About Ape//

 

"if you've seen it happen, you've already missed it"

 
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"wenn du es gesehen hast, hast du es schon verpasst"

 
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Hey! I'm Ant!

natürlich spreche ich auch deutsch, aber mein englisch ist besser, deshalb gibt es alle infos nur auf englisch, oder ihr nutzt google translate. ;) 

I'm a British photographer based near Düsseldorf, Germany. 

While my main passion is editorial photography, be it a concert, or a protest - i love to be in the action, I also undertake commercial assignments.

I've been taking pictures since the film days of the late 90's when i studied media and photography in college. I completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of East London, focusing on sports photography, and spent some time shooting professional football in England before moving on to a career in the civil service.

The quote "if you've seen it happen, you've already missed it" came from a photographer i met whilst shooting my first football match. An interesting bit of advice that's stayed with me to this day. It's almost become a mantra for me; especially when shooting theater or live music - which is similar to shooting football - just with significantly less light!

Shooting theatrical productions is one of my passions. The excitement of working in front of a stage, feeling involved in the story, and using my full set of technical and creative skills is one of the most enjoyable things i experience as a photograph', and love paying particular attention to the finer details of my clients requirements. My relaxed and fun approach to my work is also reflected by my subjects. 

My style is simple and honest - no BS.

In the past, i've shot artists such as Green Day, Kings of Leon, Bob Geldof and others, and have undertaken commercial assignments for Fiat-Chrysler. I'm an editorial contributor for Getty Images, as well as a regular contributor to Coolibri Magazine.

I have a solid and growing social media presence and can help put your project 'out there'!

I'm available now for your assignments, worldwide.

Whatever ideas you have for your imaging needs, lets talk about them and make them real!

Current clients include:

Theater Oberhausen

Ruhrtriennale / Ruhr Tourismus

Kammertheater Karlsruhe 

Getty Images News Service (Germany)

Stadt Oberhausen