Jana Vollmer

As a highly sensitive person, it is the artist's trait to feel things with a high intensity, positively and negatively. With everyday life come everyday challenges. The heightened environmental awareness of a highly sensitive person can result in overstimulation and the need for sometimes longer periods of recovery compared to a non-highly sensitive person. People with this trait are known for being creative and increasingly reactive to emotional changes in their social environment. With this photo book consisting of a series of self-portraits, titled "Etherial", Jana Vollmer strives to guide her audience through the world of feelings a highly sensitive person can experience while hoping to spread awareness to the subject.

Jana Vollmer

Hey! I am a Communication Designer and freelance Photographer from Germany, NRW to be more specific.
Before I started studying at the UE, I photographed weddings and families and worked at a local photography studio and store. I decided to broaden my horizons a little by moving to Berlin, the capital of my home country. This opportunity changed my perspective towards working in creative jobs completely. I have always had a love for project-based work and to this day this has not changed. I would love to work with other creatives and also dive back into wedding photography very much.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I do not like to think that far ahead but I hope to be happy with myself and whatever work I will spend my time on.

What is a good design for you?

I like design that triggers any emotion in me.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Stay true to your ways.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

In so many ways, fortunately.

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