J o h a n n e s K n u t h
Photography & Film
Award-winning people photographer and director based in Hamburg, Germany. The Story-telling style of images are all about life, candid moments and people’s dreams. Driven by the passion for the decisive moment.
The unique ‘staged documentary style’ is sought-after by clients around the globe.
Whether photo, film or both at once, always teaming up with the best experts to realize every great idea anywhere in the world. Clients trusting my skills for national and global ad campaigns include Huawei, Volkswagen, Samsung, Philip Morris, SolarWorld, Procter&Gamble, Siemens, Sony Music and many more.
Recently received accolades including the Paris Photo and American Photography awards and poised to become “One of the industry’s most talented artists and creative to watch” (American Photography jury).
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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.
★ 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
(Background photo by Jakob Riedel)