living in cologne, germany, achim lippoth occupies an exceptional position. in the last fifteen years, hardly any other photographer has exercised such an influence on photographs that depict or involve children as he has done. in the kids wear magazine, which he publishes himself, he has redefined children's fashions time after time, while simultaneously giving prominent colleagues like martin parr and nan goldin a free platform for exceptional editorial contributions. lippoth's photo spreads have won international prizes and have been exhibited all over the world. he also works as a film director. the advertising agencies that trust in his creative expertise include abbot mead vickers bbdo, ddb, grey worldwide, jung von matt, leo burnett, lowe, ogilvy & mather and others. among his customers are such names as audi, aol, lego, mcdonalds, lexus and lufthansa.