Through the Travelettes flickr group, we came across another photographer with beautiful travel shots: Kaja is a 24 year old graphic design student in Stuttgart, in South of Germany. We asked her some questions about travel photography.

How is traveling part of your life?

I love to travel, to see new places and people. My professor once said: the streets are like a theatre – you should always walk, never take the train. My class is traveling a lot, for workshops and exhibitions or to meet designers and photographers in their studios, so thats a good opportunity for me to get around and not not just being a tourist while doing so.

Which cameras do you use?

I love my holga! I also use a Canon EOS 350D, Olypmus mju II and a Canon AE-1.

What is important for you regarding travel photography?

To capture moments, feelings, the mood I’m in and to see and remember the little things…. for me it’s not only about the city or the place but how I felt when I was there and what I experienced.

What are your favorite places in the world to take photos at?

I love the ocean. No matter if it’s cold and rainy or hot and sweaty, pictures at the beach always are special to me.

What is your favourite picture and what is so special about it?


Of all the pictures I took, I like this one the most. It was taken on Coney Island, New York and it just has such a strong and free feel to it. Plus, I loved being in New York.

Do you have some advice on photography to other travelettes?

Don’t think, just shoot .

To see more of Kaja’s pictures check out her flickr stream or her website.







This post was written by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk, who has a funny name even for Germans; she is a wicked go-getter and creative freelance designer, photographer and blogger.

She has an eye for beauty and even finds it in ugly apartment blogs. Her weekly photo chronicle “My week in pictures” has already become a classic among urban Berliners. Find out more at


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