Michael studied Photography Design in Berlin and started his career as an assistant to several leading photographers in Germany and England. Back in the days when Polaroids and large format cameras were not considered relics, he loved to learn the infinitely facets of analogue photography with great dedication.
He found himself shooting photos at the most dreadful hours, traveling the world, and being able to participate in great projects.

He developed a craving for good light, which gradually changed his perspective. It's undeniable that his works reflect his passion for cinematic lighting. It became one of the most crucial approaches: when one fully concentrates on the creative process and sometimes deviates from the prescribed paths, new worlds open up.

His work now represents what he is most passionate about: exploring the boundaries of human interaction, the aesthetics of brands and the point of it all. Michael loves experimentation. His keen eye, and urge to solve problems, drive him every day as a photographer. 

Beyond that, you will find Michael in his garden repairing the boat, painting the little cottage in Falun Red or trying to figure out how to fly to a black hole without getting sucked in.

Selected Clients:

Audi, Dekra, Ford, GMC, Hochtief, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Skoda, The Lincoln Motor Company, Volkswagen, Volvo

All images ©2024 Michael Hanisch