Christina Heurig

images · art direction · set design

Experimental doll portraits: Olimpia’s ball

Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Sandmann”: A mad man falls in love with a lifelike doll at a ball. This is what he might have seen.

Shot in the process of creating the art books ‘The notebooks of N.’ (Der Sandmann).

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Bumpy roads and personal success (Retroperspective 2011 – 2016)

The road to happiness is bumpy, but I built myself a rocket and am now aiming for the lucky star!

I gave up my waiting spot in the ‘how can I make it happen?’ help desk line.

Since 2011 I’ve been busy with studying, internships in advertising agencies and in the film set production sector. I traveled a lot through European cities and soaked myself with culture in Berlin. Developed my portfolio every waking second.

I went through heaven and hell, a lot of times. For years I felt like I can’t accomplish anything and like I can’t belong to anyone (creatively speaking). Until I stumbled upon the right mentors to establish my visual voice.

Point is: you can make it, if you start to believe in yourself.

Here’s how I did it.

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Portrait commission: The fragile witch (Maike Boysen)

Witchcraft & sensibility: Maike Boysen bewitches the heart

Portrait commission, Berlin, Juli 2016.

I visited with Maike a hidden heathland on the outskirts of Berlin. Maike catched my eye a few years back and her beauty, fragile attitude and mystery just makes me dizzy.

I brought some props and she bewitched me with them.

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