photography Melanie Feuerer
model Marta Moreno Saborido
An Exclusive Interview with Switzerland's Photographer Melanie Feuerer.
Tell us a little bit about you:
My name is Melanie Feuerer and I’m a professional Photographer based in Switzerland. I specialize in beauty -, people- and fashion photography. It is my passion and I am grateful that I can live my dream every day.
Where is home?
I am a bit of a migrant bird and have lived in many different cities and countries. For the last several years Switzerland has been my home and I feel very comfortable here.
If you could live anywhere on this awesome planet, where would you build your dream home?
My dream home is not bound to any particular place; it is a feeling that must be present. I love a broad landscape view, the sea, the mountains and the hustle and bustle of big cities. The most important thing for me is to have open minded and sympathetic people around me.
What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
Happy. I am a cheerful, open and happy person and grateful that I can live my dream.
What sort of work do you specialize in?
Beauty, fashion and fine art photography. Including retouching, beauty retouching, and compositing.
Did you go to school to study photography?
Yes. After getting degrees in Business Management and Spanish, I studied Photo design in Zurich.
How long have you been a photographer?
Photography is what I always call "my second life" and what I want to do for the rest of it. I started photographing people about three years ago, during my studies. Directly after finishing my studies in Photo design I started working as a self-employed photographer.
What or who got you started in photography?
I didn’t want to go on with my old job – I could not live my creativity. I was really unhappy and had to change something. So I took a sabbatical and started to photograph, at first, only to get my mind at ease. My interest grew every day and so I decided to study photography and change working sector completely.
How would you describe your style?
Some friends of mine always say: “Through the eyes of a woman”. Women see things differently and I’m capturing these moments. I would say: Different and colorful. Color design is an important part of my picture style.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
In fact, I would happily shoot with any camera you give to me. The result (apart from technical quality) doesn’t depend on the camera. For most of my work, I use my Canon 5D MII.