location: Hamburg, Germany
Yannick Wolff is a portrait, advertising and documentary photographer and directing DoP.
The deep inspiration of music, film and people's personalities and emotions drive his timeless style of photography.
Working with and alongside Los Angeles-based photographer Brian Bowen Smith and having him as a mentor defined and created the style that Wolff is developing daily.
His client list includes Aldi Nord, Amazon Prime Video, American Express, Audi, BMW, EarLabs, Facebook, FC Bayern, FDP, Fraport Skyliners, Freeletics, Gigaset, Google, HEICO Sportiv, Hyundai, Kiton, LEICA, Mercedes-Benz, Rancho West, Raiffeisen Bank, Signal Iduna, TV Spielfilm, TV2, TV2 Play, Warner Music, Wärme Hamburg & more.
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Morgan Maherlocation: Los Angeles, US
Having grown up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan first started taking photographs when she was in middle school. In order to “not be chaotic and freak out” about what to wear each day, she took pictures of all her favourite outfits — “Limited Too… Gap core” – and taped them to the wall of her closet to ease her decision-making process. This evolved into playing dress up with friends after school and taking pictures of their looks just for fun. “I always just loved girl world,” she says, adding that she felt more like a tomboy at the time. “Femininity wasn't really something that I totally felt confident in embracing.”
Later, Morgan went on to study at Savannah College of Art and Design, and after graduating she moved to New York to pursue photography in-house at Marc Jacobs in 2016. Once she was living on her own in the city — though she’s recently traded coasts for Los Angeles — all of her initial interests came rushing back and then some. “I feel like my entire life I was into all things teenage girl, purity, girlhood, all of that, and when I finally had my own apartment is when I realised that I had the freedom to play and cry and scream and just experience the spectrum of emotions that were existing inside of me,” she explained. “So, I started taking photos because the only place that I really felt safe was in my apartment, in my bedroom.”
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Alma Haserlocation: UK
Born in 1989 into an artistic family in the Black Forest, Germany, Alma Haser is now based in South East England. She is known for her complex and meticulously constructed portraiture, which is influenced by her creativity and her background in fine art. Haser creates striking work that catches the eye and captivates the mind.
Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, she takes her photographs further by using inventive paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media to create layers of intrigue around her subjects; manipulating her portraits into futuristic paper sculptures and blurring the distinctions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional imagery.
Haser has won many awards for her work, including Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award for her Cosmic Surgery series (also the basis of a successful self-published book project). Her piece The Ventriloquist won the fourth prize for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. Alma Haser also won the PDN Photo Annual Award for her Eureka Effect series. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.
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Tim Georgesonlocation: Canada and Australia
Georgeson is an Australian filmmaker and artist.
Georgeson documents everything from cultural enclaves to environmental and humanitarian crisis zones, to street life across the world. His creative insight into the human condition gives his work a unique perspective inside the boundaries of art and documentary, where he captures complex dynamics in contemporary life at a time of digital change and media free-fall. His current film work merges found moments and storytelling with musical design in groundbreaking collaborations, especially with Australian indigenous communities in landscapes that have been devastated by fires and environmental crises.
Georgeson has been celebrated in the media, the arts, and the commercial world with acknowledgements and awards. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, UK, Japan, Holland, Canada, the US, and Australia. His work is held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Australian Museum, Bundanon Trust Art Museum as well as in regional galleries, museums, and private collections internationally.
Lauren Greenfieldlocation: Los Angeles, US
Greenfield is an American artist, documentary photographer, and documentary filmmaker. She has published three photographic monographs, directed four documentary films, exhibited in museums, and published in magazines and other publications.
In January 2016, Greenfield was honored by the International Center for Photography with the "2016 Spotlights Awards" (annual award honoring female artist in visual arts using photography or film). In December 2015, Greenfield was named the "Most Awarded Director in 2015" by AdAge for her work on #likeagirl. In July 2015, Greenfield was named one of the top 10 directors in Adweek’s Most Creative 100 People of 2015. In September 2015, she won the Emmy Award Best TV Commercial for #likeagirl. In January 2012, Greenfield was awarded the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, US Documentary 2012 for her feature documentary film, The Queen of Versailles. She has been honored three times by American PHOTO magazine, starting with being named one of five "Breakthrough Artists" in the July/August 1995 issue. In 2003, American PHOTO magazine named her one of the "The 25 Most Important Photographers Now". In April 2005, she shared the third spot of the "100 Most Important People in Photography", again in American Photo magazine. She has been twice nominated for the Best Director Award by the DGA (Directors Guild of America) for Documentaries in 2012 and for commercials in 2015. She has received many photography awards and grants, including the Art Directors Club Gold Cube for Photography, National Geographic Grant, the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer (1996), a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, the NPPA Community Awareness Award, and the People's Choice Award at the Moscow Biennial.