Through the lens of photographer Andy Redekop, and with the help of model Alina Blumenbach, a photoshoot took place that captured the essence of life, laughter, and happiness.
Despite having only met six hours prior to the shoot, Andy and Alina quickly connected, and with their unique talents and positive attitudes, they created magic. In this article, Alina and Andy share their experiences and the story of how their dreams came true, bringing to life their shared passion for photography and self-expression.”
Alina: “I would like to describe this shoot and especially the results with one word: Magic! Andy and I had only known each other for 6 hours when the magic started to work through the camera. I was spontaneously invited as a model for a shoot in the morning and only got to know Andy, who was the photographer, on location. Do you know this feeling when you meet people and there is an immediate connection, but you have no idea why? That’s how it was with Andy.
The shooting in the morning went really well and I realised: there is so much more hiding in him than he is letting out at the moment.
After the shooting was over we decided to take some spontaneous pictures. After a short time it turned out that what emerged during the shoot was simply magic and within minutes we became a well-rehearsed team. Andy’s ability to let me be who I am and press the shutter at the perfect moments, combined with my love of putting myself in the limelight, created pure magic.
What I want to convey through modelling: Life! Joie de vivre! Vitality!
And the feeling of: you are just right the way you are. Dare to show more of it! Thanks to Andy for capturing exactly that so authentically.”
Andy: “When dreams come true. Once a coach asked me: Andy, what would make you happy? I want to take pictures of beautiful models on the beach. Haha, no. Seriously, what do you really want to do in life? That killed my dream for years. Then I met Alina. Unexpected. We met in Thailand. Let’s go to the beach. She took me with her scooter to the beach. In her sunny mood she said: Stop overthinking. Just be. Just live. While the photo shoot I recognized: Dreams come true. Just when you focus on your life. When you don’t listen to others.
Listen to your own music. To your heart. It knows what is good for you. The next dream also became reality! For a very log time I follow C-Heads magazine. I am a FAN of you. And now our session is in the magazine. Thank you for your inspiration.”