Amsterdam-based photographer Karin Nussbaumer’s collaboration with Studio Pepe went to print in DECO’s Green issue, on shelf now. The feature images shot by Karin was work by Studio Pepe for D Casa/La Repubblica.
With editorial clients such as AD magazine, Elle Women and our sister international Elle Decoration titles, Karin describes her work as creating stories ‘Sometimes fantastic, sometimes real.’ DECO got to know a little more about the photographer behind the camera on this beautiful shoot…
Project/s that gives the most satisfaction to date?
I like to work and do productions when I am traveling, or staying abroad for a while. You get to know new people, and get in contact with locals in a different way then when you are traveling privately. And it is very inspiring to work with what you find there. As you are new to the situation you discover things that are special in a way you sometimes don’t see it anymore in your own environment.
As you are new to the situation you discover things that are special in a way you sometimes don’t see it anymore in your own environment.
Biggest challenge you face working as a commercial photographer?
To get enough freedom and trust to try new and sometimes experimental ideas.
Most positive aspect of your work?
To be creative and do what I love to do.
All digital or do you still have an old film camera?
I do now everything digital. However I still have my analog camera and value the pictures I did analog. However I am also very happy with the difference of weight of the cameras 🙂
If you weren’t a photographer you’d be…
I really don’t know, I have many interests. I also teach and I love it as well- However I am not sure if I would want to be full time teacher, I like, that I have different challenges over the year. I also organize a art and design festival in Austria (www.bazart.at). so next to being a mother I have a very diverse life, and I really enjoy doing all these jobs. However they are all related to Art, creativity and social aspects.
Top 3 favorite photographers of at the moment…
Tim Walker for the joy in his pictures, Saul Leiter for the eye of colors, shapes and layers, Eve Arnold for the stories her portraits tell ...
Top 3 major influences/influencers on your work
Paintings, traveling and stories.
Who should Elle Decoration have their eye on in Europe?
Studio IJM from Amsterdam. Frank Visser and I work closely for a very long time. I love his ideas!
What is next for Karin Nussbaumer?
Lots of new plans that wait to be done. An exhibition and some new projects with BazArt.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
You don’t need a lot of money but enough! (Makes live simple with the right focus and gives a lot of freedom to do what you like! Which helps you in the end to be successful I think)
You don’t need a lot of money but enough!
Favorite words to live by?
Do! Don’t sit on your ideas but live them!
Karin Nussbaumer Photography | www.karinnussbaumer.com
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