HEIKO HELLWIG

HEIKO HELLWIG

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg , Germany

About HEIKO HELLWIG

Born in Wuppertal Germany where the trains drive upside down. Into photography since I am 8 years old. Got my first camera in Detroit Michigan then. Working as photographer since 1981. Worked for famous companies and magazines such as BMW and Penthouse. Exhibiting my work mostly in Europe galleries and photography exhibitions. Getty award for grants in 2012 with my series surfrider for the NGO "Surfrider Foundation". Pictures of this series will also be part of the "Trienale der Fotografie" in Hamburg this year.
My work is all about light. Clear bright shiny light that keeps us all alive. I always keep the old greek origin of the word photography in mind....
Photos = light and graph = picture

Education

Studied architecture in Stuttgart, Germany. Working as freelance photographer since 30 years. Pro member of German BFF (professional Photodesigners). Represented by plainpicture in Hamburg and Gallerystock in New York.

Exhibitions

2010 Galerie Zukunftslabor Stuttgart
2010 Cite des Art Paris
2011 Galerie Memoir de´l avenir Paris
2011 Sana Exhibition Stuttgart
2011 Shortlisted in "Schöne Heimat" Photocompetition.
2012 Getty Award for grants finalist
2012 Kunstverein Kirchheim Teck
2012 Galerie Zukunftslabor Stuttgart
2013 BFF Pictures night
2014 Exhibition "changing Realities" Berlin
2014 Two days of pictures BFF Stuttgart
2015 Galerie Kunstbezirk Stuttgart "Personal Works"
2015 Trienale der Fotografie Hamburg
2015 WildCard exhibition in Hamburg
2015 WildCard exhibition in Düsseldorf
2015 WildCard exhibition in Stuttgart
2016 Paranoia Toys in Stuttgart
2017 RAW exhibition in Düsseldorf together with 60 famous photographers like Peter Lindbergh and Oliviero Toskani
Trigger exhibition in Stuttgart during BFF photo weeks
Three pictures have been awarded by "Monochrom Awards" in January 2017
4 exhibitions at LUMAS galleries in Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart