When it all started.
Oliver Haupt grew up in Cologne. He studied Arts and Photography. Before becoming a photographer, he firstly developed his career as a creative in various advertising agencies. After that he started dedicating to photography of people, lifestyle, advertising, object, editorial, kids and life.
Why Oliver’s work is highly varied?
What Oliver moves above all is his love to record life. He works for known brands and small clients and on his personal projects. He is above all shooting photography of people, lifestyle, advertising, editorial, objects, kids and fine art. The highly varied and original body of work covers a wide range of themes and subjects, from natural works to highly stylized and aesthetically complex pieces. Above all always commune is the high standard of quality.
The interview about this got firstly published in Art Jobs.
He comments on this spread of different work: ¨If I would only shoot natural and sensitive children photos, it would lose the depth behind. Life has a lot of contrast and it is certainly too fascinating to limit yourself on one area. What applies personally for me is certainly true for my pictures. I am sure that my thrill for a 2nd world war jet makes my sensitive children shots even more sensitive. And vice versa.¨ The magazine Art Jobs published Oliver’s interview about this.
Many times international and national juries selected and awarded Oliver’s work.
At Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers, at PX3 Prix de la Photographie in Paris and at AOP London Photographers Award, AFP Barcelona, IPA, Cannes, El Sol, Anuncios and Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists. Furthermore his photos where exhibited alongside Les Rencontres d’Arles and he took part at Photoespaña in 2013 and in 2016.
In short he is passionate about his work and this is evident in the unbroken dedication given to every project from the initial stages to the final result.
Currently, based in Madrid, Oliver is working all over Europe. Above all he is shooting photography of people, lifestyle, advertising, object, editorial, kids and life. He is very flexible with traveling and adopting to new situations and people. Oliver is likewise fine working together with national or foreign production companies or producing with his own team.
Get in touch:
Madrid: +34 659 602 313
London: +44 7492 732332
Düsseldorf: +49 152 214 752 47
At the AOP Awards London 2019 my work enters in the Award Book and is selected for the show. I am very happy about this.
The German magazine “DER STERN” publishes my portrait of Aubrey de Grey.
Oliver is participating in the book “OVER” of the Spanish Creative Club. A publication to put an end to the stereotypical portrayal of women in advertising. The editors selected a woman boxer from Spain I shot for the H-Magazine at “La escuela del boxeo” in Madrid. I’m often seen as an untypical lifestyle photographer – probably because the people and things I photograph are important to me.
So these four images get selected for the 2018/19 KAPA International Advertising Photography Show at Seoul, Korea.
On the other hand my images “Only Kids” gets published in the new Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide.
The magazine Gesund Leben, from “Der Stern” group publishes meanwhile an Image from my series: “The End of Silence” as image of the week.
My series for “WEOUTDOOR” from Barcelone wins a Gold Award at PX3 Prix de la Photographie at Paris.
Once again and for the 5th consecutive edition my photos get selected by LÜRZER’S ARCHIVE 200 BEST AD PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIRDE.
At 2017 AFP Lux Awards in Barcelona my series “Los Inmortales” for the EL PAÍS SEMANAL wins a Silver Medall. Writer of the story: Guillermo Abril.
These two images get moreoverl selected for the 2017 KAPA International Advertising Photography Show at Seoul, Korea.
Olivers’ series “Night Running” wins certainly a SILVER MEDAL at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.
The series “Last Meters” receives an Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.
“Ghost Flight” receives a meanwhile an Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris.
“Head Under” wins a SILVER MEDAL in the cathegory PERSONAL WORK at 2016 LUX Award of AFP Barcelona.
The international Design Academy IED takes me on as a lecturer.
Above all I am very proud that my shot got selected at the AOP Awards and entered the Exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery in Oct. 2016.
The image “Only Kids” will be taking part firstly at the exposition “No Words” at the Gallery BAT Alberto Cornejo alongside Photoespañe 2016.
For the 2016/17 edition of Lürzers’ Archive 200 Best International Advertising Photographers these 6 photographs get selected. As a result this makes that for 5 consecutive editions the judges select Olivers’ work. Oliver ranked over the last 5 years for a while up to the first 5 positions of the Lürzer’s Archive International Ranking. Production of these photos done by: the unkown artist studio.
The 6th of February 2016 opening of group show ¨30 Fotógrafos de Hoy¨ as part of SegoviaFOTO 2016 Art Show with Oliver’s ¨Silence¨ photographs.
Oliver’s photos for the campaign for Traffic Safety in Switzerland win a GOLD MEDAL in the cathegory ADVERTISING at 2015 LUX Award of AFP Barcelona. Agency: Advico Y&R Switzerland, General Director: Marc Göhring, Executive Creative Director: Bob Heron, Art Director: Frédéric Savioz, Production: the unknown artist studio.
The images for the St. Brides Choir from London win a BRONCE MEDAL in the CATHEGORY LIFE at 2015 LUX AWARD of AFP Barcelona. Choir Director: Robert Jones, Production of the photographs: the unknown artist studio.
Olivers’ portrait of Luisa Torrijo for The Sunday Times Magazine enters the 2015 AOP Award Show in London as Finalist. Director of Photography: Jon Jones, Reporter: Caroline Scott, Production: the unknown artist studio.
At the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris these 6 series get selected and win 1 Bronce Medal and 5 Honorable Mentions.
The spanish editorial: “La Fabrica” published Oliver’s “Silence” and “Nature Morte” series in their new edition: “Contemporaries”.
2º place at El Publicista AD Magazine Ranking 2015: Best Photographer of Spain. It is moreover a review of the best photography of people, lifestyle, advertising, editorial, fashion aund kids. (El Publicista from page 26)
The campaign ¨Master’s Gin¨ wins a Silver Medal at the Lux Awards at the AFP Bareclone in November 2014.
¨Transporter Series¨ wins two Gold Medals at the PX3 Prix de la
Photographie Paris 2014 in the cathegories Professional Advertising Self
Promotion and Professional Advertising Calendar.
The series ¨Youth¨ wins a Silver Medal at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014 in the cathegory Professional Portraiture.
¨High Noon¨ wins a Silver Medal at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2014 in the cathegory Professional Portraiture.
The photograph for the teaser poster for the film: ¨Las brujas de Zurragarmurdi.¨ wins a Bronce Medal at PX3 Prix
de la Photographie Paris 2014 in the cathegory Professional Advertising.
3rd place at El Publicista AD Magazine Ranking: Best Photographer of Spain. (El Publicista on page 16)
These 4 photographs are getting selected for the 2014/15 edition of Lürzers’ Archive 200 Best International Advertising Photographers. In addition this makes it the forth consecutive edition Olivers’ work is selected by the judges.
The series ¨Chillout¨ wins a Bronce Medal at the Lux Awards at the AFP Bareclone in November 2013. And the ¨Chillout¨Series and moreover the ¨Jet¨ Series take part at the 10th Interternal Advertising Photo Exposition in Seul at Korea Advertising Culture Center
The McCann Madrid Campofrio Campaign ¨Curriculum¨ with Oliver’s images wins the Gran Award for Advertising Effectiveness in 2013.
These series picks up 7 Honourable Mentions at the International Photography Awards in the cathegories Professional Fine Art, People, Children, Selfpromotion and Lifestyle.
With this new series I am winning over all a Gold Medal at PX3 Prix de la Photographie at Paris in the category: Professional Fine Art. In the same event Oliver is receiving for his work a Silver and also a Bonce Medal in the category Advertising Professional Product and Advertising Professional Automobile.
These 6 photographs get selected for the Lürzers’ Archive 200 Best International Digital Artists 2013.
And most importantly the other 2 images of the Jets enter the Lürzers’ Archive Magazine.
Campaign India selects Jeep Photograph to Ad Pic of the week 18th Jan 2013. And the shot wins a Bronce Medal at 2013 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris. Oliver continues focussing his photography on people, lifestyle, advertising, editorial, cars and objects.
The ¨Jet¨ Series wins in the AOP Photographers Awards 2012 as Best In Category. It is also successful in Spain and wins a Silver Medal at the Lux Awards at the AFP Bareclone in November 2012.
And in 2013 it wins a Silver Medal at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris.
The series ¨Nature Morte¨ wins a Gold Medal at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012. Moreover ¨Nature Morte¨ is above all Winner in the AOP Photographers Awards 2012 as Best In Category. And in addition it is successful in Spain and wins a Bronce Medal at the Lux Awards at the AFP Barcelona in November 2012.
Portraits of ¨Anna¨ win a Silver Medal in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012.
In addition The Black Demons Madrid portrait series wins a Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012.
This photograph fot the Agency Dimension, San Sebastian for the jewelery brand, EGUZKILORE got a Honorable Mention at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012. And in addition these images are getting an Honorable Mention at IPA International Photography Awards 2012.
The Lürzers’ 200 Best Advertising Photographers 2012/13 selects four fotos from the series Kids. Those pictures after that also get an Honorable Mention at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012, and a Lux Silver at the AFP Lux Awards 2010.
¨Fight the Hoodie¨ for the H Magazine recieives an Honorable Mention at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012. For the 2012/13 edition of Lürzers’ Archive 200 Best Advertising Photographers, the series gets selected making this the third consecutive year Olivers’ work is entering the special. It is above all successful in Spain and wins a Gold Medal at the Lux Awards at the AFP Bareclona in November 2012.
The body of work ¨Globo¨ recieives firstly an Honorable Mention at the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris 2012.
The Corona Campaign with Olivers’ photos is finalist at Cannes Ad Festival in 2011. It is certainly finalist at El Sol 2011. Agency: JWT Madrid, Executive Creative Director: Miguel Bernfica, Creative director: Jaime Chávarri & Juan Gracía-Escudero, Art Director: Juan Gracía-Escudero, Copy: Jaime Chávarri, Producer: Antonio Ortega & Ana Malpica.
My image for Mercedes-Benz for the agency El Laboratorio wins in the print section at the awards of ¨Los Anuncios del Año 2011.¨ The ad gets above all published in the Matador Design Magazine.
2011 Olivers’ work is succesfull at the ¨Photography Open Salon¨of Galery Huit at Arles. Further follows an exhibition alongside Les Recontres d’Arles at Gallery Huit. In addition in spring 2012 the show moves to Malaysia. The same image moreover receives an Honorable Mention at IPA International Photography Awards 2012.
One photo is certainly Winner at AOP Open Award 2011 and 2 get selected Finalst.
Meanwhile in 2011 LUX at AFP Barcelone for the series ¨Little Heroes¨ for El Pais Magazine gets selected as finalist.
Above all in 2010 LUX Gold Award of AFP Barcelone for the series ¨Wild Thing¨for H-MAGAZINE.
In addition in the year 2010 the photographs of Pau Gasol for Banco Popular are winning a LUX Silver Award of AFP Barcelona.
Meanwhile winning a LUX Silver Award 2010 AFP Barcelone: the portraits for the Ce de Ce Campaign of Ruiz Nicoli, Madrid.
In addition 2009 the series could win a Sol Bronce Award.
In addition in 2010 the Chillout Campaign wins the LUX Bronce Award of AFP Barcelona.
Moreover since 2008 every new Lürzers’ Archive 200 Best Advertising Photographers Special is selecting Olivers’ photographs.
Above al in 2008 LUX Silver Award of the AFP Barcelone for the series ¨Mujeres Maltratados¨ for El Pais Magazine.
The 2007 LUX Bronce Award of the AFP Barcelone for the series ¨Conversos¨ for El Pais Magazine.
In 2007 LUX Bronce Award for the Vodka Bar Olsen Campaign ¨Abused since forever.¨ The Campaign furthermore enters the Lürzers’ Archive. However it shows Olivers’ ability to create photography of people, lifestyle, advertising, editorial, content and concept.
Before becoming a photographer, firstly Oliver developed his career as a creative in various advertising agencies. He could work for example for brands like Mercedes-Benz, BBVA, Altadis, Unicef, Linea Directa, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Elida Gibbs, Holsten, Telekom, Ayuntamento de Madrid, Labour Party,….etc. Please click on the image below for his showreel. After that he founded his photography studio: the unknown artist.