“If you create work from your own original point of view, it will make it easy for you to stand behind your work.”
Benedikt Partenheimer (1977) was born in Munich and started his photographic endeavors at an early age. After studying art history and philosophy in Munich, he studied photography in Melbourne and New York. After completing his studies, Benedikt procured an internship with Richard Avedon in New York where he assisted him on many projects. The master died just a year later during a shoot for the New Yorker. Alrik Swagerman, Co-founder of Viewbook, calls Benedikt at home in Berlin, Germany. Benedikt tells us about his work, what motivates him, and his view on getting ahead in the art world.