J o h a n n e s  K n u t h
Photography & Film

Award winning people photographer & director with a passion for the decisive moment.
Each photo freezes an emotional universal moment of life and is telling an unique story.
My approach is sometimes just observing, to document a candid moment with the magic of authenticity.
Other times more directing the scene to bring the story to the point. But whatever strategy was decided on, always ready for the decisive moment.
Clients around the globe appreciate this unique and multiple awarded “staged documentary style”.
Whether photo, film or both at once. I team up with the best global teams to realize any great idea.
All technics and light used to support naturalness and a destinctive look and feel.
Very thankful for all the clients trusting my skills for national and global ad campaigns. Including Huawei, Volkswagen, Samsung, Philip Morris, SolarWorld, Procter&Gamble, Siemens, Sony Music and many more.
Also grateful for the exceptional tributes received internationally, including the Paris Photo and American Photography Award and mentioned to be “one-of the industry’s most talented artist and creative” (American Photography jury).

Let’s make it happen!


The images show the real power– joy of life, courage, compassion and hope. That’s the spirit of youth! The power for change and to newly-create.

my Story

★  Open­ing eyes in the late 70’s ★ as a young curious boy dis­cov­er­ing my envi­ron­ment with daddy’s para­chute cam­era ★ as a young teenager stag­ing moments with the sweet­est girls around me and not just falling in love with pho­tog­ra­phy first time ★ at the age of 19 liv­ing in a garage in Miami and surviving  killer hurrican Floyd ★ trav­el­ling to New York City to visit Bruce Weber and work­ing as a stu­dioas­sis­tant at the glamorous Pier59 Stu­dios for the victoria’s secret shoot­ing with Tyra Banks shot by Patrick Demarche­lier ★ finding in buddhism my philosophy for life and working international as an activist to create a better world ★ assisting around the globe for some of the finest top pho­tog­ra­phers ★ open­ing eyes in a chal­leng­ing world, with a strong deter­mi­na­tion and the power of joy and hope real­iz­ing great ideas ★ teaming up with fantastic people around the globe to create distinctive photo & film imagery

 Awards & Tributes – Photography

Le Prix de la Photographie Paris

American Photography AP30

Latin American Fotografía

Update Berlin Award (shortlist)

6th Inter­na­tional Pho­tog­ra­phy Mas­ters Cup Los Ange­les

5th inter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­phy mas­ters cup in Lon­don

PX3 Le Prix de la Photographie Paris

Awards & Tributes – Film

Samsung and PDN 4k Filmmaking Challenge, NYC, USA

Selected Motion Reel at THE REEL HOUR. Presented by Steffen Gentis (Chief Production Officer BBDO) at the Update Berlin, Germany

Exhibitions Photography & Film

Group exhi­bi­tion «Spur­wech­sel» curated by Klaus Tiedge at the VW Auto­mo­bil­fo­rum Unter den Linden Berlin, Germany

Fea­tured on the inter­na­tional group show «Art takes Times Square» on the bill­board pre­miere, Times Square, New York, USA

Par­tic­i­pat­ing with var­i­ous works at the BFF group exhi­bi­tion «4. Auf­schlag» in the On-Off Gallery, Ham­burg, Germany

Par­tic­i­pat­ing with the series «Tokio» at the group instal­la­tion «all pho­tog­ra­phers now!» dur­ing the Nuit des Musées, Rolex Learn­ing Cen­ter at EPFL Lausanne

BFF group exhi­bi­tion «5. Auf­schlag» in the On-Off Gallery during the ADC festival in Ham­burg, Germany

«Spur­wech­sel» group exhi­bi­tion at the gallery STP Greifswald, Germany

Group exhi­bi­tion «Selb­st­por­trait», Gallery Castell, Germany

Group exhi­bi­tion «Fre­und­schaft», Gallery PPP Graz, Austria