Feel free to read more about my motivation for my work as a photographer.

As an art director in advertising and as a photographer in public relations, I have designed corporate and individual identities. Nurtured by observing, conducting profound research and carrying notions into effect, my empathic way of thinking in somebody's shoes always helps me to get people love their portraits, feel safe, strong and understood at the shoots in order to open up to be captured in this one second of mutual connection we strive to achieve through my lens.


After several relocations in Europe and Asia I started to drew on the aspects I loved most in my work and shifted my focus to my passion – visualizing stories in pictures. I want to memorise emotions of special moments, highlighting the beauty that passes us by – often unrecognised.

My latest work is about Natural Portraits and Portraits of Nature.

Simone Kiefer  ©Thekla Ehling