| December 2014
it's travel time ...back from Shanghai, here is a short note, a moving one, produced just with my phone.
Now, let's prepare for L.A. ...
| September/October 2014
So the autumn starts with some very interesting projects!
Portraying normal people who start tracking their own activities 24/7, wearing smartbands. Nevertheless also interesting was a one week reportage about Germany’s power grid and finally I just returned from Kasachstan, documenting a brand new air separation plant.
The fact, that I also was asked to take a personal view on Astana, the capital of Kasachstan, brought quite a smile on my face… Exploring this unusual and fast developing city with my heavyweight, lovely Alpa camera was not easy, but led to some images I have to show - as soon as I can ;-)
| August 2014
Annual report GESCHÄFTSBERICHT 2013 of KfW Bankengruppe wins several awards, including a "Honor Medal" at ARC in category/classification Photography/Banks!
I feel honored :-)
Another 3 reports, I was involved, reached my desk!
The HSH Nordbank assigned me to take pictures at a solar power company in south Germany,
Itelligence annual report 2014 slowly becomes something like a long time project... Now since four years, I'm asked to portray their board members :-)
Deutsche Post annual report 2013 used one of my shots from Paris ...
By the way... I did some restructuring on this website: There is a new category, called "series", which mainly contains different theme collections. All series get regularly updates, for example have a look at new images inside "Cities", " At Work Portraits" or "Roads"
| July 2014
A few month ago, I had the chance to come back to one of the most exciting cities, I have been to. Sao Paulo, a more than 20 million people megacity is impressive in so many ways, but it is the only city worldwide without any billbords!
In September 2006, the mayor of São Paulo passed the so-called “Clean City Law" that outlawed the use of all outdoor advertisements, including on billboards, transit, and in front of stores. Within a year, 15,000 billboards were taken down.
So only here you can get a adfree "CityView" - Great!
Despite real bad weather conditions, I absolutely had to fly over ...
have a look >> 30 minutos Sao Paulo
| May/June 2014
Here he is, the latest report we have been working on some weeks ago.
The printed edition of KfW Bank annual report 2013 just hit my desk and I really can tell: this was a fantastic assignment!
Not only because I love traveling, this time traveling to Shanghai, Manila, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero, Berlin and Bergheim was on our list, we also have gained impressive insights into some slums of Manila or different favelas of Rio.
I not only love traveling... enjoying good food for me is always a pleasure, so shooting at the famous Center of Culinary Arts / Manila was just great !
In addition to our classic reportage photography, we have been asked to produce "film images".
| April 2014
A few weeks ago, I worked in one of the world most exciting cities for the first time: Rio de Janeiro !
Wonderful warmhearted locals helped us to get our assignment done. Photoproduction inside different Favelas was quite a challenge - everything worked out perfect! Stay tuned, after publication in a few weeks, I will show this work here…
No, we couldn’t leave Rio without jumping into an helicopter… of course, not without some cameras… have a look at "Rio View", including Estádio do Maracanã, where the world will look at on 13th of July!
| March 2014
Some of our recent work is popping up…
For Henkel, it was already our third year, we were assigned to shoot worldwide for annual und sustainability report 2013.
Germanwings Magazine assigned me for a small story about Japanese people in Düsseldorf. Nice work, just around the corner…
| February 2014
... to a little bit lower degrees of Berlin ;-)
In the mean time, some of our last years work is showing up. For example on the new website of Reifenhäuser, where we shot the main images. Further we produced a series of "at work portraits" for the swiss company GEORG FISCHER. One of our portraits is shown as a lead image here on their website.
| January 2014
2014 has started the same way as 2013 has ended... with traveling. From nice temperatures of Manila to...
| December 2013
Were are back! Back from Shanghai, back from Mexico, back from Bogota, back from....
New insights into new spots drives us ! So preperations for our next projects just started, stay tuned ;-)
Dear clients, thanks for showing us the world in 2013 - Max and Rüdiger
This was really funny, being a fashion photographer... for two days :-)
It was a challenging location, in front of the main railway station in Düsseldorf. shooting young women for a local C & A campaign.
Interested women, walking by, could get dressed, styled, photographed and jump on to local billboards, more than 100 in Düsseldorf for a week!
It's getting busy again!
And we are driving... more than 4000 km inside Germany during the last four weeks, while parts of our recent works have been published already... for example our portrait of Gerhard Weber and his son,
| August 2013
Between October 2012 and March 2013, we have been involved into several annual report projects.
Now, that Messe Frankfurt has published his report, I'm happy to show my part of work here.
| July 2013
Portraying ceo's for annual reports is nothing that makes me nervous…
| June 2013
It's a bit like "same procedure as last year", but in a very pleasant way! We just received a copy of the kfw bank annual report 2012. For me, its report No.12 in a row, not missing a single year of working for this project since 2001.
And again: I'm quite grateful to be a part of this unique longtime and productive relationship :-)
This year, a topic of our assignment was a little trip to Nairobi, where we had a interesting look intp the production of Mango juice...
After quite some time of thinking, negotiations, thinking over and finally deciding, I'm happy to announce my collaboration with Christiane Grosser (WWW.GROSSERFOTOGRAFEN.COM), a well experienced photographers agent, based in Düsseldorf.
Welcome Christiane :-)
| May 2013
I was quite lucky, to do this job :-)
Siemens assigned me to do a reportage about their manufacturing of a digital X-ray system (Multix Select DR) in Shanghai.
The Siemens sustainability report 2012 is out now - have a look !
| April 2013
is the strong titel of the just released Linde Annual Report 2012.
I'm very pleased to be again part of this project, one of the most interesting annual reports I've seen this year, so far...
Have a look at my work, >>
After 2010, this was my second assignment for the just released
This was more or less "easy work", having impressive architecture of the Porsche Museum in the background and two exciting models in the foreground : a superb Porsche 550 Spyder (1953) and a brand new Porsche Boxter.
As usually, we produced with a small team, therefore one of our main tasks for client, assistant & me was keeping lots of tourists out of the picture ;-)
have a 1:36 look!
(Music: repeat orchestra // mango lassi)
Nice feature about cityscapes and me...
published in the german "Photographie" magazine (5/2013) :-)
It's time to report! Assignments for annual and sustainability reports is a growing part of my work. This season, between October 2012 an March 2013, I was invited to work on 12! different report projects, definitely my personal record :-)
As soon the reports arrive on my desk, I will report here…
Let's start with Henkel, my second assignment in a row after the report 2011.
I could contribute a major image part for the Henkel annual and sustainability report 2012. And again, I was forced, and I was pleased! with heavy traveling to United States, Columbia, China, Hungary and Slovakia.
| March 2013
And a warm welcome for Max, my new assistant.
He already graduated from FH Dortmund and will be an enrichment for my work in the future !
(… what he proved well on our first work together assignment for Manager Magazin)
This month will be the last month for Jakob as my first assistant.
Jakob worked for more than three years as my right hand & assistant and will start his own career as a photographer.
I think, he is on the right track >> www.jakobwagner.eu
Thank you for your work and the patience with me ;-)
Fortunately a rather difficult assignment kicked us right on the beach of Fort Lauderdale.
Time to warm up ;-)
March 2013, probably the coldest march I can remember, made driving to different locations between Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bonn & Bielefeld a little tricky...
| February 2013
Between two challenging and outstanding boardshootings, ( I will show after the annual reports are published), another client sent us to Kenia.
One day we went to a impressing production site for tropical juices, on the other day we could meet a farmer family in between their mango trees.
What a warmhearted welcome at the fruit farm near Nairobi ! The mangos were excellent :-)
| January 2013
After staying in China for almost three weeks we returned safe and a little tired back to our home base.
With quite some luck, we could work on projects for three different clients:
Henkel, Linde & Siemens ;-)
2013... we are back on the track! In the last weeks, some nice new tearsheets arrived on my desk:
a portrait of Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düssedorf testing a new Lexus for Manager Magazin 1_2013,
four portraits of engineers, done for ADAC Reisemagazin 1_2013,
I met Lord Davis in London for the Egon Zehnder Magazin "Focus"
and my work for the Bethmann Bank, published in their corporate book 2012.
| November & December 2012
Time is running fast, we are working almost continuously since mid October.
Editorial assignments for "Manager Magazine" and "Adac Reisemagazin" are followed by working on behalf of several "annual report" projects.
Till now, we could contribute our work to Thyssen Krupp, Linde, Henkel, Deutsche Post, Volkswagen & Qiagen. We have seen a lot new spots, by traveling to China, United States, Colombia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Hungary, Latvia & Germany.
So please, stay tuned - there are still projects in the pipeline ;-)
Have a look at "Shutr", an extensive and amazing photomagazine from the Netherlands.
I feel honoured to find 16 pages of my recent work + interview.
New & bigger! Retina Ready and 12 recent portraits added… During the last couple of weeks, we (thanks to Jakob!) replaced almost every image on my website with hidpi pics to enjoy this website on Retina displays like iPad and upcoming Retina equipped computers. And if working on a large screen, please try to blow up this site… :-)
| August 2012
Well, during my work of the last years, I portrayed quite some CEO Portraits ...
This time, luckily it was no "procedure like last time" ;-) We had a little bit more than 3 minutes and thanks to the scientific location including a cooperatively and polite CEO, everthing was running very smoth.
QIAGEN is the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies.
These portraits were done on behalf of Matinee, an advertorial of the Bethmann Bank, published online, as iPad App and printed as advertisement.
| July 2012
It's not very common, having the opportunity to shoot 11 annual reports without a breake for one client since 2001.
A unique longtime and productive relationship : Thank you very much!
Have a look into our last kfw annual report 2011, released just a few weeks ago.
| June 2012
what a day, we were assigned to shoot portraits of the internationally recognized German meteorologist and oceanographer Professor Dr. Mojib Latif.
Pouring rain all day long - just perfect conditions for the tv-team and me ;-)
"Industry Area" is another main focus of my work. The re-edit with lots of new work is online, now ;-)
It's June 2012... and we still continue to report about the last annual reports we did :-)
Last year we could win another new client :
"Deutsche Apotheker und Ärztebank" has chosen us to take several portraits for their annual report 2011.
Pure Portraits with authentic people, I really love this kind of work - take a look here !
And: Thanks to Lesmo, well done !
Another of my work-in-progress portfolios has been updated with new work. Have a look at my new edit of "Cities & Roads"
| April 2012
Nothing special, nothing professional, but we had to ;-) …
As we started the never-ending process of re-editing assignment work of the past months with purpose of upcoming portfolio and website updates some days ago, we set up a small new series called "on my way to work" as a tribute to all the hours we had to spent on planes in the past months.
So in the future, I will continue to have a open eye and a ready to shoot camera on my knees, whenever I'm fixed into plane...
Again…. We did it again! The just released Linde annual report 2011 is full of our work!
We have seen lots of outstanding and interesting Linde projects:
Like the world’s largest gas-to-liquids facility in the State of Qatar. A site, we have been to two years ago for the first time.
CO₂ recycling with tomatoes ? Near Rotterdam, Carbon dioxide emitted from a Shell oil refinery is used for speeding up vegetable and plant growth in Dutch greenhouses.
Using CO₂ to produce regenerative fuels? We were allowed to have a look into the high-tech labs of Sapphire, located in San Diego.
Turning waste into biofuel? It works! At the Altamont landfill site, California. Gas originates from composting waste, is converted into liquid biogas.
Fuel-cell vehicles may drive us into a hydrogen society. We had to get up early, to take pictures at a fuelling station in Oakland, California. In Berlin, a rooftop has been the perfect shot view ;-)
In Mirfa, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), we shot 2008 nothing, except the plain desert. Now, we came back to a full working air separation plant.
And… no report without traveling to China! We could get a look outside and inside Suntech’s headquarters in Wuxi, the world largest solar cell manufacturer.
Again :-) A superb assignment on behalf of The Linde Group, a client we serve since 2005!
| March 2012
They are coming… It's reporting time! We just received a heavy piece of paper - the brand new Henkel Corporate Report 2011, containing annual report 2011 and sustainability report 2011. The project brought us between October 2011 and January 2012 to France, Austria, Poland, China, Philippines, United States of America and our home base, Düsseldorf ;-) A really interesting and huge piece of portrait - work, Henkel used more than 70 of our images in both reports.
Sometimes it takes a little longer, until recent tear sheets reach my desk… We just found a cover & reportage inside the client magazine "Linde - Technology" about one of the world largest and fascinating liquefied natural gas production facilities. We visited Hammerfest, located in the very north of Norway three times during the past years. It was not that easy, to structure a working day when daylight is available 24h nonstop in summertime. More fascinating was wintertime, without any daylight, except 1-2 hours of a very special arctic light.
And, portrait work is ongoing :-)
I just returned from Bavaria, where I met Prof. Dr. Claus Hipp , who is the director of the Hipp-Factory.
| February 2012
Magazines, welcome back! I really appreciate to do interesting editorial portrait assignments these days.
In London, I met Lord Davies of Abersoch (former Minister for Trade for the UK Government),
in Hamburg I photographed the Founder of XING, Lars Hinrichs and
in Hilden we were assigned for a portrait of Peer M. Schatz (CEO of Qiagen).
All to be published in the near future… just published now, is for example a Portrait of Anke von Dewitz (leading the management of Vaude)
| January 2012
Hello 2012! Actually there is nothing really new - just work! We are finishing our work on four annual reports and one sustainability report. After a short holiday break, we spent 8 days with traveling and 10 days shooting for our clients. And - we love the alternation: from a rainy Shanghai to sunny Arizona to freezing schwäbische Alb ;-)
| December 2011
This month again - is full of interesting work for us: we finished our part of the upcoming Linde annual report and startet to work for the coming annual reports of Apo Bank, Henkel & kfw Bank !
In between all this report-work, we could do a very close feature about a scottish scientist and his frog! stay tuned and have a peaceful christmas !!! Thanks a lot to all your support during this successful year - My family, my clients & my assistants!
| October 2011
... we are on the road, we are on the plane, since begining of september almost continuously. Different projects brougth us across Europe, to the US west coast, to Katar and United Arabic Emirates. Asia is scheduled for Novermber :-)
We’re honored to announce that Die Deutsche Post AG is winner of "best annual report 2011" competition, organized by german manager magazin (Issue October 2011)
Luckily we were assigned to do the photography work for this report on behalf of "Häfelinger & Wagner Design"
| September 2011
After a growing number of requests, we introduce a edition prints sector here on my website. From now on every image on nehmzow.de is available as a limited edition Fine Art Print. Prints up to a edition number of 30.
| August 2011
The judges of "Photography Book Now" at Blurb, have nominated my books "cities & roads" and "hydro power" for the Photography Book Now People's Choice award.
If you like - you can vote for me!
Please go here , search for "nehmzow" and vote for one of the two books,
Thanks a lot !
Some month ago, we were assigned by Jung von Matt to take a special portrait of the Vermögens-Manufaktur Board. Artbuying & Production were really busy to get these special chairs incuding their permissions to shoot. But, everything went well, the image brochure is out now - and, the client is happy!
Enjoy one minute making of ;-)
| July 2011
diploma for best photography !
At "BERLINER TYPE 2011" , Linde Annual Report 2010 succeeded in the final round and was awarded a diploma for best photography. The international competition recognizes the best publication filings with Bronze, Gold and Silber and award diplomas for outstanding individual performances.
Congratulations to Peter Schmidt Group and The Linde Group! "Wetterfest" - the Linde annual report 2009 has been awarded as "Best of Corporate Publishing 2011"
Jury: "A complex subject clearly and easily implemented comprehensible, courageously visual language, clear structure and credible journalistic storytelling"
My "cites & roads" portfolio has been updatet :-) And again, I published it as a blurb - book. It is my fourth series published as a book. If you want, you can preview every page, even in fullscreen mode .
| June 2011
Award winning was last year - Now I'm part of the jury! I feel honoured :-)
The Kommunikationsverband E.V. has opened the GoldenEye BtoB photo Award, in order to strengthen the value of the photography within BtoB communication.
Welcome a new client, Hello Henkel :-)
We just finishing a more than two weeks corporate photoproduction, which brought us to Shanghai, Arizona and New Jersey in one track.
Timezone hopping was arduously, but a wonderful assignment !
| May 2011
We did it again! The major part , in total 50 images, of the just released Linde annual report 2010 is our work!
Six weeks of photoproduction brought us to exciting projects in Germany, India, China and Ecuador. A superb assignment on behalf of The Linde Group, a client we serve since 2005!
| April 2011
London calling... suddenly we had a short meeting with Raùl, at Schalke 04, assigned by the Guardian newspaper.
Back to melting iron again! We just finished a one week shooting for ThyssenKrupp, unfortunately we did not wear the fire-proof jackets every day
| March 2011
It is a heavy piece of paper - the new annual report of Volkswagen. We found some white & light sportcars @ Lamborghini near Bologna. Unfortunately we could not take the test drive.... only pictures ;-)
The annual report 2010 of Deutsche Post has been released. My Choice was a nice chance for me, doing some "studiolike" work
| February 2010
One of our assignments brought us right into the heart of South Germany, to the black Forest - which was one day again - totally white - Wonderful !
| January 2011
The annual report season keeps us busy, starting photoproduction for annual report of the Kfw Bank. It is our 9th report since 2001 for this client, without a break!
For the first time, in collaboration with my favorite photographers agency Laif, we can participate the photoproduction of the upcoming annual report of Salzgitter AG.
A very hot experience !
I wish everybody a happy & successful 2011 !
After a short holiday break, we just started to prepare a studio shoot, for the first time on behalf of Jung von Matt!
| December 2010
Back home again, after more than 15 days of photo production in Asia, two of our recent portraits were published this week. We found Bernhard Mattes, CEO Ford Germany, in the german Focus Magazine this week …
… and Rene Obermann, CEO of deutsche Telekom, published in the client magazine of Egon Zehnder International.
From nice temperatures of Kolkata to a frozen cold Shanghai. Our local scout Bowen prepared some amazing viewpoints to shoot the urban Shanghai...
… where we found some very friendly chinese people. They will show up in some of our pictures!
Traveling does not stop these days. Exciting to be back in India, more exciting to be the first time in Kolkata. And: you never shoot alone...
| November 2010
Just finished our five day photoshoot in Ecuador. We could have been so happy with amazing Landscapes, unfortunately too much rain was a little bit against us ;-)
Award won, twice!
The Kommunikationsverband E.V. had written out the 1st GoldenEye BtoB photo Award, in order to strengthen the value of the photography within BtoB communication. Out of altogether 517 submitted photos 12, winners photos were selected, which are printed 2011 as calendar pictures of the first GoldenEye BtoB calendar.
Working on annual report season just started: for the first time, we will supply the upcoming annual report of Volkswagen with our photographic work. In a first step, we traveled to Italy where we got in touch with eye-catching fast cars :-)
Since 2005 we produce a major part of the pictures for The Linde Group annual reports. Last week, we started the photoproduction, annual report 2010. Spoiled with perfect weather, we took a deep look into a bavarian forest !
The ranking of the best "Annual Reports 2009", provided by the german "manager magazine" is out now. And two reports with our pictures scored very well!
Congratulations to "deutsche Post", which scored second in total.
We are very happy about the second place in category "Design" for "The Linde Group", where we produced the main part of the images.
"The images inside the annual report of the Linde Group are unique and unmistakable" (the judges) :-)
| September 2010
Just finished a six day photoshoot for Viessmann, one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems.
The Kampen - Lech campaign goes on. A sunny , but cold day, a helpful tractor and ...
...a great a team made it possible. Stay tuned for a release next year!
| August 2010
Finally it's released, the making of clip of the global DHL photoshooting. Thanks a lot to Stefanie, Creative Director of Meta Design, for keeping the camera running, as well as the whole shoot!
Finally, my report about cruise ships in Sicily for ADAC Reisemagazin has been published. Click here for more pics.
| July 2010
Proudly we can announce to be part of the just released ‘BLICKFANG – Deutschlands beste Fotografen’ yearbook. Once again, it presents the 'status quo' of professional photography in Germany.
Find our best of clouds collection on this website here.
For Commerzbank, we shot the new branded Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants gave us their confidence to shoot their international Partner Meeting 2010.
For the DB Schenker client magazine "Logistics", we shot Dr. Thomas Lieb.
| June 2010
I'm being sent to Sicily by ADAC Reisemagazin . A superb, editorial assignment, took me there for the first time. This report will be released in the end of August. Stay tuned!
| Mai 2010
Another CEO Portrait on our list, We met Ben Lipps, Chairman of the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), shooting him for the client magazine "Focus" of Egon Zehnder International.
Completing our DHL Project, Part 2, we traveled from Rotterdam to Felixstowe as guests of one of the biggest container ships of the world, the Emma Mearsk. A impressive journey,...
… sleeping two nights in cosy cabins,...
...meeting a helpful crew with a wonderful captain!
Here's a sneak preview!
| April 2010
After long and complicated travels to Paris, Eyjafjallajökull kept planes on the ground. Despite volcano ashes, I met Patrick Thomas, CEO of Hermès, shot once more for the client magazine "Focus" of Egon Zehnder International.
Boris (left) is leaving :-( Thank's having assisted me during the past 5 years !!! Welcome Jakob (right) , my new assistant :-)
| March 2010
Let's continue with the DHL Project in Hamburg, Venice...
...Shanghai, Singapore, Braunschweig and Berlin.
| February 2010
Preparing for part 2 of our work for DHL, let's start in Switzerland…
…and see how the little yellow car climbs up the mountain...
… as well as in Spain.
| January 2010
Having been satisfied over the past 9 years, the Kfw Bank gave us their confidence to shoot their upcoming Annual Report 2009. Several Kfw financed projects, for example the new German Capital Airport Berlin Schönefeld, kept us busy traveling throughout Germany…
… plus a trip to Kenya, visiting a geothermal power production site.
| Dezember 2009
Continuing working for the upcoming Linde Annual Report 2009, we produced several images in Germany. One highlight for this report was our trip to Qatar, visiting a site, employing 50.000 workers. Very impressive !
Very hot, very exhausting...
...and very safe!
| November 2009
Yellow, the color of the month! We spent the whole month with a photoproduction, taking longer than 5 weeks, for DHL, the biggest German logistic company. Germany, Switzerland, Denmark...
…United Arabic Emirates, France and Hong Kong we did without a break. The extraordinary and strenuous weeks were incredibly great with my team!
| Oktober 2009
Started working again for the next upcoming Linde Annual Report 2009, we traveled first to Sao Paulo, shooting production facilities and employees. After that, we traveled on to Manaus, looking forward to do one of our most exciting jobs ever: Catching the clouds, from the open door of a plane, up at 20.000feet / 6.000m - what a task! That was really overwhelming. Thanks to Contra Service for their prep and production!
| September 2009
Voith Hydro sent us to Spain, a wonderful landscape and almost 1000km between two hydropower stations in La Muela...
...and San Esteban were scheduled… and done
We had two extraordinary portrait assignments: a 60 second speedy session with Professor Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, CEO of The Linde Group for the client magazine "Focus" of Egon Zehnder International. And...
... Simone Bagel-Trah, (Chairman of the supervisory board of Henkel) for the German "Manager Magazine". She spent a total of 60 minutes on us, - great!
| August 2009
Portrait of Iris Nowacki, Psychologist, for the Swiss Magazine "Annabelle", shot in her wonderful and huge garden in Gelsenkirchen.