About me

Travel enthusiast, vanlifer, portrait photographer

Hi, I am Joerg

…enthusiastic people and portrait photographer in Berlin-Kreuzberg. I love using photography to tell a bit more about a person. And somehow  there is always something exciting for me to learn about my counterpart, about you. Something new, interesting to learn. And I like this challenge, to translate this, you, your personality photographically.

That’s why, all my photo sessions start with a little conversation. I just want to know something about you, to be able to empathize a bit. This helps immensely to take really good portraits of you. 

As Edward Steichen said:

A portrait is not created in, but on both sides of the camera!

I look forward to seeing you for your photo-shoot! You will get the portrait, pictures, photos you wished for. And maybe – certainly even – more.

Promise! Let’s talk.

You are exactly in the right place if you...

A few more words about me

I am a newcomer. Originally I come from beautiful Middle Franconia, from Erlangen(interesting facts about Erlangen, Foyer des Artes, 1982) to be precise. After graduating from high school, I studied photography for a year at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, which had a long-term impact on me and still does today.

In addition to photography, I was fascinated by the Spanish language, traveling and Mexico. Consequently, I moved to Berlin in the early 90s to study Ancient American Studies. Since then I have called Kreuzberg my home and the vibrant Berlin has kept me here ever since.

I love traveling, taking photos on the road, capturing landscapes, people and scenes of life. Because of my studies, I was often in Latin America and especially often in Peru. I organized mountain bike tours in the Andes with a fellow student. This gave rise to slide shows about these “adventure and cultural journeys at the navel of the earth”.

However, my studies then turned to computers, software (the 2000 bug) and business informatics. Later I ended up at Microsoft. During this time, I took advantage of the many business trips to the USA and extended them privately and went out to take photos. And you can’t say anything, America is simply super photogenic, especially New York as a paradise for street photographers

Actually, photography has accompanied me the whole time (apart from work). Fortunately Berlin had and has many great and very good offers in this area. Photo Centrum der VHS Kreuzberg, imago Fotokunst, Ostkreuzschule and and and… were my training centers.

To cut a long story short: After many years in IT – and I still find this area extremely exciting, especially now because of the new AIs – I started my own business as a portrait photographer in Berlin three years ago.

And love it…

Eager to get your portrait taken
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MEin FotoStudio in Berlin-Kreuzberg

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Tempelherrenstr. 3
D-10961 Berlin

The M41 bus in the direction of Hauptbahnhof, Tempelherrenstrasse stop, stops virtually on the doorstep.
And thanks to excellent subway connections, I’m also easy to reach from all over Berlin.

The studio is located in about…

  • 5 minutes walk from U-Prinzenstrasse: U1 / U3
  • 8 minutes’ walk from U-Gneisenaustrasse: U7
  • 12 minutes walk from U-Hallesches Tor: U6
  • 15 minutes walk from U-Moritzplatz: U8
  • Bus M41 – bus stop Tempelherrenstr.

jasper "Q"?

What does the "Q" actually stand for?

You might think it stands for quality or quantity?

But wrong thinking. 

The reason is more mundane. In 1998, my good friend Paul gave all his friends their domain –IhrNachname.de – as a birthday present – except for me.

The domain jasper.de was already taken, to  Jasper Bus Travel . Tough luck.

But we didn’t give up. When brainstorming for an alternative, “Q” from James Bond came to mind. Pronounced in American English, JASPER Q simply sounded casual.

I was able to secure the .photography domain extension in 2014. And voilà, jasperq.photography eventually became my company name: 

jasper q photography

Quite simple, isn’t it?

Me and my business partner had some professional pictures taken with Jasper, and I am so grateful we chose to work with him. Not only is Jasper an amazing person to talk to with an interesting journey, he is also a great photographer to work with, especially for someone like me who hates taking pictures and gets very nervous. He put me at ease and managed to get some really beautiful pictures, which are already up on different websites, presentations, and LinkedIn. A big thank you to Jasper for making this so easy and fun!
Excellent experience. Jasper is super professional as well extremely friendly. I am super happy that I found him for our Startup Photoshoot. He understands the need of photoshoot by talking and then directs accordingly. He keeps it light and fun, so that you donot stress out on your photoshoot. I would recommend him for sure, as I am going to be a customer for all the upcoming photos.
Fantastic experience! Professional, efficient, and a pleasure to work with.
I came to Joerg for a set of professional headshots and am delighted with the results! Joerg is a very friendly and attentive photographer who will make you feel immediately at ease in his studio. I had a great time at the shooting, and was impressed at how quickly he returned the preliminary photos and then the touched-up final photos. Conscientious, caring, friendly, and quick!
Jörg is an excellent photographer, and it is a lot of fun to work with him. He is also very reliable and committed. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for new pictures.

Give away a photoshoot

Does someone in your circle of friends need a new profile picture, a really special portrait or simply an expressive headshot?

Then make her or him very happy. Give them a voucher for a 30-minute studio photo session (medium) worth €95.

You will receive the voucher by eMail as a PDF and by mail as a printed card.

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Let's talk

Your photo shoot request

Do give me some initial info:

Feel free to let me know anything interesting.

Alternatively, you can call me at +491792244539, send a WhatsApp or – a bit old-school – contact me via eMail at info@jasperq.photography. Anything goes!

Streetportrait in Guadalajara, Mexico
Radio City in New York City
Fjord in Norway
Portrait & Travel Photography

The other website

Under the web address jasperq.photo you will find free works and above all pictures of my travels.

If you are interested in one or the other print for your own wall, please contact us.

I would be delighted if you visited the website.