Bernd Westphal

• Hamburg •



Brilliant Bernd! Commercial yet elevated, and always on point. Case photography for Europe’s leader in plant based foods, Veganz. Agency: Studio Oeding; AD: Janika Petersen; CD&ID: Katrin Oeding; SET: Bernd Westphal.


Apollo Optik

Bernd Westphal’s outlook on Apollo Optik‘s new summer campaign evidently won over our client. Styling done by Sandra Schollmeyer. Loved Agency. AB: Marc Huth CD: Svenja Jelen.


Van Laack

Bold clean lines backed by a masterful blue mark Bernd Westphal’s signature in his latest commission for van Laack. Creative Director: Henrik Mielicke. Styling: Ina Silberzahn


Brave New World

Bernd Westphal’s Brave New World, a brilliant and beautiful interpretation of a world seemimgly perfect and intact yet ultimately segregated by fear, where those who dare to “live” must do so hidden behind a mask of make believe. CD: Alexandera Westphal, Styling: Henrik Mielicke


Jägermeister Cold Brew

Cold, black and bold… Bernd Westphal conjures up the perfect visual metaphors of Jaegermeister Cold Brew. Agency is Studio Oeding.



Always a true wheel of inspiration, Bernd Westphal once again for VW, Styling Nina Lemm, Agency DDB Berlin

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In Focus


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, Clariant, COR, Dove, Eidos, Gauloises, Gelbe Seiten, Ikea, Interluebke, John Player Special, Jonathan Johnson, Lamborghini, Lipton, Lufthansa, Lucky Strike, Mercedes Benz, McDonalds Minolta, Nikon, Nivea, Siemens AG, Swiss Cargo, Tetra Pak, VW, van Laak etc.


Publications: Feld Hommes, Gala, GQ, Maxi, Max, Tusch, Woman, Vogue, etc.