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How to remember

How to remember Unfortunately, I must admit, that my memory isn`t particularly good. The other day Richard and I were watching “The Truman Show” and I know that I`ve seen this film before, but honestly: I couldn`t really recall anything of it anymore. It`s like that with a lot of things that have happened; sometimes …

Self-Assignment

Self-Assignment This week I`ve come to realize: in order to grow as a photographer it is very important to give myself assignments for personal projects. Single, strong photographs are all well and good, but a series of pictures can tell a much stronger, more complex story. Plus, personal projects contribute to a convincing body of …

On embracing

On embracing “It´s always important to have a plan before you go out on a shot. That said, things are going to happen that are going to mess with your plan.” Today I have re-watched one of my favourite videos on Lynda.com about documentary photographer Paul Taggart documenting his brother and his family. When I …

On Photography

On Photography

Photography manages the impossible, if only to some extent: it makes moments last and freezes the time for a few seconds. The evanescence, which is the essence of time and which is sometimes hard to get to terms with, is being somewhat overcome.

Photographer and author Chris Orwig, who after an accident as a young man was in permanent pain, writes in his book ‘The creative fight’: ,,I discovered that the camera is a magical device. When I held it up to my eye the world became quiet and it blocked out my pain. (…) No longer focussing on myself, I saw the world with fresh eyes. What was once dismal became divine. The camera changed the way I experienced the world and shifted how I understood time.”

Make the world stand still

Looking through the viewfinder of our camera our view becomes clearer and the overload of stuff that enters our vision is being filtered. Concentrating on what is in front of our camera we are invited to stand still, to become calm and quiet and to embark on what we see. Because we are riveting entirely on the moment, the world kind of stands still for a second.

Mädchen mit Ballon im Gegenlicht Nadine Wilmanns

Whatever happens,
you can choose your perspective.

The photographer can modify, brighten up, darken or dramatizing the moment in the way he captures his picture. It is the photographers’ decision what is in the frame and what is not. 

Is it going to be a picture full of optimism? Does it convey sadness or melancholy? Is it humorous? Does it entail a message for its viewer and if so what message would that be? The photographer can modify, brighten up, darken or dramatizing the moment in the way he captures his picture.

Mädchen mit Ballon im Gegenlicht Nadine Wilmanns

The photographer can modify, brighten up, darken or dramatizing the moment in the way he captures his picture.

It is the photographers’ decision what is in the frame and what is not. Is it going to be a picture full of optimism? Does it convey sadness or melancholy? Is it humorous? Does it entail a message for its viewer and if so what message would that be? The photographer can modify, brighten up, darken or dramatizing the moment in the way he captures his picture.

On Fashion

On Fashion

Since I have been working in fast High Street fashion for a while now, I came to realise, that for a lot of people, the fashion industry isn’t very nice at all. This industry seems to care more about the product and its profit than about the people who are producing it. There is high competition and therefore the fashion bosses aim to produce their garments cheaper and cheaper. It goes without saying that there’s no money for high-quality fabrics. 

Some companies take advantage of the situation of vulnerable people, who are working long hours for little money and in substandard working conditions simply in order to survive and to provide for their children. I find it sad that people are working their socks off in sweatshops for peanuts to mass-produce garments, which are being bought without much consideration and which are then being dumped shortly after either because of poor quality or just because it’s so cheap to buy something new.

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For potential assignments -writing, photography or design/pattern cutting – or to say hello, please contact me: nadine[at]nadinewilmanns.com