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What Editorial Story would you like to tell?

How does your personal story look like?

What Editorial Story would you like to tell?

How does your personal story look like?

Images are giving hope and courage. They can make us dream of new chances and they can point us to new opportunities in our own little world.

I photograph documentaries and fashion photo stories for magazines and personal storytelling. 

Bilder sind Hoffnungsträger und Mutmacher. Sie können uns von neuen Aussichten träumen lassen und sie können uns neue Möglichkeiten in unserer eigenen kleinen Welt zeigen.

Ich fotografiere Reportagen und Modefoto-Stories für Magazine und persönliche Foto-Erinnerungen.

For inquiries email to: nadine@nadinewilmanns.com

New offer:

"A day in your life"

New offer:

"A day in your life"

Through photography, I want to connect with people and encourage them to notice the special details in their everyday lives, so that they can find unexplored outlooks and possibilities.

Durch Fotografie möchte ich Leute ansprechen und sie dazu ermuntern, das Besondere in ihrem Alltag zu entdecken, damit sie unentdeckte Möglichkeiten und Perspektiven finden können.

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Portfolio

“… All of those thousands upon thousands of photographs (…) Each one a record, a testament, a bulwark against forgetting, against nothingness, against death.  Look, this happened.  A thing happened, and now it will never un – happen.  Here it is in a photograph: a baby putting its tiny hand in the wrinkled palm of an octogenarian.  A fox running across a woodland path and a man raising a gun to shoot it.  A plane crash. (…)  All these things happened, and my father committed them to a memory that wasn’t just his own, but the world’s.  My father’s life wasn’t about disappearance.  His was a life that worked against it.” – Helen Macdonald in ,,H is for Hawak”

Magazine/Blog

See this day smiling girl photographed by Nadine Wilmanns

See this day

THE CAMERA AS A TOOL TO SEE NOW. One of the most important reasons why I came up with the “A day in your life” project is,...

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day in life

Day in your life

DOCUMENT YOUR "FULL EXPERIENCE OF LIFE". Whatever happens (or whatever doesn`t happen), there`ll always be opportunities for pictures. However eventless or mundane our day may be, we...

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dog sniffing autumn air

Autumn

ABOUT THE SPECIAL FEELING AT THE START OF AUTUMN. “April has never meant much to me, autumn seems to be that season of beginning, of spring.” –...

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abstract of two cars by Nadine Wilmanns

Not for everyone

WHY YOU SHOULDN`T PLEASE EVERYONE. “Don`t be a purple drop in the ocean but be a purple drop in a swimming pool."-Seth Godin

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Begin Mirror Selfie Fashion memories t-Shirt Darling in mirror

Begin

MOST IMPORTANT LESSON I LEARNED IN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL TAGGART. Don`t wait for extraordinary things like a holiday to happen in order to take out...

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feel more coffee table by Nadine Wilmanns photography

Feel more to see more

HOW FEELING MORE HELPS YOU SEE MORE. Do you wonder how to slow down time? Or how to get more out of the moments that just keep...

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Herzstärkend fotografiert von Nadine Wilmanns

Herzstärkend

INTERVIEW WITH THE GIRLS OF "HERZSTÄRKEND": "Everyone threw in ideas, and all of a sudden there was so much manpower! Within half a year, „herzstärkend“ basically exploded!"

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Scrunchie hair Style photographed by Nadine Wilmanns

Style

HOW TO DRESS IN YOUR STYLE. I`ve never really thought about what style or “finding your style” really means. In the German dictionary, style is described as...

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highlights magazine article by Nadine Wilmanns

Picture your Highlights

Give it a try and make a "pictures of summer" album. The major surprise will come later: Looking back after let`s say a few months and going...

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Downtime hands on knee photographed by Nadine Wilmanns

Downtime

APPOINTMENTS FOR OUR DOWNTIME are just as important as those for our Should-Do`s. If not even more important. After all, no one will regret having not hoovered...

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On Photography

On Photography

Photography makes moments stay with us and it can freeze time. Time is constantly on the move, and we often struggle to keep up. Yet we can help us to the illusion of making it slow down or stop for a moment while we take a picture.  

Photographer and author Chris Orwig had an accident as a young man and as a result, was in permanent pain. In his book ‘The creative fight’ he writes: “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 your world be still

When looking through the viewfinder of our camera our view becomes clearer and the overload of stuff that enters our mind is being filtered. Concentrating on what is in front of our camera we are still and quiet, and we really see what we see. Because we are focused entirely on the moment, time kind of stops.

The photographer can modify, brighten up, darken or dramatize 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? What story does it tell?

Whatever happens, you can choose your perspective

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contact

Get in touch!

I`m based in London/UK and Metzingen/Germany. If you`re interested in working with me, either in Germany, in the UK, or somewhere else in the world, please contact me: nadine[at]nadinewilmanns.com

Ich wohne in Metzingen/Süddeutschland und London/UK. Wenn du mit mir zusammenarbeiten möchtest, entweder in Deutschland, England oder sonst wo auf der Welt, melde dich am besten per E-Mail an nadine(at)nadinewilmanns.com