My name is Christoph Dressler and I was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany. When I was young I used to paint a lot, but someday I grew too old for people to think my paintings were “cute”, so I changed fields and started taking pictures. That’s basically what I’ve been doing ever since.
I studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg, where I graduated in 2011. Currently, I am working to achieve a masters degree of economics at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics in Heidelberg. I shoot part time, so apart from documenting my life, I only have time for the stuff I really enjoy.
I’m always searching for new faces. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to contact me. Please include at least 2 or 3 photos of you so that I can decide whether you’d fit to an upcoming project or not. You should know, however, that I am not a photoshop guy. I like the people how they are, and i give my very best to capture it, but I am neither willing nor capable of changing it afterwards. If you want your picture taken and processed to match the skin and proportions of a barbie doll, then I’m the wrong guy.
For the few people I work with, I wanna do an extraordinary job. For this reason, I limit myself to six weddings a year. If you consider booking me for your wedding, I strongly recommend an informal meeting before you decide. This is a good opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other. I think it is essential that you like me, but also that I feel comfortable around you. After all you want to feel safe having me around on such an important day, and a I need a friendly and trustful atmosphere to produce my best work.
I love long-term projects that require some planning and organization but have a more lasting (visual) impact in return. My first photographic project of this kind was Studikalender Heidelberg, a calendar project that involved 24 shootings with the most beautiful and attractive students of Heidelberg. Most of the shoots took place inside of University buildings such as libraries, lecture halls and gyms. The result was a calendar with georgous black and white prints of all the participating students. More information on the project can be found here.