Tanja Herko

Tanja Herko, photographer//photodesigner//Dipl.TranslatorChinese/Turkish


„What would life be, if we hadn`t the courage to take a risk?“
Vincent Van Gogh

Hi! Nice, that you are interested in my person and my work. I will try to explain everything in a few words, I can`t promise, though. Someone who knows me very well once said:“ You would speak even without having a mouth.“   (Well recently at the dentist it worked already without moving it – so I am close!)

Talking is very important in my branch, specially at the wedding photography and the photo workshops. Most of my customers never stood in front of a camera before, so the talking warms them up a little bit.

How and why have I become a photographer?

While I was studying translations in Bonn, Germany, my friends and me made a portraitshooting. It was just for fun. You can see the pictures below. People liked them and they asked me, if I could photograph them, too.


I finished University and then I had different Photo Assistant Jobs in Sydney and Shanghai.

2012 I opened up my own photo studio in Germany.

Since then, I am not just a photographer and translator, I am also my own marketing manager, art director, location scout, accountant and client advisor, promoter, model and location scout and photo and web designer.  In Germany I have worked together with advertisement agencies to help them planing and providing the ideas of imagery projects.

Now I am specialized on Commercial, Weddings and Workshops.

That`s pretty much it.

Hope, to see you around!

Cheers, Tanja

Here you can see the photographs from the first Shooting I have ever made. We had two different locations and two different stylings.

A few years later I send the pics to a photo competition. I didn’t win, but I was one of the finalists.

Fotowettbewerb Finale ephoto awards 2011



Posted on: 1. September 2017Tanja Herko