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Carmen Götz is an internationally published freelance photographer from Switzerland specialising in portraiture and fashion photography. She began dabbling in photography in her early teens, having a special interest in capturing people in striking moods, atmospheres, and situations. Telling a story with her work was and is still essential in her photography today.
When she was 19, she had the opportunity to model for campaigns and beauty shoots in Switzerland. Soon after, she began assisting Pino Gomes - a New York based fashion photographer - to broaden her knowledge in retouching and photography. After realising the advantage of understanding a shoot from varying perspectives, she decided that she wanted to broaden her skill set even further by studying make-up artistry in London.
After a very short span of time as a makeup artist, she gained experience working with renowned photographers as well as having clients the likes of CNN, Intel, and Bing in London. As her intent had always been to combine these acquired skills with photography, she started transitioning in 2012. Soon after, she began assisting and working with well-established photographers such as Roberto Aguilar on various fashion shoots. Since then, she has been supported by Canon UK and has been given the opportunity to shoot at London Fashion Week.
Carmen's added insight into the industry in understanding complexities of a shoot from numerous perspectives, i.e. modelling, make-up, retouching, and photography, enable her to add inestimable value to her service and sets her apart from her peers.
She is deeply inspired by the reality of life, and has a passion for exploring the darker undertones of human behaviour. Her pictures often show an infusion of melancholy and intensity. She is influenced by expressionism, beauty and fragility, using both saturated colours and black and white photography.
Carmen shoots mostly in and around Manila and London, currently residing in Makati (PH) where she has set up her home-based photography studio.