Matthias Clamer is one of the most highly sought-after entertainment photographers working today. He is also renowned as a celebrity portraitist.
Describing his artistic approach, he says, “I research my subject as much as I can. I look for personal traits and tastes and try to link the context of the story with the subject.”
Being sensitive to what his subjects are feeling is a reason Matthias has been so successful at shooting famous people. He does not hesitate to challenge both the celebrities he photographs and the viewing audience who assume they know these people intimately, often introducing the unexpected.
Quirkiness, humor and stealth are some of the main traits that can be seen in his photography. “Working around someone’s public image,” says Matthias, “is the fun part of what I do.”