HI!


My name is Cecilia Aretz, a freelance photographer based in Hamburg, with focus on portrait, reportage and people photography. I started getting interested in photography a couple of years ago when I was studying media art&design at the college of fine arts in Saarbrücken. For about 5 years I have worked as an assistant for TV productions and several photographers before I started doing my own thing.

Besides my job I continuously work on free projects. My main interest is to discover social topics and I love taking photographs of peoples faces because I think portrait photography really shows the spirit of a person.










EXHIBITIONS







While I’m working on free projects, I still take enough time to be spontaneous apart from the planning  to discover the right place and time for them.My constant travel companion, by the way, is my analogue camera. Working with it is a much slower and a more conscious process, which gives me the opportunity to discover photography from a different point of view. Additionaly, I like spending some time in the darkroom, especially on rainy days, which aren’t rare in Hamburg. Some of my analog pictures can be seen on my Instagram account.

You are very welcome to contact me for any requests and collaboration.







“Das musste sein”, 10. Aufschlag, BFF Hamburg - 2018
“Sichtweise”, Photoweeks Stuttgart- 2017
“Uncommissioned”, 09. Aufschlag, BFF Hamburg - 04.05. - 07.05.2017
“Reduktion”, Triebwerk, BFF Berlin - 06.10. - 09.10.2016
„Eilt...” Diplomarbeit, Galerie der HBKSaar - 19.04.2013  –  03.05.2013
„Schöne Künste“ in Saarbrücken - 15.07.2012
Art Metz - 01.04.2011  –  15.07.2012
“Loopingstar”, Café et Al, Saarbrücken - 17.01.2011  –  07.02.2011
Photokina meets Academy - 21.09.2010  –  23.01.2011
“GOOD NEWS”, HBKsaar Galerie - 06.07.2010  –  26.09.2010
Viewfinder” Camera obscura, Saarbrücken - 29.01.2010     –  06.08.2010
Vordiplom, Theaterfotografie, im Theater Sparte4, Saarbrücken - 30.10.2009    –  01.02.2010
Kurzfilmtage im Kino 81/2, Saarbrücken - 06.02.2009   –  21.12.2009
“Das begehbare Märchen”, Saarbrücken - 30.10.2008    –  18.01.2009
“ZOOM 2008”, Saarbrücken - 10.10.2007     –  10.02.2008










AWARDS


2018  –  BFF Aufschlag Award Junior Gold
2016  –  “Selected” Pic Förderpreis
2015  –  Newcomer Nominee German Design Award 





NEW PICTURES FOR SCHUHKAY, FALL/WINTER 2018
photography: cecilia aretz
client: schuhkay
agency: neunundzwanzig grad
styling: petra rodek


                    







IMAGE CAMPAIGN FOR SOPHIENSAELE, BERLIN 2018
photography: cecilia aretz
design: jan grygoriew




                    








SELECTED PORTRAITS PRINTED IN ART OF PORTRAIT MAGAZINE
photography: cecilia aretz
models: ingrid tolentino, isabella hunstiger, min bark, freddy








“NO MEMORY OF TIME” in PHOTOVOGUE
photography: cecilia aretz
model: isabella hundzinger








ISY SAWADOGO in PHOTOVOGUE
photography: cecilia aretz
model: isy sawadogo
hair&makeup: farina witt





“UNSTOPPABLE” for ELEGANT MAGAZINE
photography: cecilia aretz
model: katrin schöning
hair&makeup: sabrina wolf





STILL IN SEARCH - 10 YEARS
photography: cecilia aretz
band: still in search
design made by: still in search




“YOU STILL OWN ME MONEY PAUL” FOR ENC. MAGAZINE
photographer: cecilia aretz
models: kyam hunt & chené van ervan
hair makeup: pitzi müller
fashion: JAN 'N JUNE







MEIKE HARDE FOR SAYHITO_
photographer: cecilia aretz
designer: meike harde
published in sayhito_ magazine







CLIENT LIST & PUBLICASHIONS


abc carpet & home, Bershka, Breuninger, Elegant Magazine, foodora, Gala, HeyPaula, H.O.M.E. Magazin, mm1 Berlin, Mittelsächsisches Theater, NEUNUNDZWANZIG GRAD, Joselle, PR Loews, say hi to_, Schuhkay, Sophiensaele Berlin, Sparte 4 Saarbrücken, SR, UnserDing, VHS Hamburg, Warner Music Group, Vogue Italia

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