Elena Breuer is a 24-year-old daydreamer based in Berlin. She started taking pictures when she was ten with her first camera she got from her parents. Elena currently studies photography in Berlin and she specialises in fashion photography, because she loves the mix of the two as they are both her favourite hobbies. Elena loves to work with young artists and friends and to share her experiences and passion with them.
How did the idea for the series come about?
The story behind this series was to bring the girl power together. We are all women who work in a superficial scene; a photographer, designer, model and a makeup artist. But we love to be a part of a team in which everyone helps with their talents, ideas and power to produce a shoot like this.
How do you approach these intimate shoots?
For me it’s very important that everyone who’s involved in the shoot is feeling comfortable. I try to be casual but at the same time respectful because I’m super grateful that people work for and with me.
Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?
I mean the perfect thing would be if the woman who I take a photo of accepts her body as it is. Then you can find many different ways to photograph the female body in a powerful way. If that’s not the case, then it’s your turn as a photographer to find the right view and the feel to get some powerful and wonderful results at the end.
What inspires you?
A lot of different things … I love traveling with all that it comes with. And a lot of young unknown artists in any field of work inspire me too.
How would you define beauty?
Beauty is one of these few things which don’t have the same definition to everyone, and this is so good. But if I should define my own understanding of beauty then I would say that it’s something what gives me the feeling to be under a charm.
Film or digital?
Film because it’s closer to reality. Especially with all the colours and the thing that you only have a few moments to shoot a photo which keeps you super concentrated and focused.
What makes you happy?
My brothers, I always have so much fun with them! And the sun for sure.
What’s next for you?
I have some smaller projects coming up and I hope there will be some bigger ones too. And I would also love to travel with my photography more.