Berlin Fashion Week is around the corner and it’s this time of year where I have indulged in a ritual that I’ve never shared before. I scroll through my instagram account plunging into the depths of my feed to rediscover my absolute favourite fashion moments of the last years.
Obviously the feelings elicited by some pictures provoke an emotion: nostalgia. But what actually is that? It’s this kind of strange but familiar feeling of events that seem to have taken place yesterday and yet they feel so unreal and far away.
So join me on my journey into my instagram past, where you can take a walk with me down memory lane. Believe me, it wasn’t easy, but I’ve narrowed down my 10 favourite fashion portraits that I took in the past.
Let’s get started.
Number 10 goes out to two amazing up and coming models @jessicageorgiaburley and @laurenjdg, who already walked down the runway for no other than Chanel. Their distinctive blue eye make up and youthful appearance were just too mesmerizing to let them pass me without taking a portrait of those two stunners.
So this portrait is very dear to me since I took it during photography class. I named it “The Intersection of Serenity and Silence”. I love a dramatic title! Did you all know that I finished my photography diploma with high honors?
Oh Paris, you’ll be forever in my heart. As you might have heard Paris is a fantastic city. But you know what’s even better? Party in Paris during fashion week! This is a portrait I took of @andrejapejic one of my favourte fashion models of all time!
I love this portrait I took of photographer Franco Tettamanti! The pressure was real since he’s also a professional and worked together with no other than blogger royalty Chiara Ferrangni or Balmain’s mastermind Olivier Rousteing. And you know what’s funny, there was another photographer and you know what she said to me? A picture in this (light) setting will never work, because it’s too bright. I love to prove people wrong!
Berlin Fashion Week has a lot to offer and Augustin Teboul knew that, so I guess that’s why they chose Berlin as a location to present their new collection. The setting was impeccably beautiful aka perfection before my eyes. So taking pictures here was an easy task.
In Paris the weather isn’t always perfect. So I had to learn that the hard way when I was standing in the pouring rain while working. But when the gorgeous @officialamilnaestevao stepped in front of my lense it literally felt like as the clouds would disappear. Eventually they did.
I honestly don’t know anybody who doesn’t like David Hasselhoff! As well as I don’t know anybody who dislikes animal babies. And I guess what goes for her father goes for his daugher Hayley Hasselhoff as well. Not only did I take this portrait of this real sized supermodel, I also had a fantastic conversation about life with her. You go Hayley!
So this portrait is one of my favourite ones I’ve ever taken. When I went shopping at the other day I wasn’t really surprised when I spotted Daviid Chima on a billboard for a clothing brand.
The picture pretty much speaks for itself, I call it “Identity” and it was my diploma work in photography. Sonja, the model, and me met up at like 5 am in the morning and we went to this very quiet lake where everything just seemed to fall into place.
Woop woop! Here’s my favourite portrait I’ve taken so far. I’m really proud of this one because with this picture I did everything by myself and I’m not just talking about the photograph and the retouching. I planned the concept, did the makeup, the hair and I also did the styling by myself!
So this are my favourite 10 portraits I’ve taken so far. What do you all think of my pictures? Make sure to sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts with me!