About


Born in Düsseldorf in 1968, Philipp Rathmer is a photographer in the international fashion, lifestyle and advertising industries. He worked in New York from 1993 to 1994, and has worked from Hamburg since 1995.

 As well as advertising and editorials he has photographed celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Christoph Waltz, Juliette Lewis, Jogi Löw, Luciano Pavarotti, Daniel Brühl, Vanessa Mae, Jay-Z, Michael Schumacher and many others. His charity work has included involvement in aid projects for the Hear the World Foundation. 

Although highly diverse, his work retains a style all of its own. Philipp Rathmer frequently uses light in completely new ways. He achieves proximity to the people he portrays, accentuating naturalness and the singularity of each character.

Client List (selected)


Advertising 

SKY, DHL, Lufthansa, TUI, PRO7, KAI, Artemis, AMG, ZDF, Weleda, Vodafone, Mercedes, Strellson, Nivea, Schwarzkopf, Sony, Fuji, Sat 1, SKL, Schiesser


Editorial

ICON, die Stilisten,GQ, Guido, Kult, Park Avenue, Elle, Madame, Glamour, Massiv, Sleek, Stern, Gala, Bunte


Celebrities

Lars Eidinger, Jürgen Vogel, James Morrison, Tim Mälzer, Jorge Gonzalez,  Nico Rosberg, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga,  Mick, Michael und Ralf Schumacher, Mel C., Wladimir Klitschko, Guido Maria Kretschmer

Max Raabe, Jonathan Meese, Juliette Lewis,  Daniel Brühl, Eva Green, Steffen Henssler,  Lukas Podolski, Iris Berben, Evelyn Glennie, Kitty Daisy & Lewis


Solo Exhibitions 

2017  

Ach So - Asphalt Festival, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf

Five Roads Back Home, Art Thema Gallery, Brussels


2016

Five Roads Back Home, Old Trueman Brewery, London


2015

Five Roads Back Home, Belgian Senate, Brussels


2014

Five Roads back Home, Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul


2013

Five Roads back Home, Joseph Gallery, Paris


2012

Five Roads back Home, Epicentro Art, Berlin


2011

Chances, Hear the World, Galerie Flo Peters, Hamburg


2005

Boxer Kids Cuba, Gastraum 4x, Hamburg


2004

Nebenbei, Gastraum 4x, Hamburg


 


Group Exhibitions


2019

Lost Heimat, Rathaus Düsseldorf

50 Jahre BFF, Haus der Wirtschaft Stuttgart


2018

Lost Heimat, Kleist Haus Berlin

BFF Ausstellung, 10. Aufschlag, “Das musste sein…”,Barlachhalle K  Hamburg


2017

Lost Heimat, Hamburger Rathaus

BFF Ausstellung, BFF JUMP#4 RAW_the decisive moment,                               

historisches Depot der Rheinbahn, Düsseldorf


2016

BFF Ausstellung, Triebwerk, Kant-Garagenpalast Berlin


2016

BFF Ausstellung, 8. Aufschlag, Rindermarkthalle Hamburg


2015

BFF Ausstellung, Triebwerk, Bikini Berlin


2015

BFF Ausstellung, Wild Card, Westwerk Hamburg


2015

BFF Ausstellung, Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel


2015

BFF 7. Aufschlag, Rindermarkthalle St. Pauli, Hamburg


2014

BFF Aufschlag, On-Off Gallery HafenCity, Hamburg


2013

BFF Aufschlag, On-Off Gallery HafenCity, Hamburg


2012

BFF Aufschlag, On-Off Gallery HafenCity, Hamburg


2011

BFF Aufschlag, Westwerk, Hamburg


2010

Klubfoto Unterwegs, Cap San Diego, Hamburg


2009

Schöne Neue Welt, BFF, Stuttgart

Homage to Irving Penn, Galerie Hiltawsky, Berlin


2008

Klubfoto Privat, Museum of Employment, Hamburg


2007

Klubfoto Berühmt, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


2006

Klubfoto Berühmt, Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus, Hamburg


2005

Wangenrot, Kunsthaus, Hamburg


2003

Thai Cong, My Parents, Klaus Engelhorn, Vienna


2002

Thai Cong, My Parents, Kunsthaus, Hamburg

Beat It 2, Kampnagel, Hamburg