Christian Schmidt Photography
B E I N G S C H M I D T
„Schmidt" is one of the most common German lastnames. There are countless Schmidts. Even Christian Schmidts... Politicians, beer brewers, software developpers, lawyers, soccer players, roads, even schools... and photographers. All named Christian Schmidt.
This Christian Schmidt is one of the photographers.
Growing up as a Christian Schmidt means you have to try to set apart from all the other Schmidts.
Young Christian was a basketball player. With 15 he even played for the german junior national team. But then he found something better. A camera.
Born and raised in Göttingen / Germany ( with many other Schmidts). A photography school in Stuttgart followed by years of assisting other photographers ( no other Schmidts this time ). And, he always knew, as a Christian Schmidt you have to go the extramile.
Today Christian is working as an international recognized photographer . He has more than 15 years of experience, working for clients and agencies in Germany, Europe and the US.
His work always shows a passion for the Simple, the Graphic and the Atmospheric. His attention to detail and fine sensitive feeling for atmosphere brought him more than 100 awards and recognition in the art market. His problemsolving and calm attitude and his sense of humor helps creating oustanding work even when time is tight or weather is tricky. No matter if it's somewhere in the wilderness in Canada, from a helicopter in France or around the corner in his hometown.
Beside his commissioned work Christian is passionate about his personal projects. His work was exhibited several times at, for example the Paris Photo or the gallery Cameraworks in Berlin. Some of his work is available in limited editions and was sold to art lovers and collectors.
Christian lives with his family, two daughters ( and some other Schmidts ) in Stuttgart.
* Interview in PHOTOGRAPHIE
* Interview Blickfang
*Seltmann Die Alben
* Luerzers Archive
* Detailed List of Awards
AWARDS - selected
2018 / Gregor Calendar Award for Seltmann Photocalendar / LuerzersArchive 200 best photographer's worldwide
2017 / Communication Arts PhotoAnnual, Award of Excellence / LeBook Connections LA & SF West Coast Creative Award Winner / ADC Deutschland, Auszeichnung Fotografie / BFF Magazin Deutschland, Silber
2016 / AI-AP, American Photography, Book / BFF Magazin Deutschland, 2xSilber / IPA, International Photography Awards, LA, Honorable mentions / LuerzersArchive, 200 best photographer‘s worldwide /Gosee Awards, Finalist, Berlin
2015 / AOP, Photographers Award London / IPA, International Photography Awards, LA, Honorable mentions / Communication Arts PhotoAnnual, Awards of Excellence / ADC Deutschland, Auszeichnung Fotografie / BFF Magazin Deutschland, Silber / PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Silver award / PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Honorable mentions / Gosee Awards, Silver + Awarded, Berlin
2014 / Applied Arts, Toronto, Awards / LuerzersArchive, 200 best photographer‘s worldwide / IPA, One Shot Spaces, LA, Honorable mentions / ADC Global, New York, Merit / Kontinent Award / Shortlisted
2013 / AOP, Photographers Award London, Best in category / PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Bronze award PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Gold award and category winner / One Eyeland Photoaward, Gold, Silver, 3 x Bronze, Finalist
2012 / LuerzersArchive, 200 best photographer‘s worldwide, Graphis Photoannual, New York, Merit, IPA, International Photography Awards, LA, Honorable mentions
CLIENTS - selected
ABB, ABN Amro, Allianz, American Express, Audi, Augusta Masters, Bitburger, Canon, Credit Suisse,
Chrysler, Deutsche Telekom, DPD, Dunlop, EADS, FAZ, Finlandia Vodka, Geo, General Electric,
Ford, Goodyear, Hewlett-Packard, Jaguar, Kodak, Krumbach, L'Oreal, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz,
Microsoft, Michelin, Nissan, North Carolina Tourism, Pfizer, Range Rover, Renault, RBS, RWE,
Siemens, Skoda, Swiss, T-Mobile, Toyota, Uptravi, Vaillant, Volkswagen, Volvo, Die Zeit
AGENCIES - selected
antoni, Berlin / Blue Hive / GTB, London / BBDO, New York / Campbell Ewald, Detroit /
Cayenne, Amsterdam / Cline, Davies & Mann, New York / Draft FCB, Hamburg /
DDB Hamburg / TBWA Chiat Day, LA / Erdmann Peisker, Biel/ Fallon , Prague /
Goodby Silverstein,San Fransisco / Jung von Matt, Hamburg/ KPG Designgroup Täferrot /
KNSK, Hamburg / GPP, Stuttgart / Grey, London / Grey Düsseldorf / Grey New York /
Gruner und Jahr, Hamburg / Hudson Rouge, New York / Leo Burnett Frankfurt /
Leo Burnett Berlin / Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte / McCann Erickson, Frankfurt /
McCann Erickson, Düsseldorf / Northlich Cincinatti / Ogilvy & Mather, Frankfurt /
Ogilvy & Mather, London / Ogilvy & Mather, New York / Panama, Stuttgart / Publicis
München / Publicis, Zürich / Publicis, London / Publicis West, Seattle / Philipp und Keuntje,
Hamburg / Saatchi und Saatchi, Düsseldorf / Scholz & Friends, Berlin / Scholz & Friends,
Düsseldorf / Scholz & Friends, Hamburg / Serviceplan AG Zürich / Strichpunkt Design,
Stuttgart / Team Allianz@Munich / Team One, LA / Team Detroit, Dearborn / TAG London /
Werbung etc. Stuttgart / Wäldemeister München / Imaginary Forces, New York / Pepperzak,
Hamburg / Young & Rubicam, Paris / Young & Rubicam, Irvine / Young & Rubicam, London
/ TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Vat-id. No. DE 175 362 554
Silberburgstraße 119 a, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany Tel.+49.711.6151133
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This website and all its images are protected by copyrights. All images on this website are copyright Christian Schmidt. Images or details of the images may not be used for any purposes without permission of Christian Schmidt. Unauthorized use or reproduction is strictly prohibited and all copyrights infringements are pursued.
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