Yannick Wolff is a new talent based in Germany (Darmstadt, Hessen in fact) that caught my eye and he is a photographer that I am sure you will be hearing more about in the future. His latest shoot, titled, Pursuit showcases a business fashion editorial shoot for menswear with model, Niels Verlemann from East West Models. I managed to interview Yannick to find out more about this young upcoming photographer and the inspiration that lead him to create this shoot.
In answering how he got started in fashion photography and what made him want to become a photographer in the first place he replied, “I love taking pictures of people since the time I started with photography. During this time I got interested in fashion more and more, so I finally decided to try to shoot fashion as well and I really loved it and still love it.”
Not only does he shoot fashion, “I´m shooting sports and people as well” he said. When asked if the photography principles translate well into these other photographic fields he answered, “It is kind of like the same methods you have to do, just in another area.”
When asked how did the origins of his story, “Pursuit” came about, he replied “I simply took a look in some magazines and spotted some awesome fashion editorials of well-known brands. So I searched for the right location for such a project and, of course, the right model. I got inspired by many other photographers work and especially men’s fashion magazines. I used my Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 and the Sigma 70-200m f2.8. For the lightning I had 2 Priolite flashes and a large reflector from Profoto”.
To find out more about Yannick Wolf’s story, “Pursuit” you can find it on his website and on his facebook page that’s updated weekly, www.facebook.com/yannickwolffphotography where you can find the whole story and a short behind the scenes video on his blog. You can find out more about him on Facebook, Twitter and via email (detail for these are on his website).
Photographer: Yannick Wolff (www.yannickwolff.com)
Model: Niels Verlemann (East West Models)
Hair/Make Up: Kerstin Hocke (www.kerstinhocke.de)
Assistant: Kai-Philipp Nosper
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