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.
★ 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