Stories with Juliane Kellersmann
We had such fun talking to Juliane, she's so creative and talented. Juliane is an Artist and Freelance Photographer living in London. We find out more about her daily life and the stories she has.
How do you start your day?
I am a big fan of a decent breakfast, so I don’t really function without it. And a cappuccino of course.
What do you like about your job?
Working as an artist, photographer, and graphic designer no two days are the same. One day I could be shooting a campaign, the next day I am working on a painting in the serenity of my studio. The variety is what I love the most.
What is the most challenging thing about your job?
Not always knowing when the next big job comes in and sometimes I miss the energy of working in a big office. It’s so much easier to structure your day when you have to turn up at 9 and leave at 5.
Most memorable moment at work?
This must have been right at the start of my career when I was a photographer assistant and got taken on a job to shoot at the Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. At that stage I hardly ever left my home country Germany and was totally blown away by everything.
What is are your favourite things to do when you have time off?
I love browsing and hardly ever buy. I truly am a retailer's worst nightmare.
What motivates you?
Independence and a thrive for safety. I mean that in the most literal way - a safe home, having enough money to have the freedom to say no to jobs.
How would you describe your home interior?
It’s a fusion of the best of IKEA and a couple of vintage finds. I love using colour and different materials to pull a room together. For me the lighting of a room is key: I am a big fan of ambient lighting, so candles always take center stage.
What does success mean to you?
No idea, still working that one out.
Where do you go for advice?
My family. They know me inside out and can see behind the scenes easily.
How do you relax?
I do find it very difficult to switch off, but my go-to would be yin-yoga, meditation, and long walks. Any problem seems smaller after some fresh air.
Have you got any embarrassing moments?
All the time, being German I can’t help but say what I mean. I am often considered blunt. Also, I blush a lot. My grandma always used to say that people that blush have some decency about them, but as an adult all you want to do is to turn it off.
Have you had any jobs you hated?
Favourite London thing to do?
Pub crawls - starting the day in a pub and ending it there. I now live by the river and benefit from amazing gastropubs there.
What would make the world a better place?
What is your greatest fear?
Losing my loved ones, sounds naf but so very true.
Juliane loves the Clove and Frankincense candle: