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Inside/Out: Dirk Bader

August 5, 2011

After working with David LaChapelle and Patrick Demarchelier the Munich-based fashion photographer goes it alone

  • Text by Christine Bierhals

Dirk Bader is the former freelance art director moved from Germany to New York when he realised that he wanted to become a photographer. Here he was assistent to David LaChapelle for nearly three years before he continued to work for other infamous photographers like Peter Lindbergh, Albert Watson and Patrick Demarchelier. Today he is based in Munich and working behind the camera as a spectacular beauty and fashion photographer.

Satellite Voices: How do you describe your work?
Dirk Bader: As a great blessing since I get paid for what I love to do.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Dirk Bader: One day I would love to direct a music video and see it on MTV after.

SV: How long have you lived in your city and brought you there?
Dirk Bader: I've lived here for six years. After I left New York, Munich was the place that worked best for work and family alike.

SV: What does your city mean to you?
Dirk Bader: Home, nevertheless.

SV: What are your plans for the weekend?
Dirk Bader: To go camping (if the 'summer' allows).

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