Jürgen Herschelmann, photographer

Hamburg - Germany
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Who are 

I am Jürgen, photographer

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Your current job: 

advertising and editorial photographer

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In which city are you located? 

Hamburg, Germany

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A word to define what kind of worker you are:

24 hours, 7days a week, no holidays, photographer

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What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..):

 Photoshop, Mac OS X 

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What does your office space look like? 

Well, shootings are often done in a rented studio, but my little office is the heart of my job, good for editorial work and the whole post-production, all kind of technical stuff around me and also my newest pictures and a cup of hot coffee.

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What kind of music do you listen when you are working? 

Depends on the job: Brian Eno or Dire Straits, sometimes techno music, sometimes Al Stewart year of the cat….later the day Cet Baker, Ronny Jordan, Tosca, the green man.

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Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work? 

yes, make a plan for the day.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Thats not easy because a good photo idea does not come when you want it… so I take a break and run through the park or a ride on the mountain with my bike… fresh air follows fresh ideas

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You're better than your colleagues to:

Not really, there are a lot of good colleagues.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

Photographers don't need a computer, it's an evil machine used by the graphic guys ( my high school photo teacher, twenty years ago)

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What is your best tip for saving time? 

Hm, no tip…you have time. When the telephone rings, you have no time anymore...

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What is your routine start and end of the day?

start with a strong hot coffee and ends with a glass of red vine.

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Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

only my cameras

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