Lynn Theisen studied photography in Berlin and works as an independent photographer at the 1535° Creative Hub in Differdange. Find out more about her inspirations and her career path in our interview!
Hi Lynn, tell us who you are and what you do!
My name is Lynn Theisen and I‘m a professional photographer. I‘m working at the 1535° Creative Hub in Differdange, where I have my own studio. I‘m specialized in fashion and beauty photography, but in general, I am into anything related to colours, beauty and attention to detail.
I do a lot of portraits, fashion and product shootings in my studio. I also like to do event photography and reports to switch up my projects. I get a lot of inquiries from different domains, which is very exciting.
What inspires you and influences your shoots?
I portrayed different types of Thai women which look “different” because there were women which matched exactly the beauty standards, and other which didn’t. For example, I took pictures of a Thai top model alongside a girl which has been bullied when she was younger because of her looks.
Travelling is an important source of inspiration as I like to altercate with different cultures, cities and it‘s impressions though photography. This is why I will travel more in the future, visiting new cities and learning more about cultures which are unknown to me and take pictures of them. At the moment, I‘m planning an exhibition of my pictures I took in Asia under the same name of my series in Thailand, “Heading South-east”
What is your background?
I grew up in Rumelange in the South of Luxembourg, and after I finished my high school on an E section at the Lycée des Garcons in Esch-sur-Alzette, I started my education at the Technische Kunsthochschule in Berlin. I‘ve always been creative and knew for myself that I want to study photography and nothing else. I had the honor to meet great people such as Elizaveta Porodina and Kristian Schuller during my studies and influenced me and my fashion photography.
In order to take photos, I love to travel; and given the fact that I am half-Thai, I travel to Thailand once a year to take photos. I realized my favourite work to date, “Heading South-east”, in Bangkok. In this series, where I worked with a group of Thai models, stylists and make-up artists, I showed off the European point of view concerning Thai fashion photography.
After my graduation, I had different projects with famous photographers such as Anna Daki (fashion photographer) and Antonios Mitsopoulos who is a top food photographer. At that time I had a make-up and hair stylist apprenticeship in order to improve my knowledge in the beauty and fashion domains. In 2017, I came back to Luxembourg to work independently as a photographer, which is why I opened my own studio at the 1535° Creative Hub.