Eva Saunders

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Echter fashion show Spring 2013

Echter_2013For the new spring collections from different designers, I was assigned to make pictures for the fashion store Echter in Weilheim. This year, they had dancers who rocked the runway! You can see the official photographs on the blog from the fashion Store Echter.

Thanks to the models Svetlana, Nicolette and Kate! You can find my personal chioce of pictures in the Editorial section! Eye candy!

Personal Work: Photo strip “Los Angeles personal tour”

Los AngelesHey guys,

as I was interviewing at a film school in Los Angeles in March, I traveled to California and had a great time exploring the city and Venice Beach! Check out my personal pics from my travel in the Personal Work section!

Los Angeles Personal Tour // Persönliche Tour durch Los Angeles

In March 2013, I traveled to Los Angeles in order to interview at various film schools. Let me take you on a personal tour through fabulous L.A., with a mixture of digital mobile phone pictures and stunning analog Lomography panorama pictures. Im März 2013 bin ich nach Los Angeles geflogen, um an verschiedenen Filmhochschulen vorzusprechen. Lasst euch zu einer persönlichen Tour durch das wunderschöne L.A. einladen, mit einem Mix aus digitalen Handy- und analogen Lomography Panorama Bildern.

Personal Work: “The Red Shoes” now online

Hey folks,

for a film school application, I visualized the tale “The Red Shoes” from Hans-Christian Andersen in a historical photo strip. You find the whole collection of pictures and my adapted short story in the Personal Work section. I want to thank the dancer Steffanie Helmchen, who embodied Karen, Sybille Schaller who was responsible for Hair and Make-Up and Sarah Silbermann, who did a wonderful job with the historical styling!

The Red Shoes // Die roten Schuhe

For an application for film school, I needed to write a short story and visualize it in a photo strip of eight pictures. I adapted the tale “The Red Shoes” from Hans Christian Andersen. You can see the series of eight pictures in the slideshow and below the narrative short story. Für eine Filmhochschulbewerbung habe ich eine Kurzgeschichte geschrieben und in einer Fotoserie von 8 Bildern visualisiert. Dafür habe ich das Märchen “Die Roten Schuhe” von Hans Christian Andersen adaptiert. Es folgt die Bilderstrecke und darunter die Kurzgeschichte (auf Englisch).
When the warm tickling of the sun on Karen’s skin wakes her in the morning, it is a good day. She loves to hesitate just for one more second, basking in the sunlight before she has to get up to make breakfast for the landlords. And today is a good day. Soon the sun will be too low to reach her windowsill, because winter is fast approaching. She also realizes that when she gets out of bed, there is a slight chill in the room. Apparently, that night was the first frost of the season. After boiling hot water for the mistress and helping her to dress, she sets out for the daily service at church. She gets her warm coat from under her wooden bed and a green shawl that will keep her throat warm. When she steps outside, she realizes that she has no shoes for the winter. The cold air immediately seeps through her thin brown leather shoes as she advances the village. She has a few coins left from her wages, so she will look for some new shoes after church.
After attending the service, she passes a small shop with red shoes on display. She stops in her tracks, for she is intrigued by the fine red leather and their shiny appearance. The shoes seem to emanate a red glow, which is reflected in her greedy eyes. Unable to resist temptation, she offers the shopkeeper to trade in her winter coat, because they are in great demand by the beginning of winter. Otherwise, she can’t afford the shoes with the money she has left. The shopkeeper agrees, so she is the proud owner of the exceptionally beautiful and striking red shoes. As she leaves the shop, she feels chilly for a moment without her coat, but she just wraps her shawl tight around her, her cheerfulness warming her from the inside.
On her way home, she can’t think of anything else than her shoes, admiring them at every step. She encounters James, a handsome street musician with a wooden flute, who she admires secretly. Through he is sitting in the muck all day, she admires him for his knowledge and endurance besides his lack of wealth. But as she is standing in front of him in his shabby clothes, she feels a little sorry for him, as she proudly shows him the red shoes, feeling giddy and desirable. James starts to play a merry tune on his flute, complimenting her beautiful appearance. The red shoes start to shine in approval, performing a dance that Karen has never learned. Soon her feet get out of control, rocking her body in awkward angles. Her feet continue to dance away, even as she gets out of earshot of the street musician. As she tries to rip the shoes off, it is no use. They seem to be glued to her feet. When her feet carry her out of town and towards a dark forest, she starts to panic.
Being carried further and further into the underbrush, her feet and bare arms are scratched by thorns and branches. She is torn and tired, slowly giving in to the mad dancing. In contrast to her disheveled appearance, the shoes still look perfect, making their way through the muddy forest path, which gets darker with every step they take. At the mercy of the devil-ridden shoes, she spots an axe resting in a nearby tree stump. Realizing her last chance of escape, she advances towards the axe in a macabre limping. After she has gone rid of her disobedient feet, she binds the stumps of her legs with a piece of her underskirt and limps towards the next wayside cross to pray for forgiveness. The dancing shoes still lurk behind every corner, until she has atoned for her greed. As the morning sun rises, she asks for forgiveness, feeling the first rays of sunlight tickling her skin.

Echter Topmodel fashion show Fall 2012

I was honored to be exclusive Making-Of photographer at a small and cosy, but very professional fashion show in my home town a few weeks ago. It was so much fun backstage, as you can see on the pictures and I even got some glamorous glimpses of the show! But see for yourself in the Editorial gallery! You might even discover a topmodel if you risk a closer look!

New York photographs online!

Today I reviewed the pictures I took during my New York visit and decided to share them with you on my Personal Work page. My trip to New York and the US was a very inspiring one, thanks to my dear friend Steffi Nirschl who took my to a lot of exciting places and introduced me to interesting people. I hope you enjoy my impressions!

New York: Spaces of time // Zeit-Räume


In March 2012, I visited vibrant and fast moving New York City. Being in the US for the first time, I came to know an unfamiliar concept of time and space. Everything was faster, higher, further; I was stunned by narrow niches between high skyscrapers that turned out to be huge if you passed through. In New York, historical buildings mix with high tech towers – buildings that reach high up into the air, but seem to be translucent and graceful at the same time. It wasn’t easy to pause and take pictures of my impressions between all the hustle and bustle on the streets. But luckily, there is plenty of room on the sidewalks, because they are larger than in Germany! Im März 2012 besuchte ich die pulsierende und schnellebige Stadt New York. Weil es mein erstes Mal in den Staaten war, eröffnete sich mir ein ganz neues Konzept von Raum und Zeit. Alles war schneller, höher, weiter; Ich war fasziniert von den scheinbar engen Gassen zwischen den riesigen Wolkenkratzern, die sich als breite Straßen herausstellten, sobald man durchging. In New York mischen sich historische Gebäude mit neuen High-Tech-Türmen – Gebäude, die einerseits weit in den Himmel ragen, gleichzeitig aber fast durchsichtig und sehr elegant wirken. Bei den hastenden New Yorkern war es gar nicht so leicht, stehen zu bleiben und inne zu halten, um meine Eindrücke zu dokumentieren. Aber zum Glück ist auf den Gehsteigen viel Platz, denn sie sind ja viel größer als in Deutschland!

Looking back on a successful degree show!

My bachelor’s thesis and those of my fellow design collegues has been on display over the weekend! In our university building called the “Red Cube” you could bestow everything from a swinging kitchen to a very personal travel guide or a shoe with exchangeable heels. Additionally to the screening of my film “Moonlit Night” there were screenshots and making-of-booklets on display. I had a great time talking to interesting guests and was very inspired by the artsy atmosphere! If you haven’t checked out the “Moonlit Night” project yet, don’t hesitate to look it up on www.mondnacht-der-film.de

Brand new portfolio online!

As I had a lot of opportunities to shoot in the last few months, I am proud to present a new portfolio with many new and stunning pictures. There are two more topics: “Beauty” and “Fashion“. But the previous sections “Editorial” and “Advertising” have also been updated. Last but not least, there is the “Personal” section in which I want to show you some work that is of great personal value for me. ENJOY! =)

Bachelor project with make-up artist Sybille Schaller

In collaboration with my genious make-up-artist Sybille Schaller, I made pictures of her bachelor’s thesis at the “Bavarian Theatre Academy”. It is about three characters of the play “Die Gespenstersonate” by August Strindberg: Adele, Director Hummel and The Mummy. You can see the three characters in the Beauty gallery. Furthermore, there is a 5-picture fashion strip of Adele. You can see it in the Fashion gallery.

Cannes Lion’s Night – fashion show

MTP Munich, a collaboration of marketing-students organized the wonderful media event “Cannes Lion’s Night” in Munich’s “Filmtheater am Sendlinger Tor” on June 15th. During the media event, which included a fashion show, I was responsible for backstage-photography. You can see some impressions in the Editorial gallery.

Furthermore, some of my pictures were published on “MAX.de”, an online lifestyle-magazine. You can find the full article here.

“Marmitas” – photos for organic soup restaurant opening

A bunch of friends are opening an organic soup restaurant in my hometown on November the 26th. I’m proud to tell that I helped with the overall design of logo, flyers and most of all, the photos! Primarily responsible for the Corporate Identity was my dear friend Steffanie Helmchen. You can see some of my vegetable-pictures in the Advertising gallery. If you’re hungry afterwards, check Marmita’s website!

Two views of India // Unter vier Augen


In April 2011, I traveled with a journalist to India, having a panoramic lomo camera in my backpack. The results are intimate pictures of my “Two views of India”. Two different insights through my own nosy eyes. One as a foreigner with a very naive view and the other insistent on small things and not afraid to look for more. I have shared the pictures in a leporello fold, but I want you to have the opportunity to watch the pictures on my website. Im April 2011 bin ich mit einem Journalisten nach Indien gereist, die Panorama-Kamera im Backpacker-Rucksack. Herausgekommen sind intime Fotos “Unter vier Augen”. Zwei verscheidene Sichtweisen durch meine neugierigen Augen. Einmal als Fremder mit einem sehr naiven Blick und das andere Mal auf kleinen Dingen verharrend, ohne Furcht, genauer hin zu sehen. Ich habe die Eindrücke in einem Leporello zusammengefasst, aber ich möchte euch auch die Möglichkeit geben, die Bilder auf meiner Website zu begutachten.


In the leporello fold you can flip the paper and compare two different pictures on one topic. That’s why both of the stripes change simoultaneously. I hope you enjoy it! In dem Leporello kann man durch Drehung des Papiers die beiden Bilder über ein Thema vergleichen. Deshalb bewegen sich beide Streifen gleichzeitig vorwärts. Ich wünsche viel Spaß beim Durchschauen!

Romanticism-Project with student of Bavarian theatre academy

Hey guys!

I’ve been a fan of romantic pantings for quite a while and was very happy to work with make-up-artist Sybille Schaller on a Romanticism-Project. During her study at the Bavarian theatre academy “August Everding”, she designed masks in the romantic style after the english horror tale “Melmoth the Wanderer” from 1820. A big thank you to model Sascha for mimicking Melmoth and model Julia who transformed into Immalee. Check out the photos in the Beauty gallery! =)

Brand new fashion strip online!

Spring is all around and summer not far away! So I bring you a new fashion-strip with summer feeling that is called “Sleeping Beauty”. You can find the whole strip in the Fashion gallery!

Feel free to comment!

Online-Wettbewerb: EUROCITIES, CITY OF MUNICH, Süddeutsche Zeitung

I’m taking part in the competition “A picture of Munich”. My picture “Munich’s propylaea” is in the Top 10 – Voting on the Website of the online community “jetzt.de”, a website for young writers and journalists. So don’t waste time, sign up at jetzt.de and vote for picture number two! There is much at stake: the winner wins a publication in the Eurocities Katalogue, travels to a Eurocities-Event in Genua and is published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung – one of Germany’s most famous newspapers.



UPDATE: Rick Kavanian Photo-Strip on SPIEGEL ONLINE!

The photos for SPIESSER with Comedian Rick Kavanian made it on SPIEGEL ONLINE! Jippie!

You can see them here: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-61952.html

Photo-Strip for Spiesser with Rick Kavanian

Since the 1st of December the new Spiesser Magazine is out! For the current issue I provided a photo strip with Rick Kavanian. He visited a 10th grade class from his former school and held a lesson about American comedy culture that turned out to be politically interesting, because he disputed about integration in Germany. Rick is a great guy and everything else than the joker everyone knows from TV. His sharp-witted lesson proved him a comedian with political interest. For those who want to read more, here is the article “A product of integration” and here you can read the whole Spiesser issue online.


Exhibition on Christmas Market on Sunday 28th

Hello there! Everyone who wants to see my work the old-fashioned way, exhibited on biiig prints should come to the Christmas Market in Peißenberg, Germany on Sunday, November 28th! From 1 to 7 p.m. I’ll show my work and will be there personally. There will be a new fashion series exclusively on the exhibition! I’d be glad to see you there!

Warm greetings to all cookie-baking christmas-lovers 🙂

Fashion-Shoot for “Skiing”-Magazine

For the November issue of the German Magazine “Skiing” I did a 2-day Fashion-Shooting in Munich. The models Tobias, Anna-Lena, Jan and Nicole did a great job! Especially the laundromat was eye candy for my hungry eyes, a great THANK YOU for the owner who let us shoot there without any hesitation!!

SPIESSER publication – discourse about military duty in Germany

Once again I provided the SPIESSER-magazine with pictures. For issue 131, I documented a disputation between a civillian servant and a military servant. The impulse to this argumentation was that the German government considers to abolish the military duty and with that the civillian service as well. They both disputed about the abolishment, cons and pros of their education and personal stories. The whole picture gallery you can see here.

There is also a video which I shot together with author Felix Scheidl accompanying the interview to see on the website of the SPIESSER magazine.

SPIESSER Publication

During a starry summer night I had a photoshoot with author Felix Scheidl who is writing for the “SPIESSER”-magazine, a german giveaway paper for pupils. The picture for a special, where he is standing under a lantern, can be seen in the  issue 130 on http://issuu.com/spiesser/docs/spezial_130_v2

My first publication. Wohoo! Some more will hopefully follow in the near future.

Everyday Vampire-Shooting

Because of the global “Twilight” hype I thought: why not use the vampire-style as an instrument of advertising? I intended to advertise every-day clothes with the help of familiar vampire-poses and make-up. I was supported by many girlfriends who opened their closets for me (because I needed everday-clothes for the two women). Also by designer label Benzaghi&Freymann, which provided for the lad’s sexy and shimmering clothes. A big THANK YOU to the great Make-Up-Artist Christina Wagner who did a very good job in transforming our models into vampires. I also want to thank my assistant Corinna Degele and the models Katerina, Carolin and Dennis.

You can see some of the photos in the Fashion Gallery