Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
How dark can blue go before it turns black? Bernd Westphal masterfully shows us how, as his light faithfully comes back to him from the velvet depths of these magnificent campaign images for BYNACHT.
Styling: Sascha Gaugel / Kalle Hildinger, Agency: BYNACHT GmbH, CD: Helge Blöck, AD: Anna Barnick / Alexandra Westphal
Bernd Westphal´s finesse in contrast perfectly captured Scholz & Friends´ new campaign concept for Mercedes-Benz. Styling Hendrik Schaulin.
Sports no Sports
„Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg“ commissioned Bernd Westphal for the image motive of their exhibition „Sports no Sports“.
Revival of the Machine
It is the second time Bernd Westphal did shot some images for the magazine „The Revival of the Machine“. This time the client is Ehinger Kraftrad Speedster which is inspired by splender grass track machines and pays tribute to the racing bikes from the 1920s to 1940s. Influenced are this images by Jean Gratons graphic novel „Michel Valiant“. Character Julie Wood was played by Ehinger Kraftrad Team Member Anja Willenborg. Illustrator Javier Fernandez added his very personal touch to it and created a story around this Bike.
For Clariant Swizterland Bernd Westphal did shoot these beautiful motives with MUTABOR. Styling Kirsten Schmidt.
BERND WESTPHAL, born 1968
Bernd studied communications design, majoring in photography at FH Darmstadt. After assisting various still life, fashion and architecture photographers, he then proceeded to work as an art director at various advertising agencies in Hamburg. Yet today, since 2003, Bernd is working exclusively as a photographer. As a logical consequence of his past, his minimalistic vision leans strongly towards graphic experimentation with inspirations often rooted in painting and film.
Bernd Westphal is currently based in Hamburg.
Clients: Astra, Audi AG, Aveda, Bisley, BMW, Bosch, COR, Eidos, Gauloises, Gelbe Seiten, Ikea, Interluebke, John Player Special, Lamborghini, Lipton, Lufthansa, Lucky Strike, McDonalds Minolta, Nikon, Nivea, Siemens AG, Swiss Cargo , Tetra Pak, VW, etc.
Publications: Feld Hommes, Gala, GQ, Maxi, Max, Tusch, Woman, Vogue, etc.