Porträts von Hannah Lühmann.

Hannah Lühmann und ich haben inzwischen schon vier Mal zusammen Fotos gemacht. Die Bilder sind alle toll geworden, aber die Porträts, die wir letzten Sonntag zusammen in Berlin gemacht haben, gehören zu den schönsten, die ich in zehn Jahren Porträtfotografie gemacht habe. Manchmal passt einfach alles, der Vibe, die Idee, das Licht, die Farben und die Umgebung. Da konnten uns auch anstehende Deadlines und Anrufe aus der Redaktion nicht aufhalten. Ich könnte glücklicher nicht sein. Hannah ist Anfang dreißig, Buchautorin, Journalistin und stellvertretende Ressortleiterin Kultur der Welt am Sonntag. Wunderschön, witzig und unglaublich klug ist sie noch dazu. Und so …

Photography Workshops in Berlin.

Due to multiple requests I decided to schedule some workshops for this fall in Berlin. There will be two options for group workshops and I will also teach a few private lessons upon request for people who are willing to pay more and/or have more specific needs.   October 6 – 10, 2014 Absolute Beginners Workshop 1st lesson: technical basics & shooting on (half-) manual (Monday, October 6th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 2nd lesson: visual basics & composition (Wednesday, October 8th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) 3rd lesson: basic editing with Photoshop (Friday, October 10th, 9:30am – 12:30pm) Max. number of participants: 5 …

Close Up: Lisa Rank.

Two years ago I shot author and blogger >>Lisa Rank<< for >>Berlin Verlag<<, just recently I visited her in her new flat in Kreuzberg and did something like a home-story of her – and I even wrote her portrait (something I used to do ALL THE TIME but haven’t in what… five years?!).   Lisa’s Close Up is the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with the new business platform >>EDITION F<<. You can see the published story >>here<< (Betacode: Launch2014), find below my personal favourites from this lovely shoot.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf for EDITION F

The Geekettes.

In February I met up with Jess Erickson and Denise Philipp – the fabulous founders of the amazing >>Geekettes<< movement to connect women in tech – to take their >>portrait<<. They have been super successful in Berlin and Germany and are now >>expanding<< the Geekettes all over the world. Cheers girls, and congratulations!   Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

Bea Brocks.

A few months ago when I was heavily pregnant with mini-me (seems like years ago, actually…), I took photos of my friend and stunning actress >>Bea Brocks<< for her portfolio. Never got to show these until now, so here they are.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf

Elisabeth Rank.

Lisa and I went to university together (and this was years ago, oh my…). She’s always been one of those promising girls from journalism classes, with a >>saucy writing<< and the right portion of self-confidence to >>move mountains<<. Almost two years ago, Lisa wrote her >>debut novel for Suhrkamp<<, now she’s in the final throes of her new book for Berlin Verlag and a senior creative at one of Berlin’s cool media agencies as well.   I shot Lisa’s official author portrait a few weeks ago while drinking purple lemonade, spilling coffee on the table and having great conversations. Such …

Sina Martens.

After shouting for the last chance of portraits before my maternity leave, a bunch of people contacted me for photos. >>This lovely young lady<< was one of my favourites, so kind, so unpretentious and sure so pretty. I’m still pumped of how much Sina Martens loved the shoot and the outcome and can’t wait to shoot portraits again with mini-me out here in the world.   All photos: Carolin Weinkopf

Kat.

Taking photos of friends when they do not pay attention has always been my favourite thing to do. I’m so lucky I’ve got such beautiful friends. This is Kat.   Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

Michael Triegel.

In january, the director of the Macedonia documentary movie and I took the train through snowy landscapes to lovely Leipzig and actually got there about two hours late. Arriving in an industrial brick stone area covered in icicles, we were picked up by Michael Triegel and kindly welcomed in his warm and cozy loft studio.   I’m usually not into paintings, neither the old master’s way nor religious topics. But Michael Triegel’s works are truly impressive and seem to glow from inside. He clearly is a master of his craft and all of his paintings seem to have somewhat of …