Olaf Heine

Olaf Heine

Olaf Heine (*1968) is an essayist of our time, whose oeuvre is determined by deeply composed narration. He is internationally known for his subtly and richly conceived portraits of musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, and athletes, as well as impressive architectural and landscape photography. His first commissioned works were for album covers of friends – including Terry Hoax and Fury in the Slaughterhouse were once decisive for Heine to begin training as a photographer and communication designer at the renowned Berliner Lette-Verein. With the move to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, he achieved international breakthrough. Since then, world-famous portraits of personalities such as Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, Lewis Hamilton, Jared Leto, Dirk Nowitzki, Coldplay, The Eagles, and U2 have been created. Olaf Heine has also established himself as a director for award-winning music videos, short films, and commercials. His aesthetic has decisively shaped the visual language of countless bands throughout their long-standing collaboration. His photographic works have been published on numerous album and magazine covers as well as in six photo books: »Leaving the Comfort Zone« (2008), »I Love You But I’ve Chosen Rock« (2011), »Brazil« (2014, 2024), »Rwandan Daughters« (2019), »Human Conditions« (2022) and »Hawai’i« (2024) and his works are part of prestigious private and public collections. He currently lives and works between Berlin and Los Angeles.

Olaf Heine is exclusively represented by CAMERA WORK Gallery.

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