In 2004 Hanna Brand opened the photo studio "mille fiori" in the heart of Hamburg. Under this company name the photo designer initially produced mainly commissioned work in the fields of children's and portrait photography ( "photography for large and small people" ) as well as event documentation.
And anyone who knew her booked her again.
But more and more the commercial sector interfered and became a popular client over the years. And that, although Hanna actually did no marketing at all ;-)
In addition to her photo-artistic activity she has concentrated more and more on real estate photography with mille fiori in recent years. "There's more peace and quiet" - she says curtly, looking forward to the next property, secretly hoping for her first mediterranean estate where she can let off steam after obeying the rules of her art.
mille fiori believes that images should not solely be used to convey factual and comprehensive information. Professional real estate photography rather stages objects sensitively and with a rich perspective, also in detail. The graduate photo designer Hanna Brand has a good eye for this - also for unusual angles, inventiveness and over 20 years of experience for clients such as Colliers International , Wilma Immobilien, SQM Property Consulting or Engel und Völkers.
Hanna Brand was born in Krefeld in 1972. The daughter of an actor grew up there in the "old post office", a listed multi-party residence of the architect Karl Buschhüters and early shared her parent's passion for colours and shapes of Art Deco, Bauhaus and Art Nouveau.
After graduation, in 1992, she moved to Italy where she began to study and work intensively with photography at the "Istituto Europeo di Design", first in Rome, later in Milan. In 1998 the freshly graduated photo designer followed the call of love and ventured to Hamburg.
She worked for Italian and German photo agencies, as a photo assistant for Mario Ermoli in Milan and photographers such as Heiner Beyer, Tom Seelbach or Karsten Witte in Hamburg, as well as in the photo editorial department of the pop culture and lifestyle magazine "MAX", published by Milchstrassenverlag.
Hanna Brand loves the sun and the south and the Rhineland humor, rarely takes herself very seriously and distances herself from the intellectualized art business as well as from the "noise" of exposed photography - gods, but never losing her eye for colours and forms or her sense for special situations and perspectives.
In addition to her work as a real estate photographer, Hanna Brand and her husband are currently building up the ".sehnsucht" gallery label which is intended to serve as a platform for talented photographers and regularly brings special archive finds to the exhibition.