When composing these profiles my favourite part is to write the short introduction. This is because I/we have got a story with each and every one of our contributors. Susanne for instance somehow read about us on Facebook and sent me a short message. After a short (okay, I admit – very long) stroll through her blog, I instantly replied avidly. Although there was little time before the first issue would launch, we agreed to collaborate. Ideas were mailed back and forth, we phoned and finally came to a decision: Susanne would produce a bread feature in our sisterMAG colours.
My favourite memory however goes back to a very dark and very cold evening in February. I had just finished layouting Susanne’s pages, send them through to her, a little uneasy and unsure – would she like it? Only a few minutes later my phone rang with an unknown number. Susanne had just been sitting in front of her computer as well, editing pictures and wanted to let me know that she liked it! She even commented on the little aslant square on page 43. This makes me the happiest: when people notice the small and little details one thinks about for ages, turning and pushing a square around the page!
However I’ll stop rummaging through old memories and present Susanne Schanz – photographer (http://www.fotografie-schanz.de/) and Blogger (http://la-petite-cuisine.blogspot.de/)!
What’s your name and blog’s or business’ name??
Susanne Schanz. My food blog is called la petite cuisine
and is one year and about four months old!
What’s your blog about? Is that your profession or hobby?
On my blog I want to tell about my love for food, cooking and photography – in words and pictures! I work as a food and interior photographer in Cologne. My blog is a kind of mental chargeback, my place to experiment and at the same time my current authentic portfolio! I write about Food & Drinks, out of my life, about restaurants and cafés, about cookbooks and blogs, about markets, delicatessen shops, food styling and food photography.
What was your favourite book (or magazine) as a child?
My donkey Benjamin and a lot more!
What is your favourite magazine?
Donna Hay Magazine, Jamie Oliver Magazine, essen&trinken, delicious, Living at Home, Sweet Paul (online)
What’s your home page when opening the browser?
What will you contribute to SISTER?
Firstly I did a photo and recipe feature about homemade breads and baked goods. And we’ll see what comes out of it in the future!
What is your suggestion for our magazine (category, feature, technology, …)
Perhaps sometimes a very little part for the “brothers”, so to say men?
And in the end I have to show you a little picture which Susanne sent to me in the hectic phase before sisterMAG issue 1. Isn’t it true? Thank you so much, Susanne!