“Welcome to my page. It’s a selection of my images. For me photography is a tool for better understanding of life. I want to create images for expressing the things were words sometimes struggle. After growing up in Cologne, I studied Arts and Photography and got into advertising, working as a creative in agencies in Hamburg, Madrid and London. This led to become a freelance photographer. Now I am moving around mainly in Europe to work on commissioned and personal projects for editorial, direct clients and ad-agencies and I am loving it. Enjoy the images! Thanks and kind regards.” Oliver

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Some images I have done for clients and others I did just for me.

Very happy to see my “Apple” being part of this year’s AOP London Award Show and being selected for the book.

The London AOP always has been the reference for good, creative photography when I started my career in advertising. Imagine how it felt to enter these books with my own images or take home the first “best in show” trophies.

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This one I haven’t shot with my I Phone.

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The Reapers Choir London.

It was one of my loveliest shoots I had . This choir is incredible. Full of life and joy. It is contagious and they leave you with an ever lasting smile on your face.

The series “Only Kids” gets selected for the 2019/20 Lürzers 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide.

This series is about what is getting lost when we grow up. It is about the natural creativity of kids. And even kids get early in touch with an education system that kills this wonderful curiosity and innocence forever. This is a real shame. These objects did my daughter with my support before the system got hold of her.

The London Wing Chun Academy.

Alex de la Iglesia with his Team at Pokeepsiefilms directing & producing new work for HBO.

Once Alex de la Iglesia called me because he liked my photography a lot. I did the first images for posters for his cinema work. Since then I am lucky to collaborate in projects of him.

Poster for new campaign by Y-Media & 37Films for 1906 beer.

Production company: 37Films, Photography & Retouching: Oliver Haupt / the unknown artist studio. Poster for new campaign by the Madrid agency Y-Media for 1906 beer.

The year 2018 was fantastic for exploring new paths.

So many projects done so many on their way. It would be great to have some more hours a day. Maybe this is the wish for 2019. Let the days have something like 38 hours.

Why did we come up with the name: the unknown artist studio?

Commercial image making means a collaboration of many individuals. Working together as a team, the creatives, the account person, the client, the production team, the models and the photographer. They all have their respective influence on the final result. This is good and productive and I found it would be fair enough to sign the pictures with a name that considers them all: the unknown artist. As reference to this idea the logo of the unknown artist studio is a mix of many faces. The nose of the account executive, the ears of the creative director, the hair of the producer, the mouth of a client, the shoulders of an art director, the eyebrows of a product manager’s husband and Oliver’s eyes.

The advertising magazine ADWEEK also commented on this idea: Please clic the logo for more.

For the 5th consecutive edition of Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers my work gets selected.

Since when I started with photography my images got recognized by Lürzer’s Archive. I am really happy about this because when I worked as a creative in advertising, Lürzer’s was rather our “Bible”. And it is still defending this status in our media and award overloaded times.

My images for WEOUTDOOR premium cycling apparel wins the Gold Medal at 2018 PX3 Photography Prize in Paris.

Thanks to these fantastic guys from WEOUTDOOR I could do these series with their beautiful cycling apparel.

Shooting in the streets.

Idea sketch: Trash Dance

Some days I only experiment with photography or film to develop new techniques, styles or concepts that I would later turn into a serious project. Sometimes it happens, but sometimes there is no time between other jobs.


When I am traveling I am always taking some shots.

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