German fashion and documentary photographer Stefan Dotter is currently living and working between Tokyo and Berlin. Stefan has been a consultant for the United Nations since 2019, teaching a class of returnees in collaboration with UNHCR and the Ethical Fashion Initiative in Afghanistan and working on various campaigns for ethical fashion brands.
In 2012, he founded the interdisciplinary culture publication Whitelies Magazine, positioned as a cultural and visual dialog between the Asia-Pacific and what we perceive as the west.
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
In every way possible. When creating works that are aimed to transcend time and space, if you go down the road all the way, you always end up at the essence. You always end up in nature.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
I enjoy organic developments and creative exchange. For me, a thriving ecosystem stands for organic growth that everyone who is part of the system can influence and shape.