J. KONRAD SCHMIDT

Konrad, professional photographer and art director, was born in the year, George Orwell wrote a book about and Steve Jobs presented the “Macintosh”. He grew up in an architect family in the heart of Germany. After school he moved  and took the chance to tie together the big loves of his life: great photography, aesthetic perfection and team work.

He finished photography studies with excellent examination and ever since works as independant photographer based in Berlin.

Konrad works and lives as a “citizen of everywhere” between countless places all over the world.

J. Konrad Schmidt is considered the “entfant visible” of German photographers.

“Konrad ist ein Kerl, der das, was er macht, gerne richtig machen will und nicht nur mit dem halben Arsch!”

Eva Padberg

photo by LEILA IVARSSON

His work is known to be a composition of timeless elegance and style, rough perfection and an incorruptible glance for women.

In his personal projects and books J. Konrad Schmidt often uses analog black&white film as his way to tell a story within pictures. Not only in the darkroom this passion is a calm search for soul within the moment of exposure. Up close and personal.

J. Konrad Schmidt’s private life is dominated by fine black tea and piano based music.

Group Exhibitions

  • NOW! NOW! NOW!
    Lost in Transformation · BFF exhibition in association with Linhof in Munich
    25th October 2019 till 8th November 2019
  • BFF “50 years anniversary exhibition” in Hamburg · Oberhafen Quartier
    Hamburg · 2019
  • BFF “50 years anniversary exhibition” in Berlin ·
    X LANE by Natulis Group AG

    Berlin · 2019
  • BFF “50 years anniversary exhibition” in Stuttgart · Haus der Wirtschaft
    Stuttgart · 2019
  • “Triebwerk 4” Berlin “REVERSE FORWARD”
    at Kulturbrauerei/Kesselhaus
    Berlin · 2018
  • “Black”· BFF exhibition at photokina 2018
    with Walter Schels, Uwe Düttmann, Christian von Alvensleben and others
    Cologne · 2018
  • Aufschlag X
    BFF exhibition at Barlach Halle K
    Hamburg · 2018
  • “Triebwerk 3” Berlin X Polaroid Originals
    Galerie Albrecht, Berlin-Mitte
    Berlin · 2017
  • 34th AOP Photography Awards Exhibition
    at the Old Truman Brewery, London
    London/UK · 2017
  • SICHT WEISE · BFF exhibition
    Haus der Wirtschaft
    Stuttgart · 2017
  • 09. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition at Barlach Halle K
    Hamburg · 2017
  • JUMP#4 at the Düsseldorf PhotoWeekend 2017
    with Peter Lindbergh, Oliviero Toscani among others
    Düsseldorf · 2017
  • “Triebwerk 2” Berlin
    at Kant Garagen
    Berlin · 2016
  • “Black”· BFF exhibition af photokina 2016
    with Peter Lindbergh and others
    Cologne · 2016
  • L’homage to F. C. Gundlach
    presented at the “Spinnerei Rundgang” in Leipzig
    Leipzig · 2016
  • Pre-Exhibition for the CHRISTIE’s charity auction
    Timmendorfer Strand · Neustadt/Holstein · 2016
  • 08. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition on the occasion of the “ADC Festival”
    Hamburg · 2016
  • Photo Convention “fit for future” Zingst
    Galerie Kunsthallenhotel Vier Jahreszeiten
    Zingst · 2016
  • fotofever
    MUSÉE DU LOUVRE · Paris
    Paris/France · 2015
  • 32nd AOP Photography Awards Exhibition
    at the Old Truman Brewery, London
    London/UK · 2015
  • “Triebwerk 1” at BIKINI Berlin
    Berlin · 2015
  • “The day will come, when photography becomes slow again”
    at the Bucerius Law School Hamburg as part of the triennial of photography 2015 in association with the ZEIT Stiftung
    Hamburg · 2015
  • “Triebwerk” Leipzig
    Autumn tour at “Spinnerei”
    Leipzig · 2015
  • “Nacht der Bilder · Ausgezeichnete Fotografie”
    BFF exhibition at “Haus der Wirtschaft”
    Stuttgart · 2015
  • “JUMP#3”
    Digital BFF exhibition
    Düsseldorf · 2015
  • “Wild Card”
    Digital BFF exhibition as part of the triennial of photography
    Hamburg · 2015
  • 07. Aufschlag 
    BFF exhibition on the occasion of the “ADC Festival”
    Hamburg · 2015
  • Mercedes-Benz me Store
    “Month of Photography”
    Hamburg · 2015
  • fotofever
    MUSÉE DU LOUVRE · Paris

    Paris/France · 2014
  • Fujifilm trade show exhibition
    Photokina fair
    Cologne · 2014
  • 06. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition on the occasion of the “ADC Festival”
    Hamburg · 2014
  • PHOTO-SOIREÉ “Highlights” at “Das weiße Haus”
    in association with AUDI, Hasselblad and Sutor Bank
    Hamburg · 2013
  • 05. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition on the occasion of the “ADC Festival” ·
    Hamburg · 2013
  • DAS WESENTLICHE · LEICA exhibition
    Photokina
    Cologne · 2012
  • 04. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition
    Hamburg · 2012
  • LEICA “COZY UP!” · Berlin Fashion Week
    Exhibition at RECOM ART showroom
    launched by LEICA Camera AG
    Berlin · 2011
  • Photography in a time before the film
    together with his BFF colleague
    Esther Haase at the triennial of photography
    Hamburg · 2011
  • 03. Aufschlag
    The grand BFF exhibition at the triennial of photography
    Hamburg · 2011
  • LEICA trade show exhibition
    Photokina
    Cologne · 2010
  • 02. Aufschlag
    BFF exhibition
    Hamburg · 2010
  • ADC Junior Award exhibition
    Munich · 2008
  • the perfect shape
    atrium of the IHK Munich
    Munich · 2008
  • 7th international photo-triennial
    Franciscan church
    Esslingen / Stuttgart · 2007
  • DEBUT 2006
    Artistcourt “Roter Ochse”
    Schleusingen · 2006

Solo Exhibitions

  • Wunderwelten Festival · Open Air Exhibition
    Friedrichshafen · 2017
  • Fotogipfel Oberstdorf 2017
    “The modern woman image of Europe”
    Festival patron is Ellen von Unwerth

    Oberstdorf · 2017
  • Art After Work #10 at prolab Stuttgart
    Stuttgart · 2016
  • Solo show for “Mercuri Urval”
    Not public · Dresden
    Dresden · 2016
  • “Nur ein Bild”
    M6 Gallery “Farbwerke”
    Hamburg · 2012
  • “Recent Work”
    Artistcourt “Roter Ochse”
    Schleusingen · 2009

Books

  • “HÔTEL NOIR” by J. Konrad Schmidt
    An exclusive collection of dark fantasies.
    Preorder here: www.jkonradschmidt.com/shop
    The book will be published in November 2019

photo by LEILA IVARSSON

Awards

  • IPA Awards · Honorable Mention · 2019
  • 2x AOP Awards London · Best Fashion · 2017
  • 1x AOP Awards London · Best Portrait · 2017
  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris · Self-Portrait · Bronze · 2017
  • BFF-Magazine Award “Merrit” · 2017
  • AOP Awards London · Best Fashion · 2015
  • 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide · 2015
  • Adobe® Influence Partner · 2014
  • BFF Jahrbuch Award “Silver” · 2011
  • Lazi Academy Award · 2009
  • Hasselblad Masters · Semi-Finalist · 2008
  • Rodenstock Photoaward · 2008
  • Lazi Academy Award · 2008
  • PCP Award · 2008

photo by OLIVER ROLF

„There is a real sense of story, and the models seem to be treated with a much more humanistic eye.”

Steve Caddy

In New York with super model Charlene Högger · Video by Evan Guttman

Photo by my Muse

Clients | Companies | Brands

  • Adobe Systems
  • American Apparel
  • BACARDI
  • BMW AG
  • BMW Individual
  • BMW M
  • Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
  • Caroline International
  • Corestate Capital
  • dm-Drogerie
  • ECE
  • Ernst Deutsch Theater Hamburg
  • FOUR Music
  • Frauscher Bootswerft
  • Fujifilm
  • Hamburger Symphoniker
  • Hardenberg-Wilthen
  • Harenberg-Heye-Weingarten
  • HD PLUS
  • IAB Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
  • Interstuhl
  • Jägermeister
  • Karakter Worldwide
  • LEICA Camera AG
  • Mercedes AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercedes-Benz Accessories
  • Mercedes-Benz Bank
  • Mercedes me Store Hamburg
  • Olympus Europe SE
  • Peek&Cloppenburg
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Radeberger
  • Radisson
  • RECKLI
  • Samsung
  • SIGNA Holding
  • Symphoniker Hamburg
  • T-COM
  • TU Hamburg
  • TÜV SÜD
  • Union Investment
  • Veltins
  • WFI AG Suiss

“Pur und roh feiert er in hartem Grau und tiefem Schwarz die Schönheit der Frauen.”

Klaus Mellenthin