We had the good fortune of connecting with Tabea Bußmann and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tabea, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
When working with people it is amazing to see how they open up and how your interactions with them come to life in the final picture. Often times it is more about the connection with the model than the photograph itself. Also expressing emotions and feeling the flow when you have a great idea is just a great experience, especially when you hold your photo in your hands when it was published. Art is always a way to show your personality and vision to the world and to find people who understand it – who understand you.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The biggest challenge for me was being my worst critic. In a world of social media where you see hundreds of amazing and different photographs everywhere, it is easy to feel like you have to know it all and be able to do recreate every style. But the faster you learn that no one has your vision, your way of interacting with people and style (and vice versa) the better. I shooted with talented and very different photographers so I could absorb everything and make my own style out of it. I am very happy to be able to work with creative minds and interesting people.
Working on both sides of the camera helps a lot and makes a big difference. It happened to me that photographers I modeled for wanted to be photographed by me, I love that!
I learned that everybody struggles sometimes and no matter how old they are, they’re always learning, oftentimes from younger people too. It can be a competitive niche since everybody is trying to get clients but most of the people I met had the mindset of “sharing is caring” and I always felt more inspired after a meeting and it was nice to help them with their vision too.
But since I do people photography most of the time, it is the interaction that fascinates me the most. People show their personality on camera more than they know sometimes. It is absolutely interesting and challenging every single time. Also, a lot of friendships were built through my job.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely visiting cafés where you have an inspiring atmosphere and many different kinds of people to observe. Also just going for a long walk in the city in autumn with all the old buildings is really nice to me.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Creative minds like Lindsay Adler and her talent for teaching really helped me at the beginning! Also all the photographers I could learn from while standing on the other side of the camera. I am sure it helped that my grandmother always created an environment for me to express myself and develop my creativity through telling stories, filming little acting videos with me, or singing when I was a child.

Website: www.tabeabussmann.com

Instagram: tabeabussmann_photography

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