This blog post is dedicated to my photography activities throughout 2020. I’m currently fully enrolled in an university program in Germany and consider myself at this stage more as a “hobby” photographer. Many of these photos are from my daily life and just happened to be spontaneous shots rather than set up photo shoots.
So let’s jump back right to the beginning of 2020.
In February I had a test photoshoot at the Europa Park. Focusing on one of their newly opened hotel „KRØNASÅR – THE MUSEUM-HOTEL“. Due to limited time afterwards we were not able to extend this cooperation.
In March I visited Munich for a short trip. Just the week before the lockdown started. The amount of tourists was already very limited which provided me with the unique opportunity to take photos in an almost empty Pinakothek and Schloss Nymphenburg.
The next noteworthy event was when I joined Flitzmo. A student project at Offenburg university. In July and August I took portraits and team photos, followed by product photos in the greenscreen studio at our campus in Offenburg. Additional photography for Flitzmo included an event with one of our industry partners and work behind the scenes in our labor.
In July I joined the Institute for Trade and Innovation. In terms of photography I shot destination photos in and around Gengenbach which we used for the IfTI Global Symposium in September. On the one hand we displayed the photos on the event website and flyer. The biggest excitement was to see my photos being printed at the size of A0 and put directly in the cloister in Gengenbach. Next to the destination photos I took some photos at the event itself and some BTS shoots.
In the early stages of September I was in Hamburg for a short trip. I managed to get some nice shots from the world famous Elbphilharmonie.
In October probably one of the most exciting things happened. I started collaborating together with the official Tourism center of Gengenbach. Gengenbach Tourism started purchasing photos which I took in and around Gengenbach to use them for Marketing purposes. The biggest surprise was, when the city Gengenbach used one of my photos from next with the mayor's last words for 2020 on their website. Super cool and totally unexpected.
Through my photography for the Institute for Trade and Innovation and the cooperation with Gengenbach Tourism I managed to get enough photos to create my first Gengenbach calendar. A christmas present this year for family and friends.
It is also very exciting for me to see that following hotels are still using some of my photos for their Marketing purposes.
Belmond La Residence D’Angkor, Siem Reap - Booking.com
Jaya House River Park, Siem Reap - Website, Social Media & Booking.com
Penh House, Phnom Penh - Website & Booking.com
Park Hyatt, Siem Reap - Social Media & Food Menu Glass House
Rambutan Hotels & Resorts, Siem Reap - Website
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok - Social Media
Bensley Studios, Bangkok - Website
Shinta Mani Shack, Siem Reap - Social Media
Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap - Website, Social Media & Booking.com
The Reverie Saigon, Saigon - Website & Social Media
Courtyard by Marriott Resort, Siem Reap - Social Media & advertisement in the hotel
Rosewood, Phnom Penh - Website & Social Media
Hanchey Bamboo Resort, Kampong Cham- Website, Social Media & Booking.com
The Bale, Phnom Penh - Social Media
Templation, Siem Reap - Social Media
St. Regis, Kuala Lumpur - Social Media
Blue Lime, Phnom Penh - Social Media Booking.com
The Royal Sands, Koh Rong - Website
Anjali By Syphon, Siem Reap - Website
I say thank you to everyone who supported my photography in 2020 and look forward to seeing what 2021 will bring.