Axel Heinrichs


Excerpts from our interview with photographer Axel Heinrichs:

Q: Let‘s focus on your photography of people. What‘s is your philosophy? What are your goals and what drives you?

First of all it‘s working with people. I enjoy meeting new, creative individuals. Not just the models, but also the MakeUp Artists, Stylists and Designers. Working as a team is fun.

As for my style, I am not trying to ’specialise’ too much. I like the different types/styles of photography you can explo- re when having a person as your subject. I see myself as a craftsman, and I provide my services and if a client asks me for my help, I do not care about the speci c genre. My favourite genre however, is portraiture, either in a studio or somewhere outdoors. I enjoy travelling a lot for my photos, which have included trips to the Netherlands and Mallorca for example. That‘s pure fun.

Q: Can you give us some more information regarding your photographs that appear in our magazine?

One day Janina, one of my favourite models and I had the idea of going to Mallorca for a couple of days. We rented a house with pool and the temperature was around 40° Celsius at the time. We shot between hanging out at the pool and drinking cold beer. It was clear from the beginning that we would not be doing the usual „beach shots“.

We focused mainly on the pool area and various parts of the body.

Light was created with both a sun-swatter and bouncer. Marcus Axman was my assistant again, and I would not have been able to create these images without him. The rest was easy. The retouching is not too intense, the model looked exactly like that and I love it.

The shoot with Anna Lena was also on Mallorca, but at a different time and location.

Q: Do you still have aspirations and dreams as photographer? A location or specific model perhaps?

Shooting in Cuba would be very interesting., as long as the „Old Cuba“ still exists. The 50s air, the old cars …

As model I would like to work with Helene Fischer (German popstar). I saw that tiny, energetic person on stage in front of 60.000 people. Her stage perfomance was akin to that of a Lady Gaga or Madonna show and it simply blew me away. And her physical appearance is also very appealing.

If you want to read the full interview, get your copy of FURORE Magazine here.

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