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Seeing fresh

HOW SEEING WITHOUT THINKING HELPS WITH OUR PHOTOGRAPHY. The concept is to capture the moment of “seeing fresh”.

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Creative work

HOW TO GET CREATIVE WORK DONE. One of the biggest traps for creatives is postponing: Either because of “waiting for inspiration” or...

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Trust the next step

WHY THE VERY NEXT STEP COUNTS. Often, I think: "Man, why don`t I seem to be able to think of a smart...

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Dream big

HOW A CRAZY GOAL CAN ADD FUN TO YOUR WORK. Would you like to release a crazy amount of joy and fun...

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Feelgood Photography

HOW A SPECIAL FELING MAKES A SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPH. When feeling emotional, have your camera with you. In my experience, I tend to...

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Lockdown Photography

HOW HARD TIMES CAN HELP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. Do you recall the last days before your personal Corona lockdown? I remember them like...

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New Year

NEW YEAR INSIGHTS. As we start the new year, it`s a good time to go through all our photos of this year....

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Life is now

WHY WE SHOULDN`T TAKE LATER FOR GRANTED. This life, don`t say "I can do that later to something that you fancy doing.

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Success Stories

HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL BY SMART STORYTELLING. How do we define success? And are we giving it our own definition, or do...

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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. 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 stand still

When 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 focused entirely on the moment, the world kind of stands still for a second.

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? 

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Whatever happens, you can choose your perspective

On Fashion

On Fashion

Having worked in fast High Street fashion for a while, I`ve come to realize, that for a lot of people, the fashion industry isn’t nice at all. This industry seems to care more about the product and its profit than about the people who are producing it. 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 family. Workers are sacrificing their mental and physical health in sweatshops to mass-produce clothes. Clothes, 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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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