Photographer Daniel Gossmann: “I define my work as a simple light style and I prefer to work mostly with hard light”

05 jul, 2014

Thank you Ed. I was born in Eisenstadt, Austria and since I was a child I’ve been interested in photography. In 2010 I graduated from the Vienna Photoschool. 2011 I completed my master exam. In 2012 I founded the Company “Daniel Gossmann Photography”.

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 I define my work as a simple light style and I prefer to work mostly with hard light. The most important thing for me is that the light set is well because I don’t like to change the style on the computer. So I am a photographer and not a photo designer.

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Main influences can be everything that I see in life! Take care about the little things around you and don’t forget your dreams when you sleep. Why not show these dreams in your pictures?

 The digital era really helped the photographers concerning quality and technology? 

Generally I think yes, because you can work faster to the end product. But you can’t say that the digital area helps a professional photographer if you don’t know the analog technology. So you must know both because both have pro’s and con’s. For me the analog quality is better than the digital quality even nowadays and I love its style 

Worlwide economic crisis on fashion photography 

Yes that’s right but one should concentrate on thing’s which one can change actively.

Alone you can’t change the crisis so you must adjust to the situation. Also bad time’s have their advantages!


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Special moments making very unique and cool pics 

Yep, for sure. I can feel that. Sometimes it’s communication without words and gestures. Just the feeling between you and the model exits. 

Any funny/unusual backstages moments? 

A lot of, but the rule is – everything that happens on a shoot remains only between the involved people.

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Top cool favourite places for a shooting and  why

The studio – the weather is always nice :)!

Milan – near Porta Genova because there is something special about this place

New York – rooftops because I love the view of Manhattan

Paris – always a good background 


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Absolutely! It’s not important that everybody likes your work but everybody must feel something when they look at your image. 

If you could have a super power what would it be? 

:-)…. I do have super power and everyone has super power.

Discover yourself and find it out.  After you know it  – develop it. 

Who’s your favourite superhero? 

There isn’t only one. My superhero is the whole team on a shoot.  

The crew is very important. And a very important part for the quality at the end! 

-> One Team – One Way 

Working with the models: feet on the floor 

It’s important to push people. But you should be sure the people really want and have potential.

Unfortunately you can’t push everyone. Apart from making photos I try to support all my models, especially if they’re young and new in the business. They should know when they are in front of the lens that everybody cares about them. But after the shoot the situation changes.

It’s important that they don’t take off – it’s very important to have both feet on the floor.

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Daniel from here to the next 10 years 

In 10 years everything is possible.

But I prefer to think in shorter periods of time because long-term success never happens by chance and I work gradually on it. Dreaming about it is just not enough. 

Current and Upcoming Projects 

Recently I’ve worked with models from Women Management and Elite in Milan.

I liked them because they had a special charisma.

Don’t speak about upcoming projects if they are not finished :)! 

An unforgettable moment 

I will think about special moment when it’s all over. Now it’s just the beginning!

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And when you´ll come to my world? 

I was in Brazil last year and I fell in love with your incredible country and the people there! A lot of people in Europe speak about dangerous things in Brazil. But that isn’t true! I hope to meet us again. 


I have two…

1) Never lose your heart

2) Too much ego will kill your talent 

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…So go on -  work hard – let’s rock!

Interview by Ed, the brazilian editor


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