Matthias Oertel

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I am a photographer who is passionate about people and their stories. Photography for me is the atmospheric capturing of interpersonal moments. I dedicate myself to this interest in particular in the form of portraits, editorials, commissioned works and independent works. Since studying photography at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, I live in Hamburg and work wherever my profession takes me.

Clients

My editorial work has appeared in publications such as Deutsche Bank ArtMag, DB Mobil, Der Freitag, Deutsche Bank ArtMag, Die Zeit, Focus, Dogs Magazine, Gala Men, Galore, Gruner + Jahr, Harvard Business Manager, Heimatdesign, Hygge, Mint Magazin, Manager Magazin, Monopol Magazin, Visions. Agencies I worked with are C3, Haeberlein & Mauerer AG, Hoffmann und Campe X, Hopp und Frenz, Loved by thjnk, Ogilvy & Mather Düsseldorf and Territory. Other clients include Bauer Media Group, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, Deutsche Wohnen, Droschl Literaturverlag, Enversum GmbH, IDM Südtirol, Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund, Radiologische Allianz Hamburg, Reisenthel, Sisley Paris, Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe and Uuio

info@matthiasoertel.de

+49 152 021 810 27

Portraits


Meinhard von Gerkan, Focus

Meinhard von Gerkan is an architect and founder of gmp Architects with headquarters in Hamburg.

From the outsider’s perspective, I suppose I am a capitalist, but not in my self-imagined consciousness. In my own emotional realm I position myself more on the left.

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© Matthias Oertel portfolio image

Susann Atwell, Die Zeit

Susann Atwell is a moderator and lives in Hamburg.

When my insolvency became public, I got fewer jobs. I am at home in the lifestyle glamour segment where a broke woman doesn’t fit in.

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Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Walter, Die Zeit

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Walter is an urban planner and was Hamburg's chief building director from 1997 to 2017.

I chose Hamburg to find a white skyline.

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Knallrot

Maren Heyn and Wiebke Becker are filmmakers and work in Hamburg as Knallrotfilme.

We do our best to add an unique ruhrarea-rhineland-hanseatic touch to every Knallrot project.

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Tom Till, Die Zeit

Tom Till is commercial director of the Thalia Theater in Hamburg.

We’ve always known The Thalia pays the lowest salaries of the major German state theatres, and pushes them through negotiations as hard as iron. I think that it just can't be like this.

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Isabella Golinski

Isabelle Golinski is an actress and lives in Hamburg.

I do my best people studies on parents and their children in candy shops.

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Prof. Kurt Wettengl, Deutsche Bank ArtMag

Prof. Dr. Kurt Wettengl is an art historian and director of the Ostwall Museum in Dortmund.

What pulls me in is the possibility of contributing a measly little bit towards a shift in mentality in the Ruhr area.

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Julius Ohlemann

Julius Ohlemann is an actor and lives in Kiel.

I would like to talk about positive forms of fatigue.

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Wolke & Klegrin, Heimatdesign

Dipl. Des. Michael Konstantin Wolke is an object designer and Prof. Thomas Klegin is a professor at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld.

We have two qualities in common: We are both living in extremely close touch with nature and we are down-to-earth.

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Jörg Rosowski, Focus

Jörg Rosowski is a banker and founder of Capricorn Capital in Hamburg.

With the invention of my Robo-Advisor every small investor will eventually be able to evaluate the recommendations of their investment consultant themselves.

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Simon Glöde

Simon Glöde is the singer of the band Gløde and lives in Hamburg.

I grew up with songs by Lionel Richie. Back then it was rather buttery melodies that mostly came out of me.

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Jasmina Musić

Jasmina Musić is an actress and lives in Cologne.

My parents moved to Dortmund because of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Then I studied in Hamburg. Now I work in Düsseldorf and Berlin.

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Kay Voges

Kay Voges is an independent director and artistic director of Schauspiel Dortmund and lives in the Ruhr area.

The theatre must not be a museum in which we repeat the old things over and over again.

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lynxlynx, Heimatdesign

LynxLynx comprise Diddi, Dan, Jan, and JW and are based in Dortmund.

It may hurt a bit sometimes. That's also what we like about Velvet Underground so much. When they hammer so cold and slice hard into our eardrums.

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Editorial


The Dorn Apartment, Hygge

Enjoying the February sunshine with Andrea Dorn in her hygge 50s apartment in Schleswig-Holstein.

I moved into my first flat when I turned eighteen and brought a kidney table, cocktail chair, and rubber tree with me. Since then I collect pieces from this period. It's like a little time-travel.

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© Matthias Oertel portfolio image

Kamasi Washington, Galore

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington in the morning after a concert in a hotel room in Hamburg.

If Mozart were to appear in my garden suddenly, I would tell him: Wolfgang Amadeus, the ingredients have changed, but my approach to composition is not unlike yours.

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Boran Burchhardt, Die Zeit

Artist Boran Burchardt and his controversial work Veddel vergolden in Hamburg- Veddel.

Language imposes problems of translation. Sculptures are more likely to reach people with a Western understanding of art. Gold is what everyone understands.

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Sabine Heinrich, Heimatdesign

Moderator Sabine Heinrich in Cologne on “home” and her novel Sehnsucht ist ein Notfall (Longing is an emergency).

As my heroines set off, grandma has the feeling she needs tell someone and Eva asks: “Why?” And grandma says: “Because we want to be missed.”

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Mundraub, loved gmbh for Deutsche Wohnen

On a scavenger hunt with editor Lesley-Ann Jahn to find edible plants on public grounds in Hamburg via mundraub.org.
<During my farewell round through the green I discover even more apple trees, which are not on the map. “Get over there now, it's worth it!” After all, my own basket is already full.

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Hamburger Dom, Die Zeit

Touring the funfair Hamburger Dom with the author Moritz Herrmann in Hamburg-St. Pauli.

We both laugh, and I want to embrace her, but I can't, because the bar is between us. But it’s the only thing that stands between us.

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Commissioned


Reisenthel, Spring & Summer campaign 2019

An atmospheric journey to Umbria with the new Reisenthel bags for the Spring & Summer 2019 collection. The interaction of light/shadow and bodies in the sunny surroundings of Umbria creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, accompanied by the Reisenthel bags.

Concept: Johann Cohrs
Models: Sophie Alfers, Christoph Nittschalk
Styling: Coren Pollok Hair & Makeup: Maria Mutz
Reisenthel: Susanne Schubert, Sonia Raeder

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Enversum, Ten years

Out and about on a rooftop in St.Pauli to remember ten years of Enversum GmbH.

Representing the human side of the private company as a partner for public electricity and gas: Employees and management are in a relaxed and reflective mood at their tenth anniversary celebration.

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Uuio, Visual Identity

Clear forms, made from only the highest quality materials. Children's furniture and toys from uuio.

The still lifes for UUIO express a classicly childlike mindset regarding space and design. UUIO products are staged in harmonic situations and photographed with warm light to accentuate their pleasant aura.

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Observations


Boberg
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Entenwerder
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Elbe
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waters
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Speicherstadt
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Schnaakenmoor
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Diving

Elbe

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garden
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