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For more than a decade papermaker and artist Marlis Maehrle has lived and worked from this beautiful 80 year old studio that was once a letterpress print shop. Located in a small town called Winnenden in Germany. Her pieces are made from paper she handcrafts herself. 「To me, the most magical things are three-dimensional objects made of translucent papers, holding the form with an unbelievable strength never expected of such a delicate material.」
Heiner Luepke is a film photographer who lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. He started portrait and fashion photography around 2009 coming from an artist point of view rather than from a technical one. You will find a strong preference of analog photography in his work ranging from medium format to Polaroid and 35mm. His aim is to not just reproduce but to retell and inspire.
Hi Heiner, can you tell us more about you?
Well, I am 29 right now, living in Hamburg, Germany. About me, without wanting to sound hip, I could call myself pretty much of an individualist.
Why, when and how did you become a film photographer?
I got serious about photography around 4 years ago. While I also make use of digital equipment I started with film and prefer it in most of my scenarios. For the reason why I would say I just have to. It’s my life and that’s why I did choose it as my profession.
Your personal work focuses on women and nudity, can you tell us why this choice?
Actually most of the time I think I try to hide things to support a certain mystery and often to provoke thoughts, adding subtile emotions. I like to show a natural picture of women and their beauty and mystic. I focus more on their and my desires wich I feel and collect in the real world rather than to support any kind of made-by-media image. I prefer to show a certain fragile, desireful sensuality. Speaking to my own aesthetics.
Any message for other film photographers? Or maybe a tip you would like to share?
Find the right tool for you and keep on pushing your experience with it. Too many cameras are cool in a way but I think limitations add to the creativity and skill with your camera.
"Tree portraits" by Müge Yilmaz
Title: E. O. Wilson