Olaf Hein does what portrait photography sets out to do, and that many aspire to; following an angle of truth in a moment unique to that time. Though it appears effortless, the style of drawing out the distinct character of the subject through consideration of light and shadow, environment, and poise is masterfully handled by Hein in a way that defines the moment and defies authorship—who is posing who? The push and pull between the portrait subject’s actions and the viewpoint of the image often keep us on our toes as we tumble through flames, landscapes, and arena stages. These compositions have a theatrical flair to them, a moment of “Wow,” which comes as no surprise as Hein has photographed for Adidas, Coca Cola, Nike, Rolex, Rolling Stone, Stern Magazine and Vanity Fair; including musicians, writers, actors, and athletes, such as Kurt Cobain, Iggy Pop, U2, and Nick Cave. His meticulous eye for detail keeps us coming back for more as his images contain more than can be seen at once, arresting attention with details so sharp they may cut your eyes.
A renowned portrait photographer, Calmer is celebrated for his unmatched creativity and clever wit. With an uncanny ability to transform even the simplest concepts into captivating imagery, Matthias is recognized for his creative compositions that leave your jaw on the floor. Careful research and intuition is behind his success in capturing the essence of rock […]
Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.