Meet your photo guides

Our amazing photographic guides will show you Berlin’s best places to photograph and tell you interesting stories behind their history. What are their styles and themes? Where are they from? Scroll down and find out.

All our guides are fluent in English. Some of them bring other languages with them as well. You can do our tours not only in English and German, but also in Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian.

Sabine

Sabine comes from the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Her favorite brands are Nikon and Apple, but she is open to others. Sabine holds a diploma in fine arts and is currently back in university to expand her art historical knowledge.

Professional focus: portrait, event and stage photography

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Sofía

Sofía is a Chilean artist with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree and a Diploma in Painting. Since 2009 she has increasingly incorporated elements of photography and video into her work.

Her preferred cameras are analogue NIKON and Canon SLR digital series.

She draws inspiration from her immediate surroundings and local environment; often feeding her imagination from the vast scenery of South American landscapes.

Her work leans naturally towards an autobiographical approach, where she endeavors to capture the intimacy of people in their everyday life.

Szaffi

Szaffi is originally from Pécs and an independent cultural manager and photographer. She organized music festivals and exhibitions and worked as a curator. She is interested in fine arts, design and architecture as well as sustainability and ecodesign.

She is also a friend of analogue art and enjoys working with experimental procedures in photo labs. Mamiya is her camera brand and her pictures are enlarged and developed by herself. She currently works as a photography teacher at the Albert-Schweitzer Gymnasium in Berlin.

Kseniya

Kseniya grew up in Kharkov, Ukraine’s second biggest city, and moved to Düsseldorf in 2005, where her interest in photography began. She has been living in Berlin since 2013 and works as a portrait photographer.

With the help of photography she wants to support people to get to know themselves better and to see themselves from a different perspective. Since then, she has been working in the genre of emotional storytelling and psychological portraits. Street photography and abstract photography are her great passion in her personal works.

Ivan

Ivan was born and raised in Ukraine, where he realized his passion for photography. When he first visited Berlin, he instantly felt in love with the city and decided to move here.

Now he is exploring Berlin with his camera on a daily basis. Ivan is specializing in street and reportage photography. His main interest in photography lies in the interaction between people and their surroundings.

Besides photography, he is always glad to discuss cinema, music and recent art exhibitions in English, Russian or Ukrainian language.

One of our Guides: Helena
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Helena

Helena grew up in Rio de Janeiro, lived in São Paulo and Bremen, before she moved to Berlin.

Fujifilm digitally and Hasselblad for film are her favorites. She studied Journalism and has a Master of Arts in Digital Media Design. Her passion lies in art history and the beginnings of photography in the 19th century.

Helena is a true master in narrowing down the best photographs out of any selection. She loves to photograph portraits, travels and items lost in the street.

Sascha

Sascha comes from a small town in Brandenburg state East of Berlin. A Minolta film SLR was his first camera love and Canon convinced him, that digital is not that bad.

Sascha founded fototourberlin in 2009 offering the first English speaking photographic tours in Berlin

Professional focus: portrait, business reportage and teaching photography.

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Federica

Federica comes from Riva del Garda, Italy. She has been fascinated with photography since childhood, which is why she attended the Art Institute High School. There she learned Graphic Design, digital and analogue photography, post production and video making.

After attending the University of Trento in Cultural Heritage-History Art, in 2016 she graduated. During that period she did different internships in events and exposition in the North of Italy.

In 2017, she moved to Berlin where she takes part at “The Visual House” school, a directing course. Currently, she collaborates with different art projects shooting for bands, music events and with models.

Daniél

Daniél is an Italian photographer and director based in Berlin. He studied the theory and history of cinema at the University of Bologna. After graduation, he moved to New York to study cinema.

Traveling and meeting people from all over the world fueled his curiosity for human diversity and his passion for storytelling and portraits.

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