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Music Photographer Interview: Jana Vollmer

Interview by Yising Kao, Photos by Jana Vollmer

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What inspired you to start doing photography?

- My love for live music and my dad. My dad helped me a lot getting all the basics for learning photography and also borrowing me his camera equipment. It was the moment I realised how magical it feels to freeze those incredibly powerful moments that music can bring up in the crowd and the band that got me started into wanting to learn more about music photography.


Who are your photographer inspirations?

- Kyle Lehman (ig: kyle_lehman_), I would say he is one of my first and biggest inspirations. He was there when I started to get interested in shooting concerts and he has been helping me a lot since then.

- Chloe Dunscombe (ig: chloedunscombephotography), who I luckily can count to one of my best friends. I love the way she works and her never ending passion for what she is doing. She started pursuing her dream of being a photographer from a very young age and you can see that in her absolutely amazing pictures. She also has been helping me a lot and I am forever thankful for her existence.

- Guadalupe Bustos (ig: _lupe ) who I discovered through his work for "The Maine": I am mainly inspired by his editing and film photography.


What are some of your goals?

- My love for live music and my dad. My dad helped me a lot getting all the basics for learning photography and also borrowing me his camera equipment. It was the moment I realised how magical it feels to freeze those incredibly powerful moments that music can bring up in the crowd and the band that got me started into wanting to learn more about music photography.

What’s your favorite concert you’ve shot and why?

- probably when I got to shoot "The Wrecks" at the Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee because it was definitly the biggest venue I have shot so far. Standing in the Photo pit with legendary photographers like Ashley Osborn and Matty Vogel just felt surreal.