Excerpts from our interview with photographer Hartmut Nörenberg:
Hello Hartmut, please give us some basic information about you and how your photo- graphy started?
My name is Hartmut Nörenberg. I’m a photographer and post-production artist based in the small village called Mülheim in Germany. It’s near Düsseldorf and Cologne. I started taking photos when I was quite young. But back then, as you can surely imagine, it was just for fun and not as serious as it is now. My father has also taken a keen interest in photography so he would always take me along with on trips and he’d show me many interesting things. I bought my first camera when I was 17 years old and back then I took lots of pictures of my current girlfriend. At first it was just a hobby but after one year I started shooting with some other friends and models. That was the time I became more ambitious in retouching and digital postproduction. I experimented with my own images before I got involved in different retouching projects which also included other pictures.
Erotic photography is …
… something that gives the audience the feeling to be part of the scenery and be live on set, it satisfies our voyeuristic needs with an artistic approach.
How important is the web and social media for you to market and promote yourself?
What do/did you do and what worked for you?
Social Media is important, but personal contacts and verbal, face-to-face communications are much more important. The biggest problem is that social media is hyping only stuff that is trending.
You need to spend a lot of time on connecting and networking, which in my opinion is too time consuming. Outsourcing social media is the most effective way to have time for new projects and take care of precious clients.
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