Strong, vivid, unusual: Let the pictures speak for themselves

German photographer Frank P. Wartenberg was awarded at the Graphis Photography Annual 2015, winning a walloping total of seven awards for his portrait and beauty photographs —they included platinum, gold, silver, and two merit awards!

Frank P. Wartenberg has an everlasting passion for pure portrait photography. Over the years, celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, Jessica Alba, Sarah Connor, Nadja Auermann, Monica Cruz, Tricia Helfer, Heidi Klum and Steffi Graf have stood in front of Frank's camera.

Frank P. Wartenberg loves to experiment. Structures, colours, shapes and lights are his approach to capture the human body with his camera. The elements have always been an artistic component of this photography: he has worked in the mud and with flames, up in the air, above and under water.

The range of his portfolio goes from clean, pure beauty shots to opulent fashion spreads, elaborate settings and light installations. He thoroughly works on poses and expressions and encourages his team, behind and in front of his camera, to give it one's all until he has captured the perfect moment.

Frank's work leads him from Hamburg to London and New York, and to places all over the world.

(All photographs by Frank P. Wartenberg.)