Berlin, Germany
Milena, 26
Fashion Photographer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a fashion photographer. I love to capture unique moments and share my perspective.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

I used to work in a kitchen, cleaning the dishes. I worked with strange men that wanted to marry me just to stay longer in Germany. That was really intense. I left after one month.

Were you born and raised in Berlin? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Berlin?

I was born in Berlin. I love that crazy messy city full of artists.

What’s your current hood in Berlin and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Schöneberg is my hood! Chilled out people. A lot of small cafés + best coffee + best ice cream! Good vibes. No clubs.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

House, Ambient, Disco, Techno, Psy Rock, Instrumental, Hip hop, Classical. Everything with soul in it. I don't like commercial music with too much effects and manipulated voices.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Depends...sometimes techno to get energetic and channel the sadness into activity. I don't like self-pity.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

LOST. I was so addicted to it. It's so mystical and plays on different time zones. Past, present and future. With time switches in each episode.

Name some spots in Berlin that are good for a Tinder date.

Rooftop bar "Klunkerkranchich" great view, music, bar, you can talk enjoy the view over Berlin, see the sunset, dance. Stop by for breakfast/lunch or go for the night and see the sunset.

Who’s your hero and where in Berlin would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is avocado, I fuckin love it! And we would hang out at the smoothie bar "DALUMA".

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Esther Perbandt, Pauls Boutique, Die Garage, Acne Studios.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

In Charlottenburg, it's clean and wealthy, with mostly only posh people.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Skating, we have great skateparks + an open ex airport field "Tempelhof".

Where do you go in Berlin for a casual night out?

Berghain, Sisyphos.

Where would you go in Berlin to celebrate some freaking good news?

My friend's loft apartment, its a dope place. Without walls, best feeling; It frees your mind.

What’s your choice of transportation in Berlin and why?

Bike because its the fastest, freest and most independent.

What are the Berlin spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Sunday markets "Mauerpark" & "Markthalle 9," vintage shops in Mitte + Kreuzberg + Schöneberg, park hangouts at "Viktoria park", guy bars "Roses" & "Schokolade".

What are the Berlin spots tourists should run from screaming?

Commercial hook - up clubs!! NO GO! matrix avenue etc. people get damn drunk and the music is commercial trash.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Berlin. How do you spend it?

Spend it with ma homies + family and make a sweet loft house party, play music together and take pics.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I love Spain! Summer, good vibes, beach...just good energy.

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