olaf blecker's hyperreal portrait photography has opened up a new way of viewing people. a significant part of this vision is demonstrated by his portraits of prominent personalities, published in recent years in both german and international magazines, including süddeutsche magazin, the new york times magazine, frankfurter allgemeine zeitung, fast company and time magazine. whether depicting foreign ministers or boxing champions, blecker's portraits repeatedly cut across the traditional conceptions of celebrity photography. he applies the same aesthetic principle in his advertising work; to wit, his long client list of agencies across the globe, a list that continues to grow. based in berlin, olaf has worked as a freelance photographer since 1995. his work spans the gamut, from campaigns and editorials to myriad personal projects.
apollo, basf, bauer verlag, blue airline, bmg, brussels airlines, bundesministerium der finanzen, commerzbank, court tv, degree, deutsche bahn, deutsche bank, deutsche post, deutsche telekom, dhl, dpd ea sports, emi, euro hypo, fiat, fisherman’s friends, fulda, g-data, gore-tex, handelsblatt, hans grohe, hornbach, hp sauce, ifaw, i-tv, krombacher, kfw bank, LG electronics, lloyds, lynx, msk, mercedes benz, microsoft, motormusic, mtv, nivea, nokia, norelco, nyquill, olympus, people magazine, philips, polydor, prevacid, pro 7, restoration hardware, reebok, sap, sat 1 schwarzkopf, sony, movies 24, sage, star alliance, stern, sunrise, t-mobil, universal music group, volkswagen, xbox, yahoo ect.
advico young & rubicam, aimaq rapp stolle, amalgamated / ny, bbh / uk, blood actvertising, bbdo, germany, concentrichx, colnaghi & manciani, italy, cosette, nc, ddb needham,, ddb new york, ddb london, fcb wilkens, goodby silverstein & partners / sf, gsw worldwide, usa, heimat , heye & partner, integrated communications, new jersey, usa, jung von matt, j. walter thompson, karmarama, uk, lgf / brussels,, leagas delaney, lowe / ny, m&c saatchi, uk mccann erickson,, mcgarry bowen / ny, merkley newman harty / ny, mortierbrigade / belgium,, ogilvy & mather, ny, publicis, ny, quiet storm, uk, scholz & friends / berlin, start ag, stöhr ddb, germany, thjnk, tbwa chiat day / ny, young & rubicam, wieden+kennedy etc.
bloomberg pursuits, bon appetit, details, du, entertainment weekly, espn, fast company, feld, gq usa, bmw magazine, kid’s wear, max, men's health, new york magazine, new york times magazine, gq germany, nido, play, spex, shift, stern, sz-magazin, t-travel, fortune, wirtschaftswoche, the new yorker, the guardian, observer magazine, time, weltwoche, wired italy, wired germany, wired uk, wired usa, zeitmagazin, geo, stern, etc.