Fashion Photography in Berlin
In a city that often conjures
up images of communist-tinged drabness or punk-laced
eccentricity, Stefan Kraul is doing his part in opening up the
new and burgeoning world of Berlin's glamorous high fashion.
Stefan is a 28-year-old fashion
photographer who lives and works in Berlin. Although he has shot
everything from breaking news coverage to school portraits,
fashion photography is his passion. He prefers to do haute
couture photo shoots and runway shows above other kinds of
"Berlin just keeps getting
bigger and bigger, even in fashion, so there are more
opportunities," he says.
Berlin is growing to be one of
the big fashion cities of the world, perhaps one day rivaling
New York and Paris, Stefan says.
Stefan does almost all of his
photography in Berlin, which he says has the advantage of
providing a variety of locations. Beyond the photo studio he has
in his apartment, Stefan holds fashion shoots in places like
public parks, city streets, swimming pools and empty buildings.
Stefan often does photo shoots
of collections from fashion design students at the prestigious
ESMOD International Fashion School in Berlin.
Stefan has a connection to
ESMOD through his roommate, David Ubl, a student there. The two
work together as a fashion dream team, with David designing and
making the clothes and Stefan taking the pictures to make the
"We work a
lot together," Stefan says. "It's really perfect. I bring jobs.
He brings jobs. It's great."