Olaf Wipperfürth was born in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He studied philosophy and art history in Germany before moving to Paris in the late nineties
to finalize his doctorate, “L'instant dans l'art et dans la philosophie contemporaine”
- The “moment"- in contemporary art and philosophy, published in 1999.
After his doctorate and supplementary studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academie,
Olaf exclusively dedicated his life and passion to photography + film, projecting his theoretical
and conceptual knowledge into his artistic universe. His art is shown in various exhibitions and book publications,
and explores mainly the themes of absence, trace and ephemeral space.
Deeply influenced by the imagery of film, contemporary dance and german 80 th subculture,
he generated also an captivating body of work in beauty, portrait, fashion photography.
His exquisite lighting combined with a rare talent of capturing movement and emotion,
makes his playful cinematic photography, unique and internationally renowned.
One of his first assignments in fashion was the close collaboration with designer Dries van Noten
for whom he photographed countless images over the following years.
His fashion, beauty and portrait photography is published in leading magazines
and in major brand advertisements.
He lives and works currently between Paris and New York.
Stream - JWT Gallery, London
The Window Collection- BBH, London
Windowblack - NoGood Gallery Paris,
Aquarium - Videoprojection, NoGood, Paris
Beauty in the 21th Century / Traumfrauen - Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Any Human Heart - Pin Up Studios, Paris
TIFA - the Tokyo International Foto Awards. 2018 awarded for the b&w series "Shift".
PX3 - Prix de la photographie, Paris. 2018 awarded for the series "The Mud Cycle"
The aesthetic rest: remarks on a aesthetic of the moment, Doctorate, Titel of the original:
Der ästehische Restwert: Bemerkungen zu einer Ästhetik des Augenblicks, Gerhard Mercator University.
Glas - Quadratur, Text by Prof Dr. C. Rülcker ISBN 3-9806677-2-3
L'intérieur - 24 Poses, Text by Carine Soyer, ISBN 2-84779-005-5
Oceanic Art - Text by A.J.P Meyer, Könemann Edition, ISBN 3-89508-080-2
The Fashion Book - Dries van Noten, Page 476, Phaidon Edition, ISBN 0-7148388-X
The Golden Anniversary _Dries Van Noten, Limited Edition
L'Or blanc du Loch Ness - Text by Hervé Jaouen, Edition Gallimard, ISBN 2-07-050497-2
Dries van Noten - Edition Les Arts Décoratifs, ISBN 978-2-919614-48-0
Beauty in the 21st Century. - Dumont Edition, ISBN 978-3-8321-9102-3
Vogue China, Vogue Italia, Vogue France, Vogue Germany, Vogue Russia, Vogue Turkey,
Uomo Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview Magazine, DANSK, Sure Magazine, Elle UK, Vogue Gioiello, Flair Magazine,
Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ + GQStyle Germany, GQ UK, GQ France, GQ China, GQ Spain, GQ Japan,
Tatler, Achtung Magazin, SZ Magazine, D Magazine, Quadratur Art Magazine, Volt Magazine, The Creator Magazine,
Heroine Magazin, Above, The Telegraph Magazine, Pibe, ES Magazine, Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin,
Harper Bazaar, Muse Magazine, Numero Tokyo.
Cartier, L’Oreal, Kenzo, Balmain, CnC Costume National, De Beers, Chevignon, Faconnable, Printemps,
Dries van Noten, Alfa Romeo, Closed, Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Casio, Cattier Skin, Bicego, Mastercard, Boots,
Lancaster Sun, Sephora, Garnier, Nivea, Dr.Ricaud, Lancaster Skin, Evian, Louis XIV, Leonard, Delvaux,
Triumph, Le Bon Marché, Davidoff, Caudalie, Boucheron, Nike.
© Olaf Wipperfürth