily available at our doorstep. For me that is mountains and vistas. It is only now through the pandemic that I am starting to learn to find compositions and to value the nature around me.

Always having been a traveler and keen to see as many new places as possible, I decided to move to London in 2015. It was there that I found my way to fashion photography. New to the city, I took to meetup and was happy to find the London Photography Social group. I connected with a lot of fantastic photographers and models and befriended the one and only Andrew (ilusphotography).

London is a fantastic place, but it is also a very busy and expensive city and with Brexit around the corner, I accepted an opportunity which brought me back to Germany, Berlin to be specific. At first Berlin was new and exciting and amazing. I did not immediately fous on getting into the fashion photography scene - which turned out to be a mistake. March 2020 came and COVID turned the world upside down. As a result, I struggled more than ever with photography and ultimately I decided to move back where I grew up as I was missing the tranquility and quiet.

I am still drawn to mountains and vistas, but I also love woodlands and "regular greenery" and landscape photography has become my new old focus.

When I am not walking around with my camera or editing focus, most likely I am playing a board game with my partner and friends or I am enjoying the wonderful food my partner loves to cook (she is the best chef!).

If you want to get in touch, feel free to reach out via email.

I am always looking to connect with people - and if you are also from the area, we might even meet up!

So long, cheers!