Jobs in Surfing: Lotta the Waves
Meet surf photographer Charlotte Pieper.
Name: Charlotte Pieper // Age: 28 // Star Sign: Scorpio // Hometown: Berlin, Germany // Location: Bali, Indonesia
2012 OMBAK Bali Surf Film Festival
2013 Bachelor of Arts; Theme: “Beauty of the sea
– visual aesthetic in underwater film“
2014 Traineeship 2nd camera & production assistance at Bigfoot Studios,
2016 Camera & Editing at Talpa Germany Berlin
2015 (to present) Freelance Surf Photographer
2017 Media Team Puresurfcamps France
2017 Media Contributor for Folklore Surf
Photography style inspiration:
Nature has given me a lot of inspiration; the ocean is representing itself in a new shade of blue and green every day and I just borrow its colours and try to highlight and combine them with emotions. I think I’m still trying to developing my really own style at the moment. The rest I get from all the amazing surf photographers around the world. Instagram is a great place for inspiration.
On the job playlist:
Spotify Playlist “Paradise Parasite“; a bunch of Rock’n’Roll, Classic Rock and Pop Punk.
My most memorable work moment would have to be:
Me and a whole crew of surfers and cinematographers visiting a hidden surf spot to shoot for a movie. Next level life goals!
The worst part of my job:
Is to shoot surf on such a perfect day, you wanna be out there with your friends and have fun. But actually I’m combining two of passions out there and swimming with my camera, cheering the surfers on can become as much fun as surfing to me.
What do you prefer surf or lifestyle photography?
Surf – action is way more fun and the little unscheduled shots are always the best.
Favourite camera to shoot with?
Canon 7D + Canon 50mm 1.4 & SPL water housing
Best Instagram filter?
Prefer to edit in Lightroom & don’t use the given ones.
When I am not photographing the surf you will find me
In or around the ocean anyway!
Photography, Fashion & Surfers to follow:
KOA Clothing / KOA Girls
Salt & Silver
Salty Souls Ahoi