Interview: Lea Dinam by Jonny Seelenmeyer
We spoke to Lea Dinam and Jonny Seelenmeyer about how they met, what life is like on the road with a new born and what they love most about the sea-side town of Capri.
“Please introduce yourselves, Lea and Jonny”
"Hi, I’m Lea, German model and creative director. Jonny, Aussie photographer born on the east coast in Bellingen now living in Berlin with our little fam."
“How did you meet?”
"It was pretty cliche. We met shooting for a job in Australia and immediately clicked. We ended up chatting the night away and have spent every day together, traveling the world ever since."
“Lea, you recently became a beautiful mother to darling little Noa. What has motherhood taught you so far?”
"So much. Motherhood brings out the softest and strongest sides of me. Noa is making me be the best version of myself really. The biggest thing motherhood taught me is love, there is no greater love to experience than the love to your child, it’s the purest and most intense feeling I’ve ever felt. It has also taught me to prioritize and be very straight forward with my decisions. My choice always being what’s best for Noa and us as a family."
“Jonny, what path led you down film photography and what draws you to this medium?”
"There’s so many things that I could delve into like my parents and grandparents influence through their work and equipment, influential film photographers, the pulled-back experience and process of shooting film, etc. But really, film is the OG and it’s beautiful, what more can I say. Plus negatives and slides don’t get lost on burnt-out hard drives like all my teenage digital pics did. I want my kids and grandkids to rummage through old negative folders in awe of the memories like we do. There’s something so very special and real about it."
“Now you have a family of 3, what is life like on the road as a photographer and model with a new born?”
"We feel our lifestyle benefits his development and respect & understanding for our planet. Noa's extremely curious, aware and sensitive. He seems to really enjoy the beauty of nature and architecture. The 3 of us are also super close as we literally don’t spend a minute apart so we're very connected and instinctive towards Noa's likes, wants and needs; which is extremely important because if Noa‘s happy, it’s a breeze and absolute bliss."
“You recently traveled to Capri for #faithfulltravels what do you love most about the sea-side town?”
"First of all the sea, the water in Capri is so clean and beautiful. The weather is perfect. The scenes, vibe and people. The history. And of course the food."
Lea Dinam & Jonny Seelenmeyer