Stefan West  
Architecture / Interiors / Portaits / Photography / Berlin / Hong Kong  
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Lives, plays and works in Berlin, Germany

  • 2012 – 2022 Co-Founder, photographer and designer at Studio Envary in Hong Kong
  • 2008 - 2012 Creative and Photographer at architecture firm M Moser Associates, Hong Kong
  • 2005 - Freelance work in HK and China (my very first visit to the region)
  • 2003 - 2007 1st Assistant to fashion and portrait photographer Dirk Merten, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 - 2008 Co-Founder of studio Dezernat030, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003 – 2007 Studied Communications Design and Photography at Design Academy Berlin (BSDC), Germany
  • 2003 Teamed up with Germanys first game developer and video game culture magazine GameFace
  • 2001 Studied Games Design at Games Academy Berlin, Germany
  • 1995 first far encounters with astro photography
  • 1980 Born in Berlin, Germany

Photographer, mixed-media artist & freelance designer currently living and working in Berlin.

  • Explorative, curious, visually expressive.
  • Depicting documentary, concept and narrative driven photography
  • Not pertaining to a specific style or photographic medium
  • Shooting mostly digital small and medium format.

Genuinely coming from a broad body of creative work and influences, I refrain from exclusively focusing on specific topics or techniques. Exploration, observation and visual dialogue are key drivers of my work“

Experience horizon

  • Interior and architecture photography
  • Product Photography
  • Brand Visuals and Corporate Photography
  • Product 3D Visualisation
  • Portraits and Corporate Portraits
  • Landscapes

Images i haved worked on (mainly interior architecture) have been published in Interior Design Magazine, OfficeConcept, Hinge, OnOffice, Wallpaper, Coolhunter, Contract, Bloomberg, i-D Magazine

Blessed with a happy childhood in East-Berlin throughout the late stages of a crumbling system in East-Germany, prior to the wave of changes that came with the re-unification, definitely made an impression on my perceptions and memories. Also, the fact that Stefan grew up in an extremely contrasting environment, literally at the junction of century old villas, heavy industrial plants, vast rail yards, lush forests, a massive power plant, the headquarters of the Soviet Military Administration and Soviet army barracks in the area of Karlshorst (Berlin), probably had a profound impact on his photographic sensibility, considering that many of these contrasting places underwent a series of stark transformations after Germany’s re-unification.

"A fond memory I had as a boy with 2 of my best buddies.. the thrilling exploration of storage facilities, bunkers and offices in the just abandoned (and barbed wire fenced) Soviet army barracks, directly adjacent to our “forest kingdom”. The blend of industrial brutalism, serene nature and people living in-between is likely something that stuck with me."

Venturing out to Asia in 2005, he again found the visual codes retained from his childhood (this time just extensively larger and more detailed) - to that end Stefan became visually enthralled by the rapidly transforming environment in Hong Kong, albeit a transformation due to different means. A fascination grew, countless shutter clicks later…back to Berlin… another transformation happened in absence.

For commissions, print, TFP, portfolio or other enquiries, please get in touch.