The Photography of Steffanie Horneff

by Michael Satterfield

Steffanie Horneff is an automotive photographer from Germany who's photo-journalist style has made her popular with publications in Europe and won her fans around the world. Capturing the beauty of the amazing machines and people in the moment, her style is evocative and I was excited to have the opportunity to take a few minutes with this rising star in the world of automotive photography.

TGR: How long have you been a photographer? 

SH: I started taking pictures about 3 years ago.

TGR: Have you always been into cars? What made you want to become an automotive photographer? 

SH: To be honest, I've never cared about cars before, and especially not for vintage cars. Even when I married my husband, who has always been passionate about historic cars and motorsport. The whole thing started much later when I photographed a classic car event as I for my husband oldtimer.

TGR: What is your favorite car to photograph? 

SH: I actually like to photograph any car but still one of my favorite objects is the 911 Porsche and if I have the honor to get a legendary 917 with its beautiful silhouette in front of the lens this is, of course, my absolute favorite.

TGR: What photographers inspire your own work? 

SH: Of course Amy Shore which looks very similar to my style as well. But Rainer W. Schlegelmilch fascinates me even today with his special motorsport photographs.

TGR: If you could photograph any car in the world, which one would it be and why? 

SH: Without much consideration of the Porsche 917 because the sports prototypes, in particular, the Porsche 917 absolutely amaze me.

TGR: Is photography your fulltime job? 

SH: No, it's a pure hobby and my great passion, of course, I hope to like every photographer one day to earn something. Nevertheless, it is most important that it always remains a passion, you can see that in the photographs.

TGR: What was your first car and what is your current car? 

SH: My first car was a Fiat Punto who bravely survived for a few years. Currently, I drive a Megane, but also our Alpine A610, as well as our Alpine A310S.

TGR:  Where can people see more of your work? 

SH: Of course, you can find me on the usual social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram but also on my website you can always find the latest works of mine.