The art of success and the art of living are the two cornerstones of Hamburg artist Dietmar Baum’s life and work. For almost 30 years now the entrepreneur has dedicated himself successfully to diverse international art and design projects. Portrait, landscape, documentation and product photography, every kind of photography gets an artistic mark. Photography is a tool that he uses to communicate impressions as he sees them. “The color space and the choice of Hasselblad lenses give me enough freedom and room for development,” says Baum. His choice of motif, the combination of perspective and colour on a natural way and the ability to seize the special moment and the fine details let the viewer feel the story behind the pictures and the passion of the artist. Two of his key themes are basic environmental and human values. He is passionate about creating perfect compositions of light and capturing moments that people would probably otherwise have missed in photographic images.
Polish born Ryszard Kopczynski has lived and pursued his career as a professional photographer In Germany for more than 30 years. As a commercial photographer he has worked for a variety of well-known domestic and international clients including such brands as Mercedes Benz, Toshiba and Toyota. Furthermore Ryszard Kopczynski has achieved international acclaim and realised a number of personal artistic projects and exhibitions.
Ryszard Kopczynski is a current member of both the German Society for Photography DGPh and the Polish photographic artists Association ZPAF.
Peter Boettcher started his career in the late 80’s when he shot LL Cool J, Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Salt ‘n’ Pepper, and R.E.M. for the independent music-magazine “spex”. Works for magazines as stern, Zeitmagazin and Vogue followed. In 1991 Peter Boettcher photographed the electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK in their legendary KLING-KLANG-Studio in Düsseldorf. This was the starting of a close and intense collaboration that continues to this day. Peter’s portraits don’t follow any short-lived trends. From the beginning he concentrated on the person according to the motto: Less is more. Aside from his work with artists and musicians, Peter shoots commercials and editorials for clients such as Deutsche Bank, P7/Sat1 and Loreal.
After graduating from the Nihon University Photographic department, Michiharu Baba cut his teeth at Toppan, a major Japanese printing company. In 1990 he launched his freelance photographer career as an advertising photographer and after a few years started his own studio. He often exhibits his personal projects in Tokyo.
岐阜県各務原市出身。J.Walter.Thompson Japan、株式会社エフエイトを経て渡米。 広告写真家としてジュエリーや時計、化粧品、料理等の静物からモデルやインテリア、風景等ジャンルを問わず活動。ハッセルブラッドのHシステムはH1時代からマルチショットタイプのデジタルバックを愛用。2013年より東京綜合写真専門学校にて講師。
Eitaro Yoshioka started his career at J. Walter Thompson, Japan, and through them also worked in America. He is a technical product and advertising photographer but doesn’t shy away from interior and portrait photography. Yoshioka is an H system user since the H1 era and has a weakness for the Multi Shot. He has lectured at the Tokyo College of Photography since 2013.
Tokyo born Shinichi Hanawa is a freelance portrait photographer specialising in actors, entertainers, and politicians. His love for snaps and city landscapes took shape in a lifetime project titled Yorusuna! (Night Snaps!). Hanawa exhibits widely and is also a member of the Japan Photographers’ Association (JPS).
米国サンフランシスコに留学し、写真と映像を学ぶ。帰国後、フォトグラファー塙 真一 氏のアシスタントを経て、フォトグラファーとして活動開始。雑誌、広告を中心に、ライフワークとして世界中の街や風景を撮影。近年では、講演や執筆活動も行っている。
Koji Ueda studied photography and videography in San Francisco and became Shinichi Hanawa’s assistant upon returning to Japan. Ueda photographs cities and landscapes all around the world for editorial and advertising, and recently began writing and lecturing about photography.
早稲田大学教育学部卒業後、都内の写真事務所でカメラアシスタントを経て2006年AshCreateを設立。広告、ファッション写真を中心に撮影をする傍ら、アイドルの写真を紹介するサイトTOKYO IDOL NET の運営や、カメラ関連のワークショップの講師を勤める。
After graduating from Waseda University Ikko Nishimura became an assistant in a Tokyo based studio and created his own fashion and advertising studio, Ash Create, in 2006. Besides advertising and fashion photography, Nishimura conducts camera-related workshops as well as manages TOKYO IDOL NET, a web site that introduces idols.
Japan based freelance British photographer, Alfie Goodrich has a wide client base and can shoot models to sports cars. Since 2007, Goodrich also provides guidance to photographers through workshops. In 2014, Goodrich was the leader of the first Hasselblad Discovery Tour in Japan.
Japanese-American commercial photographer based in Tokyo and Nagoya, Derek Makishima despite constantly being busy, claims he has never worked a day since he became a photographer, a little over a decade ago. Whether product or people, food or fashion, from corporate to private clients, he is passionately in love with photography and all its various facets and for this reason he could never call what he loves to do work.
Jimmy Nelson started working as a photographer in 1987. Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes for many of the world leading publications ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia. From 1997 onwards, he began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands, while at the same time accumulating images of remote and unique cultures.
Timothy Hogan is an award-winning photographer based in sunny, Los Angeles, California. Known for his lighting mastery and craftsman’s approach to the creative process, Hogan works worldwide for an array of international luxury brands and advertising agencies in the beauty, fashion, beverage and design industries. These top clients repeatedly seek Timothy out for his dramatic imagery and collaborative process. Drawing support from the best producers, retouchers and studios in the business, Timothy’s team forges long lasting relationships rooted in the ability to creatively problem solve each shoot based on his marketing background and 15 years of shooting experience. He’s been a Hasselblad Digital user since 2001.
After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to NYC to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, ‘George.’ Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire and GQ. Platon developed a special relationship with Time magazine, producing over 25 covers. In 2007, he photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year Cover. Platon currently sits on the board of the World Economic Forum for Arts and Culture and is the founder of a non-profit organisation called The People’s Portfolio.
Tom Oldham is a London-based portrait photographer, predominantly specialising in shooting musicians, sports stars and an assortment of talented folk in locations across the nation and worldwide, for a range of clients and publications. Tom balances this commercial work with several broad-reaching personal projects, which recently include publishing a crowd-sourced book of musical artist portraits as a fundraiser for the charity War Child, a project documenting Icelandic crossfit athletes and repeated visits to Africa for the NGO Riders For Health. He loves his job a great deal.
Charlie Waite is firmly established as one of the world’s most celebrated landscape photographers. Having worked in the British theatre and in television for the first ten years of his professional life, Charlie became fascinated by theatrical lighting and design. Gradually, the landscape, and the way it can be revealed to us through light and shade, stole him away from the acting profession. He has now published 28 books on photography and has held over thirty solo exhibitions across Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia, including recent exhibitions in the gallery at the OXO Tower and the National Theatre, London.
Pepe began working as a professional photographer in 2002 and began specialising in portraiture from 2006, following the purchase of his first Hasselblad – an H3D-39. In the last few years, he has photographed most of Spain’s cultural and society VIP’s, publishing his work in the biggest national newspapers and magazines and publishing a book of these images entitled ‘Faces Book’. He is COO of DNG Photo Magazine and a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Toledo (Royal Arts Academy of the City of Toledo)