Many People ask me all the time:“What are all these portrait-shoots you do for? “, “Who are these people?”, “How do you do it?”
Over the next post I will try to give you an insight in, how I work, with whom I work, and how the work is being implemented in websites, books ect.
Starting here with Jörg Kopp. ( BlackHumor Keynote-speaker & Freedom-Extremist.)
Jörg went, like most of my clients, into an extensive (re)positioning workshop, and from here a very personal profile was generated.
When I was asked to photograph him, Jörg rented a house for a month or so at the Dutch coast. Here he was writing (Huffington Post), brainstorming with friends and contemplating his new companies. We had decided to photograph him this day, using only natural light and using the surroundings where he was staying, as this is a big part of who is.
I liked him immediately and we got along from the first moment. We started talking and time went by, and by, and by….. This gave me the possibility to ‘see’ his expressions, movement, his overall attitude, what the light was doing and see the surroundings.
“Jörg could you stand against the white wall please”………………..First picture in the pocket and a few others followed. Than I decided to take a long walk together through the Dutch dunes and over the beach we came back. We talked about a lot of things and all the pictures came by themselves. Jörg inspired me, and the surroundings and the light did the rest. After a few hours we had a great variety of pictures and I new already we pulled it of.
A few weeks later, Jörg and I met up and we had an other photo-session in the urban environment of the city of Cologne, as this is also a part of his life and who he is.
Wanna see more? ….. click the portrait of him to enlarge, or click this link to Jörg’s website.