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Thomas Hoepker
German, b. 1936
Featured Essays
Oct 16, 2017
'It is in Valparaiso that I started to photograph, pacing up and down the hills day and night. The little girls going downstairs was the first magical photo I took. A good image emerged from a state of grace. Grace arises when one is freed from conventions, free like a child when he discovers reality for the first time. The trick is therefore to compose the frame' - Sergio Larrain

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Education
Apr 13, 2012
On Monday we fielded your questions for Thomas Hoepker and today, the answers are in (Thomas answered as many as he could!). Look for your question below:

1) When you look back at the stuff you have shot, at the end of a days' shoot, do you tend to be disappointed, or pleased?

TH: Yes, most of the time I'm unhappy, questions pop up like: why did I not wait longer? Or why the hell did I shoot too... More...