Julia Nimke

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Could you introduce yourself?

Hi! My name is Julia Nimke and I’m a Travel and Lifestyle photographer based in Berlin/Germany. I am originally from Frankfurt/Oder, a small town at the border to Poland and moved to Berlin 10 years ago.


How did you get into photography?

I started photographing when I got my first compact camera from my step father at the age of 11 or 12.  I photographed everything that surrounded me from friends and family to nature and architecture. 

After many years of shooting, analogue digital photography came up and I started working with that kind of medium when I was around 16. Later I did an apprenticeship and my masters in photography. I’ve worked 3 years as a photo editor and photographer and slowly started doing freelance jobs. It took many years to get to the point of where I am at today and I think nowadays people forget that growth takes time. Be patient with yourself and take one step at a time.  

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What type of photography do you love the most?  

I love minimal landscape photography. Capturing the essence of a place is what fascinates me the most. 


Do you have a favorite photograph you've taken? Or project you’ve done?

I did a project called FOLK TALES during my artist sponsorship with Adobe. It is a multimedial project documenting places that are connecting to old tales from the past, combining portraiture, landscape photography and video.
Check the project out here: Folk Tales.

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Favorite place you've traveled to so far?

That’s a tough one. So far there hasn’t been a place I did not like. I think in fact it’s not necessarily about the place you’re in or how spectacular the landscape is - it can be the light or a special moment connected to the place. That’s what makes every journey unique and yours. 
I for sure am very drawn to nordic destinations, but I am also a big lover of the west coast in the States like California and Oregon.

#1 place you want to see next?

I want to go to Greenland so badly. But there are so many other places on my list as well like Canada, Patagonia, Vietnam.

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Go to camera setup?

My Canon EOS 5 D Mark IV and my 50 mm. Also really into shooting with the 70 - 200 mm. And a wide angle for sure. Carried in the Peak Design Travel Back and you’re good to go.  

Any advice for aspiring photographers?

Like I mentioned earlier be patient with yourself. Train your eye by shooting on a regular basis. Try it all out and find out what pleases you the most. Do what you love and not what people expect to see from you and you’ll be a much happier photographer than one who only cares to be admired.  

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Big thank you to Julia for taking the time to do this! Be sure to check out her website and give a follow on Instagram to check out some more of her work!

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