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epigram studio - detlef körtge

I grew up in Nuremberg, Germany and never moved anywhere until I made the leap to the United States in 1997 – my dad was an engineer and my mom was at home to raise the kids – I always wanted to be an engineer, just like my dad – my teachers thought that I should become a factory worker – in school, I was the class clown, bored to death, and plagued with ADHD – I got a 6×6 bellows camera from my grandpa when I was 12 and I traded it in for a cheap Kodak Instamatic … a mistake that I still regret – I ignored the factory worker future and became an engineer – I always dabbled in photography convinced that art and engineering are going well together – I’m fascinated by faces – I’ve done a bunch of editorial and portrait work with Chicago artists – I shoot portraits, editorial, advertising, still life and product – I’m obsessed with beauty and I want everything to be perfect – I’m a cat person – I like micro brewskis – I’m a wrist watch geek – I am fast and furious and the “H” in ADHD is now gone …

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