Launched at Photokina in 2012, the exclusive Hahnemühle FineArt Inkjet Photo Album concept has been enthusiastically received by photographers. The albums are available as customisable systems, with two exclusive leather covers and four Digital FineArt papers to choose from – two for double-side printing. After all, special pictures not only require the best paper, but also a classy presentation. And Brazilian wedding photographer Jared Windmüller add a special luxury detail to his high-class albums: gilded srews for couples who order these extras. The photogrpaher stated on the new Hahnemühle FineArt Inkjet Photo Album: “Wedding photography is business and art at the same time. Being a photographer who wants to fulfil the demanding wishes of my bridal couples, I print luxury albums. I see a clear trend to these precious portfolios by Hahnemühle.” We at Hahnemühle are happy to collaborate with Jared Windmüller, e.g. with a wedding motif for our sample book showcasing all papers and canvases of our Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection. And we are thrilled that Jared answered our Q&A for our blog special ‘Month of Wedding Photography’. Enjoy reading!
When did you discover your passion for photography?
I bought my first camera in late 1995, at that time I traveled around the country a lot. I decided to bring my camera to shot those wonderful and beautiful places I had visited.
How did you come to the world of Wedding Photography?
After 6 years of living in Japan where I had a portrait studio, I found that Wedding Photography had changed a lot since I left Brazil. It was more authentic, modern and artistic, so I decided to begin shooting weddings. I saw an opportunity to shoot the moment in a creative way.
Which of your projects/motifs opened the door to the art market/professional market?
As I love landscape photography, when I began shooting weddings it always was a great reference to compose my images. Instead of only focusing on the grooms, I involve them with the scenery surrounding them.
Do you have a photographer idol or who inspired you most?
Not long after I started in wedding photography I had a great opportunity to attend a seminar by Greg Gibson who inspired me so much. A few years ago, I had a chance to hear Joe Buissink speak, which was also motivational to my work. These professionals are also a example of great human beings and that is the most important characteristic in any career of any talented professional.
How would you describe your photographic personal style?
I think that landscape and nature photography have a great significance in my wedding photography. I am always looking at the scenery to compose my images with the bride and the groom.
What is most challenging about shooting a wedding?
Every wedding is unique and moments cannot come back again, so we must capture the instant with a very creative and artistic eye in just a second. We work with our intuition almost the entire time. (Jared Windmüller and his supporting wife Claudia Kon which we met at our paper manufature in Germany in 2014; remark of Hahnemühle PR)
Which importance has the printed presentation of your artwork?
The print has the power to forever capture (or at least for a long time) the exact moment we shot, whatever the scenery we saw in that moment of our lives that will never return.
Which is your favorite Hahnemühle paper and why?
I only print my images on Hahnemühle papers because I found it perfect to display and the quality is superb. I very much like Photo Rag®; the results are amazing whether it be landscape or wedding photographs.
Do you have a dream of a motif/ project you would like to realize sometime?
I would love to shoot an exotic wedding in India, China or Japan. Wedding within different culture and traditions.
I am currently working on a new project to display my artwork in a gallery for the public to enjoy.
Enjoy four more Q&A by
Sanya Jogia from UK
Florian Commaille from France
Luka Zanic from Croatia
Jen Huang from the USA