Transform Through Your Art with Birgit Kleber

Today I have a very special guest for you. Her name is Birgit Kleber and she’s a professional portrait photographer based in Berlin, Germany. During her long photography career, Birgit got a chance to work with many celebrities, including Monica Belucci, Rachel Weisz, Liam Neeson, Charlotte Rampling, Juliette Binoche, and many others. She also has a number of deeply psychological portrait series of women, exploring the changes that a female character can undergo in new circumstances. Birgit has a very interesting way of working with models, which she will be sharing with us in this interview along with other very useful tips, like working with photo agencies, printing your own work, what do you do, if your model doesn’t like your images. Please enjoy!

 

Show notes

Things we talked about:

 

  • How to shoot portraits of people who you don’t know;
  • Why printing your work is important
  • How should you react, when a model doesn’t like your work
  • Working with photo agencies
  • How your art can change you

Links:

 

Brigit’s Instagram

Brigit’s website

Portrait of Monica Bellucci

German Film Museum

Series “Eva”

Series “Clara”

Series “Women in Hotel”

Brigit’s photobook

Video about Brigit from Berlinale

Portrait of Michael Ballhaus

Portrait of Charlotte Rampling

Brigit’s camera with covered display

Series “PHOTOGRAPHERS”

Portrait of Wolfgang Tillmans

Berenice Abbott, American photographer