#76 -- Stefanie Heinzmann
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This is Stefanie, who, as it turned out, is a well known singer in Germany and Switzerland and her style is a mix of pop and soul. She is over in London to meet with producers to work on her fourth album.
We were out and about in Soho yesterday with Arnab Ghosal, Peter the Urban Scot and Colin Strain, mostly chatting and catching up, when I saw Stefanie walk past and immediately turned to ask her for a portrait. She responded in a way that I can only describe as probably the friendliest, most open response I have ever had.
We started chatting about London, her job, my job, people, her hometown and how she came to be where she is today. It was a lengthy chat and I concentrated more on it than the actual portrait, which on one hand was a really nice experience, but on the other, I didn't manage to entirely capture Stefanie's natural prettines - I am happy with this photo but would have liked to use one where she is wearing her glasses as that was how I spotted her. However, the light was quite bad and even with a reflector, the glasses cast shadows in the wrong places so eventually I settled on this shot without them.
Thank you Stef for your time and the talk, knowing your background it was especially nice to meet such a down to earth, likeable person :) Good luck with the album!