Photographer Lars Brandt Stisen self portrait
Self portrait

Lars Brandt Stisen

"No one can produce an image quite like Lars Brandt Stisen"
— Schön! Magazine, London UK
"We're over the moon about the new photos. They are insanely beautiful,
thank you!"
— The IMPOSSIBLE Project, Berlin Germany
"Your work is very refreshing"
— Victionary Publishing, Hong Kong
"The LEMTOSH looks particularly stylish in the "EGO IN PROMINENCE"
photo series by photographer Lars Brandt Stisen"
— MOSCOT, New York City USA
"We are starting to be big fans. We love your style..."
— Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week agency  
Temporary Showroom, Berlin Germany
"A creative leader on Behance"
— Behance Inc. New York City USA
"Photographer Lars Brandt Stisen seeks to stop us in our tracks..."
— Quiet Lunch Magazine, New York City USA

Introduction

I am a Danish photographer and visual artist based in Berlin Germany. I do creative direction and commercial photography for advertising and fashion.
Besides travelling between locations I also serve international clients from our studio in central Berlin.

Photographer Lars Brandt Stisen with His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden in London
His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden and I in London,
exhibiting my work with Schön! Magazine — Gallery

Inspiration

I was completely mesmerized when I first experienced camera obscura as a child, I wanted to do something with it. But even though I have great interest in the technical aspects and processes behind photography, the basic idea and story always has the focus in my work.

Bio excerpt

I come from a family with a tradition in arts and crafts and grew up in the creative atmosphere of my mother's workshop in Aarhus Denmark.
As a master bookbinder and artist my mother Helle Stisen has exhibited and sold her work around the world from 5th Avenue in New York to The Danish house on Champs-Élysées in Paris while counting the Danish Royal Family among the prominent clients visiting her workshop in Aarhus.
My mother is the daughter of renowned master bookbinder Jens E. Hansen and my great-grandfather was the Scandinavian furniture designer Albert Hansen.

I went to Waldorf elementary and high school with a diploma from Aros Art School and have a background in music, arts and software engineering as certified Microsoft MCP. After school I would create cardboard camera mockups and dream of producing television. Watching the framed image through the viewfinder always fascinated me.
Instead I spent 9 years after finishing art school writing and producing music while situated in Denmark and later in France. At one point I took the opportunity to work as lighting technician at a theatre in Switzerland where I gained valuable insights about lighting and the fascinating world of theatre.
I later turned my attention to computer programming back in Denmark where I spent 7 years as software developer and IT entrepreneur while co-founding two successful software companies.

Today I am living in Berlin as self-taught photographer, creative director and visual artist while serving international clients under the MADDOCMAN brand managed by my brother Bo Brandt Stisen.

My work appears in:

Schön! Magazine (UK) – WIRED Magazine (USA) – ELLE (DE) – INTERVIEW Magazine (DE) – GLAMOUR (DE) – IN Magazine (DE) – Flair Magazine (DE)
Mashable (USA) – Fast Company (USA) – SELECTISM (USA) – Sleek Magazine (DE) – ZEIT Online (DE) – The Telegraph (UK) – ShortList Magazine (UK)
The Awesomer (USA) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (DE) – WAREHOUSE (UK) – HEAVEN HAS HEELS (USA) – COUCH Magazine (DE) – iGNANT (DE)
Quiet Lunch Magazine (USA) – Der Tagesspiegel (DE) – M-Magazine (DE) – KaDeWe Berlin (DE) – Packaging of the World (USA) – MWB Magazine (UK)
Frankfurt Trade Fair Magazine TopFair (DE) – Handels DIGEST (DE) – TextilWirtschaft (DE) – Stil & Markt (DE) – Electronic Beats (DE) – dolcevita (CZ)
TAXI Magazine (SG) – Bone Magazine (TR) – OZON Magazine (GR) – Picame Magazine (IT) – Luna Magazine (DE) – Berlingske (DK) – FEMINA (DK)
FEIN Magazine (DK) – RUM (DK) – BO BEDRE (DK) – Alt for Damerne (DK) – Ugebladet SØNDAG (DK) – Illums Bolighus (DK) – Bruun's Magazine (DK)
Salling Stormagasin (DK) – Magasin Du Nord (DK) – Sinnerup (DK) – IMERCO (DK) – Inspiration (DK) – and many more...