Mike Schaefer


Mike Schaefer Photographer

Tell us a bit about yourself

I used to play in many bands before I found a way to express and capture emotions by becoming a photographer

Tell us about one of your favourite projects and what inspired you to do it

My series tattoos on skin was a long time project. I learned a lot about the art of tattooing and got really inspired by listening to the stories behind the tattoo. It got exhibited at the Barlach Halle K in Hamburg/Germany and the Europäische Zentrum der Künste in Dresden/Germany.

What are you working on at the moment?

My Webshop. I have collaboration with the artist AIN visible. Check her out at instagram!

Who are your biggest influencers in the industry?

I am a big fan of Gregory Crewdson and I like Ryan McGinley a lot.

What was the last thing that inspired you?

My trip to lake como in italy.

Tell us why it's important for you to have a portfolio website

It`s the easiest way to get to know me and my work.

As a Photographer what are your tips in building a portfolio website?

Keep it simple, its about your work not the website. As long as your work is good, show everything dont limit yourself.

How do you market yourself?

Usually I am showing my portfolio to art directors and editors. But since the pandemic its often with videocall. On one hand you can easily change your pdf and don`t need to print everything, on the other hand it`s not so personal since you are looking into a camera.

Why do you use Portfoliobox?

I don`t miss anything and its very easy to handle. And the support is very good. Props to you guys!

Visit Mike's website for more inspiration and don't forget to follow him on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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