Stefan Falke


Reportage and movie stills photographer Stefan Falke was born and raised in Paderborn, Germany. After abandoning his civil engineer studies he worked as a photographer's assistant in Munich and later as a silk screen printer in Hamburg. He moved to New York in 1985 where he photographed for German and Austrian magazines. Back in Hamburg in 1994, film production companies hired him as a set photographer. Besides his assignments he started a long-term photography project in 1996 about a stilt walking school in the Caribbean titled "Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad", which was exhibited at the Visa Pour L'Image 2004 in Perpignan/France and published as a book in New York the same year. He became a member of the German agency "laif /agentur fuer photos und reportagen" in 1999.

He again lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, since 2002.

Work Experience

Laif / Agentur Fuer Photos Und Reportagen


laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen, based in Cologne, is one of the leading photo agencies for photojournalism, magazine and travel photography. Around 300 national and international freelance photographers provide us with their often published and multi-award-winning work, or give free rein to their creativity in our special archive productions. We currently work with 32 international agencies and syndications, which laif represents exclusively in Germany and which increase our range of visual resources.

Together with the archives of our partner agencies, laif’s image portfolio comprises a pool of over five million images. laif offers both individual photos and complete features to clients around the world, from editors of daily papers and weekly and monthly magazines (print and online) to publishers of books and calendars, and from corporate clients, associations and organizations to advertising agencies.

Our agency provides a wide range of photographic material on topics as diverse as travel, national and international politics, business, science, medicine, lifestyle, food and drink, sport and leisure, beauty, wellness, nature and portraits, among others. We are also continually expanding the range of material we have in the field of creative photography.


English (Fluent),
German (Native),


Photographer, Photojournalist, Portraitonlocationphotographer,