Chris Noltekuhlmann was seventeen years old and an exchange student at a US-High School when his photography teacher showed him the Annie Leibovitz documentary “Life Trough a Lens”. From that moment on, Chris realized a genuine passion of his which had already begun with his first single-lens reflex camera at age 13. Although currently in his early mid-twenties and residing in Berlin, Chris was originally raised in a small village named Doerentrup in Ostwestfalen Lippe. His very early interest in music, culture and art led to a dedicated self-study in his adolescent years. Chris’ projects included adventurous undertakes such as building a darkroom in his parent’s basement, as well as constructing light modifiers made of household articles. Not long after, Chris came home with jobs for band shootings and online blogs. Following high school graduation and voluntary community service, Noltekuhlmann interned and served as an assistant to well-established photographers, and may now count names such as Warner Music, Embassy of Music, MTV, Yamaha Instruments und Johnson&Johnson among his clients. His photographic work has been published in Visions Magazine, Alternative Press, and Vice Magazines Blog Noisey. As an artist, Noltekuhlmann primarily focuses on people portraits, as well as advertisement and reports. In addition, he works as a movie director, currently concentrating on music videos, record teasers and commercial advertisement for movie theaters.
Young and ambitious, Chris Noltekuhlmann works at the intersection of new media and digital technology and is simultaneously a devoted admirer of traditional, old school photography. His favorite Camera? A good, old, german Linhof 4×5 field camera.