Anna Hermann. Inspiration found in nature
"I adore plants, seeing their progress of growing, the way the colors change"
Tell us about yourself.
I am 26 years old, from Germany, Berlin. For a living, I help out in my mother´s business and work on my own projects.
When and how did the film journey begin for you?
Around 8 years ago. My dad who was a passionate analogue photographer who took amazing care of his equipment showed me his photographs - which is when I fell in love. So I became more and more interested in taking pictures myself, always being fascinated by nature in all its beauty.
What Could we always find in your gear bag?
Minolta SRT 303, at least 2 lenses (35mm & 50mm)and a couple of different films, depending on where I´m going, but I really like Tudor
What camera makes you click?
Minolta SRT 303, Canon AE 1, Bauer, Olympus
Who are your models? How do you interact with them before shooting?
Currently, my main models are family and friends. I love to shoot animals, but I also actively look for models. Before a shooting, I imagine what I want to capture, search for details and items I could use. I have a look at the person I am going to shoot and try to feel and relate to who they are. Once I look through the finder and I feel the right moment - click.
What inspires you most?
A huge passion are flora and fauna. I love nature. I adore plants, seeing their progress of growing, the way the colors change... emerging into thin air. This is why I like to go outside and take pictures of nature as often as I can.
Do you have any advice for film photographers out there?
"try to see more than you allow yourself to see"
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