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Michael Schnabel
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Michael Schnabel
Michael Schnabel
Michael Schnabel
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German photographer, Michael Schnabel, does not simply wait for the ‘decisive moment’, he creates it. He is a perfectionist, a prolific artist and masters any category he touches, whether it is original and sophisticated landscapes, lifestyle, automobile or architecture photography. The list of awards and exhibitions is by far the longest on our roster, with Michael seeing justified worldwide acclaim. His international breakthrough came with his series, Stille Berge (Tranquil Mountains), which impressively exemplifies his artistic approach – meticulous preparation, total concentration, genuine commitment, authenticity, and a clearly defined concept and ‘his own’ light. As a result, it is hardly surprising that Lürzer’s Archive has long numbered him among the world’s top 200 advertising photographers.

This is a photographer whose work is very much in demand. Michael succeeds in visualizing complex worlds of interlocking motifs with such surpassing skill that the viewer is simultaneously surprised and emotionally touched. Although his work is contemporary in style, Michael always strives to lend his images an enduring, almost classical quality whether it is in the desert, mountain ranges or megapolises.  Constantly exploring and extending the possibilities offered by photography as a medium – an approach that also bears fruit in his commissioned artistic works. His oeuvre reveals an ongoing process of development, venturing into film direction, high end cinematic cinemagraphs, gifs and artistic expression through experimentation of various forms.


The list of awards and exhibitions is literally about 6 A4 pages long, so here is a list of those just from 2017 and some from 2016:

“Beyond the sphere of reproduction“, Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art,Chongqing
“Beyond the sphere of reproduction“, Museum of Contemporary Art Shenzhen
“Beyond the sphere of reproduction“, White Box Museum of Art Beijing Mizhi Cave House International Photography Art Festival, Shaanxi, China
“Beyond the Sphere of Reproduction“, State Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen
“Trigger & Sichtweise“, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
“Beyond the Sphere of Reproduction“, Galerie Kubus, Hannover
White Box Museum of Art Beijing
Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Shenzhen
Städtische Galerien Iserlohn
PX 1 Award
AOP Award
IPA Awards, 1st place Automotive Advertising photography
Luerzer’s Archiv 200 best Photographers worldwide
Luerzer’s Archiv 200 best Digital Artists worldwide
One Eyeland, Best of the best
2016 PDN, Annual Award PX3, Silver Award
200 best digital artists, Lürzer‘s Archiv

The full list available on request. For Michael’s artist folio please contact us.