The wonderful thing about the fine art boudoir world is that it is not a trend that only exists in certain regions. It can be found universally continent to continent. The fine art touch to boudoir is a beautiful, timeless way to convey a woman's true beauty, aiding her to see her true worth and understanding that less truly is more. Stefanie Roth from Sauerland, Germany has gone to show us just this; the soft, romantic fine art bride is everywhere, and we are so excited to be a part of this revolution.
Tell us why the shoot took place in this location?
I drove around the whole area of the beautiful Oberberg and had the vision in my mind to find a place like an old factory, warehouse or a place you can get lost in. [We finally] found the perfect location, close to my hometown. It's an old, bright paper-factory with plenty of historical elements and a wonderful silence. Immediately I [knew] it was the place I was looking for, [and] I was able to combine the old historical touch with a sense of modernism.
Outside of photography, what other sources do you draw inspiration from?
I feel lucky to have grown up in the beautiful Sauerland, Germany, surrounded by endless green flora, and fauna. Some time ago, I left for a long-term trip around the world, that's where I found my love for the wild ocean. Every time I am [see] the ocean, with the rise of the tide and the floating waves in the wonderful maritime atmosphere, [I feel my] my inspiration source of deep and clear. The few times I have stayed the night at the beach, waking up in the morning with a perfect sunrise and a handmade cup of coffee, I felt home, safe and peaceful. Practically it feels like a whole day of meditation.
Boudoir imagery is powerful. How do you see it positively impacting women?
Boudoir photography is for every woman an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful moment of absolute elegance. Women feel more worthy, more beautiful, more purposeful, and more comfortable after a boudoir session. If they see how beautiful they are...there will become a strength in every woman...and a strong woman is hard to stop.
What do you consider the difference between boudoir and fine art boudoir?
Already it's a mix. Fine art is much more like daydreaming and fairylike. With my background as a wedding-photographer I try to find the middle of hard and soft. Of modernism and history.
Photography & Conception: Stefanie Roth // Art Direction & Conception: Elisa Zunder // Hair & Makeup: Dominika Bronner // Model: Lamacra // Kimono: I am yours // Decoration (Bottles): Mehr Konfetti Bitte