What is the best thing that I love about my work? There are two things that I love about my work (photography and burlesque) – absolute creative freedom and the opportunity to travel and meet extraordinary and inspiring people.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being with the person I love.
What is my greatest fear? Ignorant people taking over the world.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Self-doubt.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? In photography there are too many to name them all, in burlesque it’s Perle Noire, Missa Blue, Marnie Scarlet, Rubyyy Jones, Trixie & Monkey and Tronicat LaMiez (and apart from Perle Noire I’ve met them all!).
What is my greatest extravagance? To do what I want without having to ask anyone for permission.
On what occasion would I lie? If the truth would hurt someone.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? That it’s not as good yet as I want it to be.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Everytime I’m working on something new.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I would erase my self-doubt and I’d like to have a healthier body.
What is my greatest achievement in work? Freedom.
Where would I most like to live? Where I am (Munich, Germany).
What is my most treasured possession? My costumes.
What is my most marked characteristic? That I’m changing all the time.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The “Glockenbachviertel” and “Wannda” Open Air.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? There are so many but some of my favourites are “Süssmund”, “Goldmarie” and “Türkitch”.
What books influenced my life and how? The photo books by Anton Corbijn made me want to become a photographer.
Who are my favorite writers? Henning Mankell
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? AC/DC, David Bowie and Rammstein (like every day).
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Ellen Ripley in the “Aliens”-movies.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Everyone who tries to make the world a better place not only for themselves but for everyone.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Le tout nouveau testament, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Funny Games (the original), Interview (dutch movie), The Game, Secretary, … I could go on and on …
What role plays art in my life and work? I’m not sure about art, but creativity is certainly the center of my life.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My boyfriend.
Whom would I like to work with in 2017? Perle Noire
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? Perle Noire
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? Creating a two person show with my boyfriend who’s a magician.
Where can you see me or my work in 2017? At the moment my photos are on the posters of the “Berlin Burlesque Week”. You can see me perform at my monthly show “Ruby’s Tuesday” at Theater Heppel & Ettlich in Munich.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? If I wasn’t passionate about what I do, there would be not point in doing it.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Anja Pavlova, Erochica Bamboo, Missa Blue, Tronicat La Miez, Perle Noire and Mama Ulita
My book about the burlesque scene in Germany: https://www.amazon.de/Burlesque-Republic-Verena-Gremmer/dp/3000482369/
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