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About

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Vanessa Münstermann
Vanessa Münstermann
We are all perfect the way we are! Why? Otherwise we wouldn’t be who we are.
I heard this said one day by a motivational speaker in Germany and it got me thinking. As a Photographer with some very expensive Models in front of my camera I had a totally different interpretation of that phrase.

With a day rate of €7000, The highest paid model that I ever photographed, came into my studio, sat in front of the mirror and started to point out all the things she thought were not perfect about her body. She is an example of the type of model that has the power to influence the younger generations as they become a point of comparison.  

The models have the opportunity to make someone look up to them as perfect. They compare themselves to their idea of perfect, and that never allows them to feel perfect the way they are. How crazy is that? I saw a flaw in this concept and this drew me closer to the theme of Perfection.  

I also photograph people with visible “marks of life” in the form of scars, physical limitations and disabilities. And those humans are in total balance and happiness with the message: We are perfect the way we are! This was the beginning of that book idea.  

How to become part of the project?  

So many People ask me about my work as a photographer and speaker, They want to know how they can support me and my cause to make this world a better place and to encourage people to be more in love with themselves  

This is it, right here. With this crowd funding you can join the cause and support the effort to help take this idea to a higher level. You will be assisting those wonderful (young and old) people out there to reach a higher level of self-love and self-appreciation for their uniqueness.  

The second possibility is in front of my camera. Do you have or know anyone who has some visible, “marks” of life that were acquired or came with birth? If so, please send me an email. There is no requirement other than being happy and positive with who and what you are.

Isabelle
Isabelle
Who do we speak to with the book?  

The book is for everyone, especially for the youth. They receive the greatest impact from social media and commercials that are capable on so many levels to not allow them to embrace their perfection. The book should be available to all levels in schools, so they have access to the concept and the idea that each person is unique and perfect, just the way they are.  

What does the book look like?  

The book will be about 120 pages and in addition, will have about the same number of black and white images of wonderful, unique individuals. The size will be 21x21cm with hardcover. In the back of the book there will be a list of all funders, no matter the size of your contribution. You’re part of the inspiration that made the book a reality.

 What if we reach our goal or go beyond?  

The focus within the next month is the photo shoots with all those perfect people around the world. Many of them have their own projects with a similar message and they will support this project with their networks and their names.  

The funded money will go into the production and shipping of the book worldwide and the travel expenses. The rest of it, if we go beyond our goal, will go into the spreading of the message in the form of printed images for exhibitions, and hopefully direct into the auditorium of the schools. This message will not see and feel any borders.  

Who am I to make that book?  

I’m Christian Holzknecht, Photographer and motivational coach. People Photography has been my passion for more than 35 years, and all because I love the uniqueness of human beings.  

As a photographer I have had this subject on my table many times. What is beauty? Why do people manage to not see their uniqueness as true beauty? Why do they always want to be like someone else? Why do they only focus on their perceived imperfections instead of their uniqueness?  

So, I started to talk to different people from different cultures and backgrounds and I found out how they do it, and more importantly, how they can change it. So, I started to change their beliefs before I started to photograph them.

This is my motivation, this is my gift to the world. This is why I became a Photographer.  

My vision is:  

To motivate all human beings to have better and more positive life, which can make the world a better place. I don’t care if that sounds “too big” for some people out there. I believe in loving people and to not feel hate or anger towards others.  

This is my vision, which is what I live for. This is what I want you to be part of.  

Welcome to the Team  

Yours, 
Christian Holzknecht

German Version 

Tarik
Tarik
Wir sind alle perfekt so wie wir sind! Warum? Weil sonst wären wir nicht so.

Diesen Satz habe ich auf einer Rednernacht in Deutschland gehört und er stimmte mich sofort nachdenklich. Also Fotograf mit teilweise sehr teuren und erfolgreichen Models vor der Kamera hatte ich einen total anderen Eindruck. 

Auf der einen Seite war das teuerste Model, das ich je fotografierte - mit sieben tausend Euro Tag Satz. Sie kam in mein Studio, setzte sich vor den Schminkspiegel und fing an aufzuzählen, was sie an sich alles „nicht toll“ fand. Genau wegen diesen Models fühlen sich die meisten Mädchen selber schlecht und „nicht perfekt“. Und die Models tun genau dasselbe - sie fühlen sich auch nicht perfekt. Was läuft hierbei falsch? Da musste ich einfach näher hinschauen.  

Auf der anderen Seite hatte ich immer wieder Menschen vor der Kamera, die im sichtbaren Bereich in irgendeiner Form gezeichnet vom Leben waren - Narben, körperliche Einschränkungen, fehlende Gliedmaßen. Und diese Menschen waren total in der Balance mit Sich und der Idee: Wir sind perfekt so wie wir sind!  

Damit war diese Buch Idee geboren.  

Die Zielgruppe dieses Buches ist, die vielen jungen Menschen, denen Werbung und „Social Media“ irgendwie eingeredet hat, nie perfekt sein zu können, nie genau so zu sein, wie die aus der Illusion entstandenen Vorbilder. Das Buch soll für Schulen zugänglich sein und ganz vielen Menschen helfen, sich in ihrer Einzigartigkeit neu zu entdecken.  

Wie kann ich Teil dieses Projektes werden?  

Ich habe von ganz vielen Menschen über mein Tun und Schaffen als Fotograf und als Vortragsredner immer wieder gehört: „Wie können wir helfen, diese Botschaft zu verbreiten, die Welt damit einen besseren Platz zu machen und die Menschen zu mehr Liebe für sich und ihr Umfeld zu motivieren?“ Das hat mich zu diesem Crowdfunding gebracht. Hier hat jeder Mensch die Möglichkeit mit ins Boot zu hüpfen und die Idee Groß zu machen. Auf das wir mit diesem Buch sehr viele (junge) Menschen erreichen und ihnen ein Leben in "Liebe und Einzigartigkeit“ ermöglichen.  

Wie genau sieht das Buch aus?  

Das Buch wird auf ca. 120 Seiten im Format 21x21cm mit Hardcover produziert. Im Inhalt werde ich ca. 30 Menschen zeigen, die alle irgendwie speziell sind, markiert durch Leben und doch so stolz. Sie erzählen ihre Geschichte und wie sich ihr Leben durch die Spezialisierung verändert oder verbessert hat. Kein Moment von Mitleid, kein Anzeichen von Opfer-Sein und die unbändige Lust den „normalen“ Menschen da Draußen zu sagen: "Ich bin glücklich, genauso wie ich bin. Warum kannst du das dann nicht?“  

Zusätzlich wird das Buch einen Fließtext mit ca. 70 Seiten über das Thema „innere Schönheit“ und der Frage: „wie machen wir es, wenn wir uns nicht schön finden“ Darüber konnte ich zum einen in meiner Tätigkeit als Fotograf Erfahrungen sammeln und zusätzlich diese dann in meiner Ausbildung zum Mentaltrainer in „Lösungen“ umwandeln. Vieles von unserem Verhalten ist antrainiert und kann daher sehr leicht verändert werden.  

Was ist, wenn wir das Ziel erreichen oder gar über das Ziel hinauskommen?  

Im Fokus der nächsten Wochen liegen die Fotoshootings mit den perfekten Menschen. Viele davon haben schon ihre eigenen Projekte mit einer ähnlichen oder gleichen Botschaft. Dadurch verdoppeln wir den Effekt und die Menschen werden diese wichtige Botschaft noch mehr hören und sehen. Die Hauptaufwände werden der Produktion und der Versand des Buches sein.  

Bei Überfunding machen wir noch eine Zugabe und gehen mit einer Wanderausstellung und dem Buch direkt in die Aulas der Schulen. Auch da halte ich eine weltweite Ausstellung für möglich, denn dieses Thema kennt keine Grenzen.  

Wer bin ich, dass ich dieses Buch fotografieren kann?  

Ich bin Christian Holzknecht, Fotograf und Motivationscoach. Ich fotografiere seit mehr als 30 Jahren Menschen. Dabei ging es mir nie um die Fotografie als solches, sondern viel mehr um die Menschen selbst. Diese Einzigartigkeit und das „Wunder Mensch“ als solches, hat mich immer mehr fasziniert. Daher auch die Liebe zu derartigen „bewusstseinserweiternden Themen“. Im Zuge meines Schaffens habe ich auch immer wieder gute Beispiele bekommen, wie es die Menschen machen, die sich selber nicht schön oder perfekt fühlen. Das hat mich dazu bewogen, Fragen zu stellen. Ich habe mit Menschen aus Esoterik und Psychologie gesprochen und Unglaubliches herausgefunden. Das ist meine Motivation, dafür bin ich Fotograf geworden.  

Meine Vision:  

Die Menschen zu einem positiveren Leben zu motivieren und dadurch die Welt einen besseren und schöneren Ort zu machen, das ist meine Vision. Dabei ist mir vollkommen egal, ob es „zu groß“ klingt oder den Menschen zu esoterisch ist. Für mich ist es klar. Menschen, die sich selber lieben, können keinen Hass oder Zorn für andere Menschen im Außen empfinden. Dafür brenne ich und dafür möchte ich euch begeistern und motivieren, mit dabei zu sein.  

Willkommen im Team  

Dein  
Christian Holzknecht

Risks and challenges

When ever I listen to my heart and do what my feeling tells me to do, there is no risk at all. Helping the People, like they helped me is never wrong.

Immer wenn ich auf mein Herz höre und das tu, was mir mein Gefühl sagt, sehe ich kein Risiko. Den Menschen zu helfen, so wie auch mir geholfen wurde, ist nie falsch

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