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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.
May 2007
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.
2006Jun 1990
FH Düsseldorf – FB2 Design
Dipl. Des.
Studied design – photography as second
Goch, Germany
Jun 2010
winner, Photography Annual 51
Feb 2010
winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography
Sep 2010
Sep 2009
Feb 2008
winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography
Feb 2008
winner, Applied Arts Awards Photography
Aug 2008
Featured in 6 page article, issue 6/2008
English (Fluent), German (Native)
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.