Eearly on, the Dutch-born Irma van der Wiel inherited her father's fascination for photography and learnt how to use the camera. Thanks to her curiosity about unknown places and her love for travel photography, she got in contact with many professional photographers and took every opportunity to further develop herself as a photographer. However, since she is interested in so many different things, she does not want to commit herself to a certain genre. The autodidact is also enthusiastic about macro, architecture and portrait photography: "There are beautiful motifs everywhere, for example during the Carnival in Venice or lying on my stomach amongst wild flowers in my garden in Murnau, in my adopted home of Germany. It's all a question of the right light."