I had an opportunity to meet Susanne personally at the Miami Street photography festival back in December 2018. She was there as a finalist in the Singles and after seeing her body of work I was not surprised.
As a pharmaceutical rep, Susanne is required to ravel to various parts of Europe. This enables her to practice street photography during her free time on the road. Many of us in the US would gladly spend thousands of dollars just to get to these places, but Susanne visits them routinely.
Suzanne says that her greatest lesson from practicing street photography as it is that she’s become much more observant of the things that happen around her, whether she’s shooting or not.
During our conversation she shares some very practical advice for street photographers of all levels. Bottom line, she says to make better photos and to be more comfortable shooting in public places you have to do it… a lot. Like anything else, it takes practice
Although Susanne may come across as quiet and sometimes humble, her photography skill speaks for itself. And she produces some of the most humorous images I’ve seen in a long time. I learned a lot from her during our time together. And you can too when you have a listen to my conversation with Susanne Baumgartner.