Christoph Martin Schmid

Christoph Martin Schmid

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

About Christoph Martin Schmid

I specialize in conceptual photographic storytelling and I am fascinated by human nature in all its glory and at times, comic absurdity.

My main weapons are humor and precision. Only the exactitude in the staging of a scene, the shaping of the characters and the careful choice and setup of the backgrounds, assure that the narrative content can be universally perceived. I do not stage my stories from direct observation but from memories. I work with precision and only adjust the reality to the requirements of the composition. To be a good realist I must reinvent everything to make it seem real.

Events

Honors
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards. London 2018
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards. London 2017
3x Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles 2013
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles 2012
Winner‚ The 69th International Photographic Salon Of Japan, Tokyo 2009
Winner, Datacolor Competition, Zurich 2009


Books:
TROUBLE IN PARADISE, Berlin 2013. Hardcover,112 pages, 56 plates German/English text.
ISBN 978-3-942831-80-2

Exhibitions

2020 Swiss Art Expo, Aug 20-24, Zurich/CH
2019 Guest lecturer, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
2018 Fine Art Photography Awards, London/UK
2017 Pulse Art Miami, Indian Creek Park, Miami/USA
2017 Fine Art Photography Awards, London/UK
2017 Galerie Sakura, Paris /FR
2016 World Art Fair Dubai, Dubai/UAE
2016 Galerie Sakura, Paris/FR
2015 Concours Photo Ville de Calais/FR
2015 Whiteconcepts Gallery, Berlin/DE
2014 Galerie V17, Berlin/DE
2013 Salon de la Photo, Paris/FR
2012 Galerie V17, Berlin/DE
2009 Ministry of Art and Science, Wiesbaden/DE
2009 69th Photographic Salon Tokyo/JP
2008 ArtMbassy Gallery, Berlin/DE

Honors
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards. London 2018
Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards. London 2017
3x Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles 2013
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles 2012
Winner‚ The 69th International Photographic Salon Of Japan, Tokyo 2009
Winner, Datacolor Competition, Zurich 2009