Where are you from, and where do you currently live?
From and living in near Nuremberg, Germany
If your friends were to describe you, what would they say?
Over-active, positive, and sporty
What is your favourite quote or saying?
“It’s going to be great!”
What would you say you are most proud of?
My job as an internal medicine doctor and diabetic specialist
What advice would you give your younger self?
Enjoy your life and take it easy.
What is a goal or dream you still wish to accomplish?
Being better in Spanish, as well as hiking in Nepal, Himalayas.
What are your thoughts on ageing?
I can’t stop it. And I hope to keep myself healthy.
How did you hear about The 50 Over 50 Portrait Campaign?
Monica first did a photo shoot of my daughter, Isabella, and I, several weeks before the 50 Over 50 campaign. Then she told me about it, and I signed up.
What did you enjoy most about The 50 Over 50 Women’s Portrait Campaign? And how did the experience leave you feeling?
It was such a relaxing and great experience! I left feeling more confident.
This was Christiane’s second portrait session with me; the first one was with her daughter, Isabella, as a 16th birthday gift.
It was wonderful to see Christiane again, and I’m looking forward to connecting with her and Isabella again when they are back in South Africa.
As a photographer who loves real, human connection…it’s my life mission to reflect the parts of my clients that they wouldn’t otherwise get to see or experience…back to them.
It’s so easy in today’s world, to take the photograph for granted, as so many of us have access to taking photographs…but there is truly so much magic in what can be captured.
When I’m fully tuned in to the person I’m photographing, I get to, in a split second, capture a glimpse into who they are, their soul…their confidence, mixed with vulnerability, playfulness, seriousness…all aspects
As a portrait photographer, I realize what a privilege it is to make these portraits of women. That they let me enter into their world, without even knowing me, and allow me to reflect all their unseen magic back to them.
Hair and makeup: Donna Hay