About Me: My Story

My name is Melinda Rachfahl, a hardworking perfectionist from Berlin (Germany), who loves to tell stories through photos and who pays a lot of attention to details.

At the age of 16, when I got my first DSLR, my photography journey has began. Like many photographers in the world, my first attempts with my camera were to find in nature photography: flowers and pretty landscapes became the targets of my lens. When I started my design studies at the „DEKRA Hochschule für Medien“ in Berlin in 2009, I discovered the wonderful world of people photography. What has began with portraits in front of grey or white backgrounds, became to be more and more creative and especially colorful. In 2012, I got my degree as Bachelor of Arts with honors.

Today I’m working as a freelance photographer in Berlin, specialized in creative people photography. With my team of professional stylists, hair & makeup artists and models, I’m creating several editorials each year. The concepts, the planning and the execution are done by me, as well as the postproduction.

I also write articles for various photography journals in Germany since 2017.

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Equipment
  • Nikon D700
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70 mm 1:2,8 G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85 mm 1:1,8 G
  • AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105 mm, 1:2,8 G IF-ED
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-910
  • Jinbei HD 610
  • various light shapers, reflectors, color gels & tripods
Editorials

magazines, located in Germany: c’t Digitale Fotografie, DigitalPHOTO, Die ZEIT, DOCMA, FotoHITS, Rotierende Seiten

magazines, worldwide: Art Of Portrait, beauNU Magazine, ELEGANT Magazine, Elléments Magazine, IMIRAGE Magazine, PERIOD Magazine, Promo Magazine, SALYSÉ Magazine, Scorpio Jin, Surreal Beauty Magazine

Clients
  • DEKRA e.V.
  • DOCMA
  • Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG
  • INTERPRESS Co. Ltd.
  • NICO Europe GmbH
  • OZ-Verlags-GmbH
  • Rotierende Seiten
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