Brought up in a tiny Bavarian village, Lena Burmann, with all the innocent and joyous perplexity of a child, picked up her father’s reflex camera for the first time at the tender age of eight. Amazed over just how wondrous life looked through its lens, she has never put it down ever since.
Burmann draws inspiration from life with real people and real stories in focus. She crafts highly intricate yet seamless narratives, with a raw authenticity conveying the synergy between her and her model, and every photo a story unto its own. Playing with natural light to great effect, she imbues her photos with a melancholic atmosphere in an almost poetic manner; unassuming and serene, Burmann's work is captivating by essence of its simplicity.
She commenced her studies in Berlin at Lette Verein, leading to several work placements with renowned photographers, before moving to Barcelona in all its Catalan splendour. Filled with new perspectives and colours, Burmann returned to her adoptive heimat of Berlin, where she is currently based. She taps into everyday things: reading, travelling, watching movies, and the pure interaction between people as sources of inspiration.