Vintage Blonde by Michael Dengler

In a style reminiscent of ‘a man walked into a bar’, today’s photographer Michael Dengler shows just how random magic can be made…

“I met the stylist in a bar one night and we talked about clothes. I loved her own style (a mix of vintage and new stuff) and she showed me some pieces she made on her cell phone. So we decided to work together on a project.” Dengler tells, he also had Emilia Stroiwas (hair/mua) lined up… “Emilia sent me an email some months ago saying that she would love to work with me. We tried to work together a few times, but every time something went wrong and the shoot was cancelled a few days before. But this time everything went fine.” Finding the right model proved trickier… “It was a quite difficult to find her [Lea]. After a while Munich Models mailed me some pictures of Lea and the thing was on.”

Dengler says of the shoot, which is his first full-scale boudoir photography project… “We wanted to build up a visual language that melded the vintage feel of art nouveau with the more modern concept of photography. During the days before the shoot I saw a few portraits of Romy Schneider (Austrian actress 1938-1982). Perhaps this was an influence, too.” Dengler went on to add… “I love old films and old paintings as well as modern art.”

You can read the full interview at BenTrovato right here.