“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” - Robert Frank
Ten years ago, I started out as just another photographer who followed the trends and tried to do what everyone else was doing. That all changed when a friend took a casual snapshot of my youngest daughter who fell asleep in my arms. That picture made me realise the value and the power of photography. It captured the inseperable bond between me and my daughter during a rather rough time in our lives. It wasn't about lights, expensive equipment, pixels or trends ...
It was just about life and love.
That was the spark that gave me the courage to go against the current and start photographing my clients like I photograph my family and friends. I studied and got inspired by the work and approach of master photographers like Sieff, Erwitt, ... and mixed that up with modern technology and my own vision on life.
My name is Bert Stephani, I'm 41 years old and I have an inspirational girlfriend and 3 fantastic kids. I'm a photographer 24/7 and I'm proud to be choosen as an ambassador for Fujifilm and I'm a member of the KAGE Collective. My taste in music changes every day but I can always listen to the early Pearl Jam albums. In the outdoors, I feel alive and I'd choose an improvised BBQ over a fancy restaurant any day.