Nine questions and their illustrated answers.
Q: Tell me a bit about yourself, but first of all: what is your name?
A: Sure! My name is Dörte (Doerte) Fitschen-Rath. I'm 1.68m as in 5'6" tall and I have never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Q: Where are you from?
A: Hamburg, Germany.
Q: What do you dream about?
A: Equality, peace and a protected environment.
No big deal!
Q: How do you pronounce your name?
A: Think Goethe + Motörhead with a 'D'.
Q: What makes you smile?
Q: Do you have a favorite gift, you have
ever been given?
A: One Christmas, my mom gave me my father's first camera. He used it while traveling through Germany via bicycle as a young adult during the post-war era to shoot B&W landscapes and the occasional portrait. Technically speaking, it still works!
Q: What do you do?
A: My studio is multidisciplinary and I document the present in photographs and film. You could say, what I see inspires what I do and vice versa.
Q: Do you have a favorite place?
A: New York City.
A: What inspired the name 'Studio DF6'?
Q: My name has an Umlaut. When I use the Umlaut in an e-mail within the English-spoken cybersphere and the receiver replies, the spelling often changes to 'DF6rte'. Very convenient, because '6' is the equation of my birthday.