Celine Fortenbacher

Photographer, Director, Performer

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPerformance Artist - Art Director - Photographer

Projects

About me

Celine captures her experiences on camera by focusing on documenting the European Ballroom scene, shooting at fashion events and editorials and has recently become an industry professional (Sleek Magazine, Hero Magazine & Indie Magazine.) She’s worked as a production assistant intern (Fortune Cookie Film production), as a voice-artist (nhb, Winterzeit Verlag) and as a dramaturgy and directing assistant for the productions Das Tierreich (Thalia Theatre) and Fast Normal (Kammerspiele Theatre) in Hamburg, Germany which have deepened her interest in visual stage imagery and movement direction. Throughout her Drama & Theatre arts Degree at Goldsmiths University, she art directed visual concepts for album covers (Intimate Night, Kamionka), theatre productions (Ich hab Hunger, Side Orders, A Site of Abject, Pity and Ruin) and focused on directing her own shows (Who ever said it was easy, Colder Water, No Soothing Grave For Us, Putzi Kamionka). Since graduating in July 2018, she works as a freelance photographer, performer and director in the arts and entertainment business. Recently, she performed in Here It Goes’ physical theatre piece PANGEA at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (nominated as Favourite Theatre Show by the Broadway World Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards) and will debut her one-woman show Putzi Kamionka at The Place, London, in January 2019.

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Skills

  • Dance
  • Organisation
  • Art Directing
  • Communication
  • Physical Theatre
  • Acting
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Photography
  • Retouching
  • Fashion Photography

People I’ve worked with

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  • Annabelle Loveday

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    • Wme/img, Match.com

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  • Art on a Postcard

    Art on a Postcard

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    • Charity
  • Goldsmiths, University of London

    Goldsmiths, University of London

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    • Education & Research
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    Treatwell

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    Work history

    Currently

    In Store Voguer

    G-Star Raw

    Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • For the event Uniform of the Free

    2018

    Photographer

    Yamuna Forzani

    Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
    • Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Freelance
    • The Utopia Ball was a special event mixing a traditional vogue ball with a fashion show by young and upcoming designer Yamuna Forzani.

    2018

    Photographer

    Bikini Berlin

    Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Freelance
    • Being involved with the London and European Ballroom Scene since 2015, I have styled and designed outfits for runway categories and traveled for ballroom documenting various vogue balls. The On the Cover of Vogue Ball was inspired by the photography of Irving Penn and hosted by Bikini Berlin.

    2018

    Marketing Administrator

    Goldsmiths University of London

    Feb 2018 - May 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • A theatre festival which I worked for as a photographer and publicity rep. I ensured the production of posters, images and coordination of social media content for marketing purposes of the festival while also working as a lighting designer on two shows.

    2017

    Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Director of "Colder Water," a play written by Laurie Ogden and produced by Antonym Theatre. This show explores the experience of living in a female body through „full bladders, awkward dance moves, and consent.“ It was performed at the N16 theatre.

    2017

    Director

    Ceva

    Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • This piece of theatre tells the story of a young immigrant woman through combining movement and speech. Her character was inspired by French philosopher Simone Weil and was performed as part of the semi-finals at the London Student Drama Festival.

    2016

    Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Dancer in black for the music video We Are Dreamers by artist Frida Sundemo, directed by Silent Tapes.

    2016

    Directing and Dramaturgy Assistant

    Kammerspiele Theatre

    Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Freelance
    • Organization of rehearsal schedules, reading over scripts, noting changes and visual documentation for the production Next to Normal. Prompting the actors during rehearsals and responsible for behind-the-scene footage and production photography.

    2015

    Directing and Dramaturgy Assistant

    Thalia Theatre

    Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Freelance
    • Helping with the staging of visual imagery, movement, and choreography for the actors due to my background in dance for the production Das Tierreich.

    2014

    Production Assistant Intern

    Fortune Cookie Film Production

    Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Internship
    • While working for Fortune Cookie Film Production, I acquired an understanding of filmic language and furthered my knowledge of budgeting, resourcing and maintaining relationships with creatives involved in the productions run by the company.

    2014

    Event Management Assistant

    Fortenbacher Erlebniswelet

    Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the marketing team on editing the visual content of their webpage and resourcing artists for upcoming events produced for corporate companies.

    2014

    Director Of Photography

    Forore

    Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Freelance
    • Designing the visual execution and content of Carolin Fortenbacher’s Album Kamionka. Part of my job was to find the accurate visual communication and representation of her music.

    Education

    Currently

    Sep 2015
    • London, United Kingdom