A little while ago, I did an extensive people shooting for smava. Smava is one of the leading portals for comparing bank credits and peer-to-peer lending.
We produced the key visuals for smava’s website smava.de in a studio in Berlin: a friendly man in a green suit that guides the visitor through the website.
Here are some examples of incorporation of my photos into the webdesign:
A series about Barcelona.
Starring model Yulfie, Grisby’s fine menswear collection and Barcelona.
Holidaypirates is a fast growing Berlin based internet start-up, that digs out special deals for vacations and trips.
In July, I had a lot of fun shooting their official press photos. Part of this three day photo production was a series of photos of their „work“ environment: a reportage on the places where the „pirates“ work, meet, eat, and have fun.
In April 2016, the Italian luxury shoe brand AGL hosted a high-level dinner at Berlin’s leading art gallery, König Galerie.
AGL, Attilio Giusti Leombruni, is a family enterprise with a long tradition.
At that day, I had the pleasure to portrait the owners of the shoemaker, the Giusti sisters, for Women’s Wear Daily:
From left to right: Sara, Vera and Marianna.
The gallery is located in a monumental, former church building, St. Agnes, built in the 1960s in the Brutalist style. I decided to use this brutalism as the background for my photos. With the black and white style I pay tribute to the modern minimalist style of the 60s.
foto di matti on reportage!
This time I was sneaking into the spacious kitchen that Idealo offers for its employees to cook their own lunch.
Idealo is a pretty successful internet-startup from the year 2000 that offers price comparison services.
In its current location in Berlin Kreuzberg it offers a proffesional kitchen and a herb and vegetable garden to its 650 employees.
Check the inside.app for the publication.
Or have a look at how the idealos cook:
Here is a headshot of German actor and theater director Florian Hertweck.
We did a quick and dirty shooting in the studio in Berlin.
Here is a link to find Florian Hertweck on his actor’s agency website: http://www.dasimperium.com/talent/florian-hertweck/
Women’s Wear Daily once again send me out to lense young and wild Berlin fashion designers. This summer, Nathini Van der Meer, was the target. I met the native Berlin girl while she was just de- and re-constructing her studio south of Kreuzberg. We took advantage of the scene and portrayed her together with her favorite model Nathalie.
Nathalie wears a futuristic dark blue jumpsuit designed by Nathini. Combined with the designer’s own boots.
Foodpanda, a global food delivery marketplace headquartered in Berlin, asked me to produce a series of portraits of their country managers from all over the world.
We decided for a very casual outfit concept to show the young and down-to-earth attitude of the decision makers from over 20 countries.
To reduce heterogenity, I used a very minimalist but yet cosy studio setting.
At the end of May 2016, we had the chance to get all those managing directors in front of my camera, when Foodpanda held a global meeting in Berlin, Moabit. I had the chance to meet very interesting people from Pakistan, France, Malaysia, Hongkong, Indonesia, the Iberian Peninsula, Bangladesh, Egypt, the Arabic Peninsula, Italy, Greece, and many more countries. A very inspiring three days.
Many thanks to Kiki from Foodpanda for the superb organization, to Lucia to the highly professional h&m and to all the directors for their insights and stories!!!
Here is a cute fashion editorial that I did some time ago:
German actress Katharina Schüttler shows us her favorite fashion pieces.
For CUT Mag, Munich.
The Hilton Brothers were in Berlin a while ago. They are an artist duo from NY that likes to dress up in ‘partner look’.
I had the chance to portray them in the gallery where they showed an exhibition of their art.