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Alisha Schnelle
Creative Consultant
Phone Munich: +49 89 189 55 25 22


Niko Schmid-Burgk views his work as a documentary of faces. With his unique way of directly yet still respectfully approaching his subjects he pulls you into his work. He doesn`t only show the person behind the portrait but manages to capture their personality with his camera and his exceptional feeling for light and space.
After completing his studies at the Bavarian academy for photography in Munich he spend two years as an assistant for fashion photographers before going on a business trip to Australia where he decided to stay and start his career as a freelance photographer. He established himself as a regular photographer for Australian Vogue during which he shot many celebrities. After a three year stay in Sydney he decided to return to Germany in 1991 and opened his own studio in Munich.
Since then he has been contributing to important magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Icon or SZ Magazine. Next to his editorial work he has also created many big national and international campaigns, shooting for well known advertising agencies and clients around the world. Not only does Niko Schmid-Burgk work on big international campaigns like recently for Montblanc with Hugh Jackman but also on projects like a documentation for the German world hunger organization portraying people and their fate in various flash points of the world. This versatility gives him a distinctive hand writing that pulls itself through all his images.
Devarrieux & Villaret, DDB Wordlwide, Euro RSCG, FCB, Grey Worldwide, Heye & Partner, Heisters & Partner, Independent Medien Design, Jung von Matt Neckar, Jung von Matt, J. Walter Thompson, KMS, M.E.C.H., Montfort Werbung, Saints, Scholz & Friends Berlin, Serviceplan, Springer & Jacoby, TBWA, TGC, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis, Wunderhaus,
ARD, American Express, Audi, Brockhaus, Burda Foundation, Commerzbank, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Welthunger Hilfe, DWS, E-ON, E-Plus, FIM, Foundation de France, Gildemeister Werkzeugmaschinen, Knorr, K+S AG, LBBW, Lufthansa, Loewe, Lotterie Bayern, McDonald‘s, O2, Opel, Philip Morris, RTL, Siemens, Sony, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Swissclick, Takeda, Thyssen Krupp, Dallmayer, Commerzbank, Vodafone, ZDF, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vanity Fair, Süddeutsche Magazin, Vogue Australia, Vogue Germany, Vogue Business, Audi Magazin, EnBW, Mercedes Magazin,