I might just have forgotten that I even have this blog over the past five months... again. Nevermind! Even though life has been quite stressful, I managed to get back in track and do some more creative stuff the past months. I did some actor's headshots for a very good friend of mine, and it might very well be something I will be focusing in the future. For everything not too actor-esque, I decided to create a new category in the field of my photographic range - characterstudies!
Different from my moody, dark, and emotionally loaded concept shots, these series are focusing on their protagonist. I am not trying to tell a certain story here, I am merely channeling the energy my counterpart gives me. These are personal series, a gift to the one portrayed, intimate and honest moments. This time, I portrayed Bine, who has been one of my closest friends for many years. She knew me back when I was as young as 18 and very stupid indeed, and she never ever failed to tell me her real opinion, regardless if that was what I wanted to hear or not. Back in Braunschweig, our circle of friends would meet up at her place, and we would spend hours and hours of laughing, cooking and listening to the newest mischief one of us came up with. She was with me in my bad moments, shared my good ones, and never questioned our friendship even though we are seperated through both our busy schedules and different cities. She is a wise, honest, and beautifully loyal soul, and I have a deep respect for what she has achieved in her life, leading a business of her own and coordinating a bunch of nearly 40 freelancers.
I love the contrast between my darker imaginative worlds and these light series, where I can focus on details that wouldn't work out in the standalone-images. What are your thoughts on mixing both styles?