After graduating in 2005 with a degree in photography design from the Lazi Akademie – European School of Film and Design in Esslingen, Jeanette Bak worked internationally as the assistant of the well known BFF photographer Daniel Hartz.
Early 2008, she then started her own business and soon it became very clear:
Jeanette Bak focuses on people! Classic portraits is a major part of her strengths, but also fashion and music events and above all – dance photography. Jeanette Bak has been dancing since her childhood but unfortunately due to a knee operation, she was unable to continue the dance studies she had originally planned. Nevertheless, what remained was a deep understanding for and an emotional closeness to this fleeting art form and a clear picture of how the body unfolds. Jeanette Bak knows and feels when is the right moment to pull the trigger … Her current position is therefore probably nothing less than destiny: since the beginning of the 2020/21 season, J. Bak has been putting a top international company in its right light as the official photographer of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart.
Her work as a freelancer is and stays of course on course and unaffected. She has the ability to get to the people’s core as human beings, which makes her pictures authentic and expressive. Jeanette Bak sees people!
With the right combination of light and the appropriate composition within the shots, she creates a very coherent, impressive overall work.