sport photography Feb 2013Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
KME Studios - Michael Müller
Holger Thalmann PhotographyMunich
Laurence J PhotographyDublin
ManaMediaUK - EUROPE - NORTH AMERICA
Peter Beavis PhotographyLondon
Rob Matthews PhotographyLondon
Victor Wang StudiosSan Francisco
Munich-based advertising photographer Bernhard Lang works for magazines, agencies and direct clients including Audi, EHC Redbull München, Getty Images, TSV 1860 München, Uhlsport, T-Mobile, and many others.
He specialises in sports, people and lifestyle, portrait, corporate and industry as well as aerial photography, and also offers in-house post production.
David Ellis' passion for creating beautiful, memorable images combined with his love of sport has led to an incredible year of sports-orientated work in 2012.
Notably, he was one of only four photographers commissioned to shoot for the Official 2012 Olympic and Paralympic brochures. He also shot a wealth of athletes for a variety of editorial articles and advertising campaigns.
David has also had the privilege to photograph two of the world's top athletes. In September, he flew to LA and photographed and directed a 1-minute film of LeBron James for the campaign of the tenth Nike signature shoe, the 'LeBron X'.
David concluded his year by photographing the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, for the 2013 Virgin Media campaign for BBH.
Frank Rapp is a Boston based advertising and editorial photographer who specializes in sports, portrait, lifestyle, landscape and still-life photography. For more than two decades Frank has created compelling images for the advertising and design industry. Never willing to settle for easy solutions, his energy and infectious enthusiasm inspires those with whom he collaborates.
Some of his clients include: Arnold Worldwide, Atomic, Converse, Dooney & Bourke, Etonic, FootJoy, Franklin Sports, Furla, Hill Holliday, Health Magazine, Holland-Mark, Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Mullen, Olgivy, Puma, Rowenta, Reebok, Rolling Stone, Staples, Stonyfield Farms and Titleist.
KME studios' photographer Michael Müller is specialised in sports, lifestyle and people photography.
His spectrum ranges from fantastic landscape scenes and action-packed snapshots to expressive portraits and the fine details of its surroundings.
He skillfully masters the varieties of ambient lighting and light situations and is known for his very graphic and reduced visual language.
His authentic and dynamic photography communicates atmosphere, soul and emotion.
Fredrik Clement specialises in sport, action and lifestyle photography. He shoots editorial and advertising assignments worldwide, and always makes time for personal projects.
Recent clients include Adidas, Nike, Red Bull, Engelhorn Sport, Saxo Bank and Rapha.
Feel free to get in touch with suggestions, questions or collaborations.
Holger Thalmann feels comfortable shooting in urban, outdoor and studio environments. His ability to catch spirit and motion translates to many genres including fashion, transportation and sports.
Over recent years he has worked for Atomic, Peak Performance, Nike Instructor Club, Toni Sailer, ORTOVOX, ION Bike, Rose Bike, Freeride Mag, Off Road Mag, Rollerblade, Mysportswear and Playground.
Aside from stills, Holger also provides motion pictures for Web, trade shows and TV commercials.
John Lamb is a highly experienced location and studio sports photographer, shooting both action shots in extreme locations and highly polished, stylised studio work.
Recent projects include:
- Prestige Outdoor in Chamonix (stills and video).
- Powerleague in North London (stills only).
- Tour De France Alpine stages (video).
- Altostratus Penthouse London (stills only).
- The Grand Tetons in Wyoming (personal project).
Lars-Arne Scharl constantly looks for new challenges as a photographer. His origins lie in action sports photography, a field known for its versatility and beauty but also for its physical demands and often extreme shooting conditions.
Lars began his photographic career in 2006 and a year later won the 'Wettbewerb für Sportfotografie 2007', Germany's biggest competition for young sports photographers.
He loves to spend his time in the wild, capturing action sports in natural environments when the light is best - even if that means spending hours in -20°C temperatures and then having about five minutes of great light to work with!
Recent photo travels have taken him to Russia, South Africa and Finland. Besides his photography, Lars also produced a short video clip in 2012 - a low-budget film edited by Fabian Kluhs, for which the two of them travelled to Spain and Finland to accompany a young bike athlete. The clip has been viewed more than 80,000 times on YouTube alone.
Recent clients include Red Bull, Kempa, iXS, DMR Bikes, Dartmoot Bikes and NS Bikes.
Since 2011, he has been a member of the f-stop Staff Pro team.
Laurence is passionate about making the ordinary seem extraordinary. Known for his dramatic photography, he seeks to convey a quiet and soulful intensity in his imagery through his keen sense of lighting, direction and production.
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Laurence mostly works on location. His focus is on people and sports photography for commercial, non-profit and editorial clients that include major global brands as well as small independents.
Clients Include Coca-Cola, Unum, Bristol Myers Squibb, Takeda Pharamceutical Company, Governmental Departments and Local Government Bodies.
Based in London, Levon has been shooting for high end clients for the last 12 years. He is regularly commissioned by agencies in Europe and the US for campaigns based around sport.
Whether shooting professional athletes or celebrating fans, Levon captures the emotion of sport in a clear distinctive style. In recent years, he has also been shooting portrait and lifestyle campaigns for brands such as Nokia, O2 and Omega.
Levon has had a busy start 2013, shooting projects for Mazda and GoSport, plus cover shoots for TIME Magazine, Men's Health and Wired.
Levon is represented by Bonakdar Cleary in the UK and Bransch in the US, Germany and France.
ManaMedia provides production services and full creative planning for photography, video and TVC, specialising in lifestyle and fashion with dedicated expertise in sports advertising - this includes Olympics, World Cup and European Championship Football, Action Sports, NBA Basketball, Baseball, Cycling, NFL, World Cup Rugby, Running, Women’s Training and Elite Track and Field Athletics.
With offices in the UK, the EU and North America, M A N A delivers exceptional work for inspirational brands, including BMW, Buick, Canon, Carlsberg, Converse, Heineken, Kronenbourg, Microsoft, Nike, Quiksilver and Red Bull, as well as partnering with global agencies such as Wieden & Kennedy, Fred and Farid, Dentsu, Ogilvy, Sid Lee, 180 Amsterdam, AKQA and RG/A.
UK, European, US and international production and creative planning services include art buying, creative concept development, executive production, art direction, account management, project management, rights management, photo production, motion production, location management, talent/casting, choreography, music/audio curating, athlete/artist management, event management and post production.
Paul Calver is a freelance sports, portrait and lifestyle photographer based in London.
Working in a natural, energetic and graphic style, Paul's work is inspired by a passion and understanding for the sports he photographs.
Paul has recently worked for high profile brands such as Adidas, Rapha, Bupa + Red Bull.
Paul is represented by Balcony Jump, London. More of his work can be seen at his website.
"Two days in the sweltering heat of Salt Lake City, and the local kids were completely addicted to skating the bowls. Despite the intensity and speediness of bowl skating, there’s something graceful about the way they ride the bowl’s walls, creating a deep, coarse rumbling sound which contrasts with a sudden, metallic clash as their trucks grind against the iron lip.
"The skaters were passionate, fearless and often hilarious. Skateboarding is an art form which defies rationalisation. During this project, I felt totally absorbed in this kind of lawless world where incredibly talented people are free to truly express themselves, without caring whatsoever about outside societal approval."
Munich-based photographer Peter Schreiber's passion for both sea and speed comes from his past as a professional windsurfer. Today, he chases that passion across the world's oceans capturing the glory of mega-yachts. His aim is not only to show the boats but to smell the water, feel the wind and hear the waves through his pictures.
Shooting with specially designed waterproof equipment and rigs allows him to get closer to the boats than their skippers would like! He still manages to catch his speed thrills, however, shooting motorcycles for various clients such as BMW, Ducati and Hein Gericke.
Peter spends the rest of the year travelling around the world to shoot for various advertising and fashion clients.
He is represented by Mary Bin Photographers.
Phil Haynes has burst onto the London photographic scene as part of the new generation of sports photographer who is in complete control of his images from production, photographing through to retouching. Phil is full of energy, creativity and passion.
Following a meteoric rise through assisting some of the top advertising photographers in the UK, Phil continued working on a sports portfolio that has been a work-in-progress over the last two years.
Phil candidly admits that his reasoning for mainly shooting sport is the result of him being a failed athlete. "This way I get to portray myself through whoever I am shooting, I decide how high I want them to jump or how fast to run, and secretly I am portraying myself as an athlete."
Rob Matthews is a London-based specialist sports photographer who is equally happy on location as he is in the studio.
Visit his website to see more of his work.
Robert Eikelpoth was born in 1980 and raised between Croatia, Germany and England.
His work focuses on sport, people and portraiture. Clients include Adidas, Nike, Sennheiser, Smart, Universal Music, Stern Magazine, GQ and many more from within the music industry.
Recent examples of Robert’s work include campaigns for Fuji, Procter & Gamble, AD Magazine, The Guardian (Observer UK) and Pilsner Urquell.
Robert has collected numerous awards in his career including 2011 Clio Award, One Show Design Award, New York Festival; 2010 Cannes Lions; 2009 Clio Award, New York Festival, Cresta Award and a nomination for Hasselblad Masters Award.
He is based in Düsseldorf and represented in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by PAM-Mirjam Böhm.
Ted Grambeau is a world-renowned active lifestyle, surf and adventure photographer. Shooting advertising, fashion and action in some of the most remote regions on the planet for the last 30 years, Ted’s commercial clients range from Apple, Ripcurl, Redbull and Quiksilver to Billabong, BMW and Patagonia, to name but a few.
He has shot surfing images in some of the most unlikely areas, including Iceland, Russia, Mozambique and Madagascar. With a formal photographic background from RMIT in Melbourne and experience assisting legendary Magnum photographer Burt Glinn in New York, Ted’s style has a solid technical foundation combined with the influence of photojournalism, resulting in real pictures from real situations.
With experience from years photographing in surf in the impact zone, Ted now translates this knowledge to fashion, advertising and editorial in and around the water.
Berlin-based photographer Tino Pohlmann focuses on portraiture, lifestyle, sport and landscape work.
He also continues to develop his personal images. His latest work includes a story about the New York bicycle messenger for Zipments USA, a international campaign with Messenger legend Squid for Bern Unlimited, and a 2013 roadbike catalogue for Canyon Bicycles.
He also continues his personal series 'Captured', the photographic summary of how Tino perceived the Tour de France: as a myth that goes beyond sport. The illustrated book will be published by Seltmann & Soehne in time for the 100th Tour de France in June 2013.
Authentic, sincere, personal: this represents both Victor Wang's working and photographic styles. For active movement and introspective moments, he has been able to capture not only how athletes look and move, but how they feel physically and emotionally. By investing time in getting to know his subjects and their sports, he is able to capture moments that are sincere and emotional: true expressions of what is on the inside as well as the outside. And whether through emotional portraiture or apex-focused sports, he shows the personal and sporting side of every athlete.
Victor is based in San Francisco but has travelled globally to shoot world champions and Olympic athletes, including Tiger Woods, Drew Brees, Andre Ward, Alex Morgan, Heather Mitts, Natalie Coughlin and Ronaldinho.