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Meet Venice Photographer and Filmmaker: Sven Dreesbach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sven Dreesbach.

Sven is an award winning photographer & filmmaker with a background in commercial and feature film post-production. After attending film school in Germany he moved to California in 2004 where he couldn’t resist the perfect light and plethora of unique subjects in order to push his photographic ambitions forward and create an outstanding and internationally recognized photography portfolio.

Has it been a smooth road?
It would have been very boring if things were running that smooth. I would say the biggest mistakes I made were missing opportunities in regards to working with particularly interesting people you run into in Los Angeles. Sometimes my loyalty to the client or other jobs at that time wouldn’t let me change my schedules as easily as necessary in order to fetch these brief moments that could open up entirely new pathways. It’s important to prioritize these things the right way and maintain an eye for opportunities to expand your network. I’ve done really bad with that in the past, to be honest with you.

Tell us about your childhood, what were you like growing up?
I grew up very protected on my family’s farm in the countryside in Germany. Lots of nature around. Things that are ideal for a young boy to initiate endless outdoor adventures with his friends during summer breaks. As a young teenager living in the country started boring me though and I became more and more attracted to the adventures of city life. Right after high school I moved out and began a journey that would take me from Cologne to my first job at a new media agency in Berlin, to film school near Stuttgart and ultimately to Los Angeles in my mid-20s. Despite all this wanderlust, I was a very shy and introverted kid. It took me quite a bit to settle in Los Angeles and really feel comfortable with the new culture, the language, the social life. Looking back at it, moving to California was the best experience I could have made. Getting out of your comfort zone to adapt to new things in life can give anyone a huge push in order to move forward and shape their personalities.

Is there a specific memory from when you were younger that you really miss?
Going on summer vacation around the world with the family. Falling in love during those vacations. Learning about lover’s grief at the end of every vacation, not so much.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Oh my God! I have so many plans for the future that it’s sometimes hard to keep track. No kidding. Professionally I am shifting away from still photography to spend more time on pitching for music videos or other films. Taking photos was a very important part of the school I went through, but due to my film background, it was clear to me that I would shift almost entirely back to moving images sooner or later. I started my own media and post production company this year, Revolutio Creative (www.revolutio.com), which kept me quite busy so far. I am not sure where exactly this journey will take me but I am sure some of my little endeavors will stick along the way…

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Image Credit:
all images copyright (c) 2016 by sven dreesbach

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