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STARS by photokina - Review 2018

You always wanted to meet the stars and starlets among professional photographers? Then you shouldn't miss the photokina 2018. On the photokina event stages you met Greg Gorman, Steve Thornton, Guido Karp, Ben Jaworskyj, Calvin Hollywood and many others.

Michael Poliza

Michael Poliza

Having extensive photography experience and with his unique eye, Michael Poliza has been able to convey narratives that found their ways to best selling photography books and articles. The German wildlife and landscape photographer has travelled around the globe for the past 30 years, but his heart remains in Africa. On his countless flights over the African plains he produces pictures that reveal his special passion. Through Michael's lens, landscapes turn into captivating structures a viewer will never forget.

Further information to Michael Poliza

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Michael Poliza

Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman

The native US-American Greg Gorman is prevailed as a renowned star photographer, who does not only attracts a lot of attention in the American photography milieu. Gormans star- portraits and nude photographs are famous for their light and shadow contrast which composes a distinctive recognition value.

To Greg Gormans website

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Steve Thornton

Steve Thornton

One of the world’s leading international image makers, Steve Thornton was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As a professional, he has photographed numerous national and international ads, along with feature editorials for celebrated magazines in the United States, Italy and France.

To Steve Thorntons website

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Guido Karp

Guido Karp

Guido Karp is probably the most successful German music photographer. In 2002 Guido Karp was included in the series of "Leading photographers of the world" in New York and thus belongs to the 10 best photographers worldwide.

To Guido Karps website

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Felix Rachor

Felix Rachor

Felix Rachor is a photographer with heart and soul. His life turns around and with photography. His passion can of course also be found in the photos which are about fashion, beauty and portrait photography. Even if some magazine covers are provided with his works, "everyone should form their own picture of creativity," says the artist. This can be seen excellently on his website.

Ben Jaworskyj

Ben Jaworskyj

Benjamin Jarworskyj belongs to the most popular photographers in Germany. Wheather in documentaries of the NDR, in his 3 books or on his German- or English-speaking Youtube- Accounts which have all in all about 500.000 subscibers: Jaworskyj enthralles photography fans on the whole world.

To Ben Jaworskyjs website

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Calvin Hollywood

Calvin Hollywood

The Heidelberg photographer Calvin Hollywood is an author, photo artist and digital artist and is regarded as a renowned coach and speaker. For years he rocked the Photoshop scene together with Gabor Richter. At photokina 2018, they will compete against each other to present the best tips of recent years.

To Calvin Hollywoods website

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German Roamers

German Roamers

The German Roamers are an association of 14 top-class, young outdoor photographers who live and love breathtaking nature photography. Founded in January 2015, the collective of outdoor photographers quickly emerged to become nothing less but Europe’s biggest outdoor community in social media. With a reach of more than 4M followers by today, the German Roamers are an influential community platform.
http://germanroamers.org/

André Schiebler & Jan Meyer (ApeCrime)

André Schiebler & Jan Meyer (ApeCrime)

André and Jan are members of the successful YouTube trio ApeCrime, whose two YouTube channels together have over 6 million subscribers. They also have over 5 million followers on Instagram. ApeCrime has shaped many entertainment formats, such as Let's Draw. More than 22 million times a month, their videos are watched on YouTube, and the number is growing every month.

In 2016, a project by ApeCrime was awarded the GWA Effie in Silver.

ApeCrime YouTube-Channel

ApeCrimeTV on YouTube

Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch

Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch

If you ask, they call it Lifeform Photography. The imagery of Heidi & Hans is inspired by the rhythm and soul of living beings. Since more than two decades the pretty independent husband-and-wife photographer team has created an extraordinary body of work. Their photographs and features are published worldwide in various media. The clients include - STERN - GEO - LE FIGARO MAGAZINE- PARIS MATCH- LIFE - THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC- FOCUS- SUNDAY TIMES- among others. The photographers credo when it comes to animals: "However we all want to see animals one thing is for sure, animals are on the far side anyway — we only picture them”. The works of Heidi & Hans were honored multiple times. The diversity of these awards and merits is a proof of their professional passion.

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Armadillo © Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch
© Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch
Monkey with cowhide © Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch
Bison black/white © Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch

© Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch

© Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch

© Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch

© Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch

Michael Schulz

Michael Schulz

Michael Schulz got of to a good start: He installed the Instagram app one week after it came out in 2010 and started photographing Berlin as @berlinstagram. Since then, things started to happen for him. He quit his job in advertising, gained almost half a million followers, visited close to 35 countries and worked for numerous well known brands. He continues to focus on urban and travel photography.

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© Michael Schulz

© Michael Schulz

© Michael Schulz

© Michael Schulz

© Michael Schulz

Simon Pierro

Simon Pierro

Simon Pierro is THE iPad Magician. Performing worldwide from Hong Kong to Hollywood, he takes audiences to places they’ve never been, using a technological marvel they know and love — an iPad. Simon’s spellbinding live performances, have launched him into global prominence, with critics calling his unique brand of digital magic “unforgettable,” “mind-blowing” and “unique.”

Pavel Kaplun

Pavel Kaplun

Pavel is, in support with Miho Birimisa, the inspirational think tank in the photography industry. They reinvent themselves over and over again, covering creative travel photography, photo trips around the globe and inspiring workshops for everybody. With over 90,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 36,000 on Instagram and about 50,000 on Facebook, Pavel & Miho are among the top-ranked photography and filmmaking authorities.

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© Pavel Kaplun