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Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Ahoi, I'm Marlen

Marlen Stahlhuth
freelance photographer // DISTRICT MTV, VICE, ADIDAS, BlondeMag, VIVA etc.

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Marlen Stahlhuth
Urbanstraße 127
10967 Berlin
Germany

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Advertorial: KSWISS

50 years of K-Swiss... well if that isn't a reason to celebrate i don't know what is! Due to the occasion, K-Swiss went back into their archives and picked out the seven most iconic sneakers from the past 50 years... et voila The 50th Anniversary Collection. Pretty much an awesome idea. I'm a huge fan of retro sneakers... for me the classic models still look the best. My closet is 90% sneakers and more than half of them are either old models or new sneakers inspired by retro designs. Hearing about K-Swiss, I literally couldn't wait to get my hands on a pair of "Si-18 International OG". Little fun fact... they were first launched in 1989 which is my year of birth! That can't be a coincidence! That's a sign from above... obviously! All models for guys and girls are available in stores and online.

Anyway back to the actual sneaker...K-Swiss has its origins in the USA and started out as a Tennis sneaker. In fact, it celebrated its "birthday" 1966 at a Wimbledon Match. A pretty great way to start into this world! I find that a lot of former Tennis shoe designs are now to be found in my closet, although I've hardly ever touched a tennis racket myself. Those sneaks might not make me start a Tennis career, they do stand for a lot of what I fight for every day. K-Swiss wants to inspire and dress a new generation of entrepreneurs; young people from the creative branch that have a vision, that have ideas and want to achieve something. For me that was starting my own business, or being my own boss.

I started being a freelancer almost right after collage. I started working as an intern for a few months and then had to make the decision about staying with the company but also in a 9-6 job, or trying out the freelance game. I have to admit it was a pretty risky thing, and I was not at all ready for it... but sometimes that helps! I didn't have enough time to worry about anything and if you all of the sudden have to make a living all by yourself, you get on your feet and you somehow manage to. The early month didn't go too smooth, but it was enough for the rent and that was all that mattered.

Being your own boss is a luxury I never want to miss again, it's one of my greatest freedoms. I would happily give away all my weekends (which I'm kinda doing anyway) in order to never have a boss again. Yes, overall you work a lot more than your average 40 hours a week, and there is never such a thing as "nothing to do", but at the same time work doesn't feel like work. It might sound cheesy, but it's a passion! My blog and my career that's my baby and there is little that has the same value to me. I put my job first (and my friends often have to suffer because of that), but it means too much to me to not give a 1000%.

The more you give, the more you get back. If people tell me they like what I do, if they are happy to work with me or love a photo I took of them, then it's all worth it. It's one of the greatest feelings in the world. For brands to support that, means a lot to me. I'll always choose doing what I love in my sneaks over an immensely well paid job, where I have to wear heels and that I hate.

Feb. 11, 2016

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