Ingo is a special case. He is very involved in every detail of every photo. Each one is like a new suit of clothes, they must be comfortable and present the proper personal image. Even if everyone thinks you look great in them, but you feel they don't fit; you won't wear them. Every object and emotional aspect has to fit Ingo's individual preference. We have collaborated for nearly twenty years and there is no predictable formula for finding his ever changing mood, but it is a living relationship because of it. Ingo is not a designer but a life delineator. His lamps are for more than not stumbling in the dark they are for living in the light.tom vack
"Some years ago, in desperation, I swore that if l ever found a photographer with whom I could comfortably and creatively work I would be so grateful that I would probably marry him. Then I met Tom Vack. Our first collaboration contained no Greek tragedies and I knew my search was over, at least in terms of finding a photographer.
Designing with light is a central concern to both Tom and myself, and after so many years of working with th is theme both of us have developed our own personal views on how various lighting situations are most effectively treated. Tom's precision and discipline during complex shoots under extreme time limitations have earned my utmost respect. His sensivity in creating the right light for my designs, together with his technical wizardry, allow me to place my ideas in his hands knowing that he will be able to translate them into a fixed and finished image. And I didn't have to change my name!"ingo maurer