The Photographer

1991—1994 communication designs at a private school in Hamburg.
1995—2005 illustration at University of Applied Sciences [HAW Armgartstrasse].

ruedi.beckmann is living and working as a graphic designer in Hamburg since 1991.

He has been working for agencies like sinnerschrader, ministry of media, gvk, gvk 3rd unit, Pferdestall Kultur GmbH
as a freelance designer (mostly CI, print, screen and flash interface design).

He has been seriously working as an artistic photographer since 1998.

Body of work
The main objective has been to capture a real possible emotion.
Usually, photographers deal with surfaces, but it has become more and more important to go beyond that.
Models are not forced to cooperate and function to the desires of the photographer, they work to their own rules and wishes.
Concepts and themes are not really important, the real goal is to listen to the moment and get a grip on the present mood and feeling.
The result is measured by its credibility.


10/2015 125live Gallery London (Group Show)
09/2015 Blank Wall Gallery Athen (Group Show)
08/2015 Photobastei Zürich
04/2014 Kunst Haus, Wien
10/2013 Galerie Frei, Köln
05/2013 Fotomuseum, Görlitz
04/2013 Adam Ziege, Dresden-Neustadt
06/2012 6. Gestaltentreffen-Ausstellung, Rotunde, Bochum
12/2011 Fehre6, Berlin-Mitte
12/2010 Beyond Vanity Buchrelease-Austellung, Lokal, Hamburg
05/2010 5. Gestaltentreffen-Ausstellung, Bochum
10/2009 Pony Bar, Hamburg
03/2009 4. Gestaltentreffen-Ausstellung, Düsseldorf
10/2008 Kaderschmiede, Ottensen
02/2008 Ponybar, Uni-Viertel, Hamburg
12/2007 Kaderschmiede, Ottensen
10/2007 Neue Heimat, St. Pauli
03/2007 Bambi Bar, Hamburger Berg
02/2007 Kaderschmiede, Ottensen
07/2006 LINDA Artspace, Hein-Hoyer-Str.
12/2005 Wartezimmer, Balduinstr.

Interviews and Features at,,,,, C't Photo and various blogs (spreeblick, kwerfeldein, blogtimes).
Contributions for several online magazines and publications (destructed, kuenstlichst, strawberries, madatoms).