Meet surf photographer Charlotte Pieper.

Name: Charlotte Pieper  //   Age: 28   //  Star Sign: Scorpio  //  Hometown: Berlin, Germany   //  Location: Bali, Indonesia


2012   OMBAK Bali Surf Film Festival

2013    Bachelor of Arts; Theme: “Beauty of the sea
– visual aesthetic in underwater film“

2014    Traineeship 2nd camera & production assistance at Bigfoot Studios,

2016    Camera & Editing at Talpa Germany Berlin

2015    (to present) Freelance Surf Photographer

2017    Media Team Puresurfcamps France

2017    Media Contributor for Folklore Surf

Photography style inspiration:
Nature has given me a lot of inspiration; the ocean is representing itself in a new shade of blue and green every day and I just borrow its colours and try to highlight and combine them with emotions. I think I’m still trying to developing my really own style at the moment. The rest I get from all the amazing surf photographers around the world. Instagram is a great place for inspiration. 

On the job playlist:
Spotify Playlist “Paradise Parasite“; a bunch of Rock’n’Roll, Classic Rock and Pop Punk.

My most memorable work moment would have to be:
Me and a whole crew of surfers and cinematographers visiting a hidden surf spot to shoot for a movie. Next level life goals!

The worst part of my job:
Is to shoot surf on such a perfect day, you wanna be out there with your friends and have fun. But actually I’m combining two of passions out there and swimming with my camera, cheering the surfers on can become as much fun as surfing to me.

What do you prefer surf or lifestyle photography?
Surf – action is way more fun and the little unscheduled shots are always the best.

Favourite camera to shoot with?
Canon 7D + Canon 50mm 1.4 & SPL water housing

Best Instagram filter?
Prefer to edit in Lightroom & don’t use the given ones.

When I am not photographing the surf you will find me 
In or around the ocean anyway!

Photography, Fashion & Surfers to follow:
Morgan Maassen
Folklore Surf
KOA Clothing / KOA Girls
Dean Permana
Salt & Silver
Nouvelle Vague
Salty Souls Ahoi

The best advice I have ever been given is
Be the person you want to meet.


Instagram: lotta_and_the_waves
Tags: #thesaltyheart #tropicalblood