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Harald Benz

photographer, art director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I am an art director who turned photographer. Or in other words, I'm a photographer with the trained eye of an art director.
Either way, it makes for a strikingly efficient combination to work with and creates results with a unique and fresh look.

To describe my style of shooting the phrase 'Fly on the Wall' would fit best. Yet, in my case this phrase does not limit itself to just 'finding' photos. Having the long time experience of working as an art director in advertising makes it very easy for me to create photos that look like I found them.

Work Experience

Squarehead

owner

photography
art direction and design

Have a long working history (full-time and freelance) as art director in advertising agencies, in Canada and Germany.
To name just a few ... GGK Düsseldorf, RSCG Butter, Rang, BBDO Düsseldorf, Vickers & Benson, Toronto, Padulo, Dentsu.
May 2007 Toronto, Canada

Education

FH Düsseldorf – FB2 Design

Dipl. Des.

Studied design – photography as second
2006 - June 1990 Germany

Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck

1972 - 1978 Goch, Germany

Languages

English (Fluent),
German (Native),

Awards

Communication Arts

winner, Photography Annual 51

201006

Applied Arts Magazine

winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography

201002

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)

2 Honorable Mention

201009

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)

2 Honorable Mention

200909

Applied Arts Magazine

winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography

200802

Applied Arts Magazine

winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography

200802

LFI - International Photo Magazine

Featured in 6 page article, issue 6/2008

200808

Skills

Completed Apprenticeship (3.5 Years Long) As Goldsmith, Hobby: Making Fine Watch Straps For Panerai,

Additional Information

I am looking for photo representation. Am also interested in gallery representation.