Oliver Rieger

In 2007, succeeding Sarah Nevada’s engagement with Stuttgart Ballet, the time arrived to dive into unventured waters and develop new skills for her career. Here you will find images from her very first photoshootings as a young budding actress, working alongside photographer Oliver Rieger for multiple freelance jobs.

“What is real?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side…
“Does it mean having things buzz inside you and a stick out handle?”
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin (toy) Horse. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes.” Said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.
“When you are Real, you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,“ he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
-Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit”