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).

Let’s shoot together!

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



(Background photo by Jakob Riedel)