Q: When did you start taking photos?
A: I bought my first DSLR in 2005 and started snapping pictures like crazy.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: My grandmother's meatballs, preferrably with potatoes, gravy and lingonberry jam.
Q: I was wondering if you studied in art school?
A: I am currently studying graphic design and have been for 2,5 years now, at two different schools.
Q: Do you think person can create some stuff without having good drawing skills?
A: Absolutely. I can't draw!
Q: Your photos are always so pretty and bright. How do you do it? Do you have any tips?
A: Learn how your camera measures light! For very bright and dark subjects you need to compensate exposure manually, as the camera's light meter assumes you want your subject to be midtone. Read more here.
Q: You lost 20 kg?! Please do kindly share with me what kind of diet you've had?
A: Low carb high fat. I didn't eat anything that had more than 5 g carbohydrates per 100 g. But it's more of a lifestyle than a diet, really. It's a healthy way to lose weight, you never have to go hungry and you feel so much better when you don't eat sugar. I can really recommend it!
Q: Could you recommend good fleamarkets/vintage shops in berlin?
A: Flea markets: Mauerpark and Boxhagener Platz. Vintage shops: Kleidermarkt.
Q: What do you do for a living?
A: I study graphic design, have an online shop where I sell things I make and want to start doing freelance photography work.
Q: Do you have a boyfriend?
Q: Do you like riding bikes?
A: In the countryside and in small towns, yes, but not in bigger cities. I haven't touched my bike here in Malmö since August (when I used it once to go to the beach).
Q: What city do you live in? (I always thought somewhere in Sweden but now I'm confused because someone asked you about Berlin).
A: Malmö, Sweden. I wish I lived in Berlin, though!
Q: What is your favorite pair of shoes?
A: A pair of black boots that I got this past fall.
Q: Do you wear a watch?
A: Not every day, but lately I have started to wear it more often.
Q: I might take this opportunity to ask about your trip to Japan? I'm 90% sure I'm going next month, from an artistic/ graphic design point of view, where was somewhere you went that was inspiring? And for photo opportunities, where was somewhere you couldn't get enough of?
A: I found the western suburbs (Shimokitazawa, Nakameguro, Koenji and others) to be the most inspiring and picturesque. I loved walking around on the backstreets of the quieter areas of Tokyo. I can really recommend getting the Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide, it helped us out a lot! Have fun!
Q: When will you come back to the US? When can we skype? Do you miss me?
A: Hopefully soon!! How about tomorrow? Hannah, you know I do. So much!
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