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
"Congratulations Lars, We only pick the best work that effectively
promotes the Adweek Talent Gallery. Keep creating great things!"
— Adweek Curatorial Team, 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, serving international clients
from our MADDOCMAN studio in central Berlin. I have a background as software engineer and IT entrepreneur with an early past in music production, arts and theater.

Photographer Lars Brandt Stisen with His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden in London
His Excellency Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden (right) 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 her clients.

Master bookbinder and artist Helle Brandt Stisen with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
My mother (left) with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

My mother is the daughter of renowned master bookbinder Jens E. Hansen and my great-grandfather was the Scandinavian furniture designer Albert Hansen. My father is a former school teacher and entrepreneur in the Kartonage industry. Our family has the honor of being included in Kraks Blå Bog (Krak's Blue Book is a listing of people who have excelled through their profession and had an influence on Danish culture, industry and design etc.).

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. I spent 9 years after finishing art school writing and producing music while situated in Denmark and later in France.
I've also been working as lighting technician at a theatre in Switzerland where I was almost killed due to an electrical incident backstage. But I survived and 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 working as creative director and self-taught photographer under the MADDOCMAN brand managed by my brother Bo Brandt Stisen.

Our 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)
iGNANT (DE) – The Awesomer (USA) – COUCH Magazine (DE) – HEAVEN HAS HEELS (USA) – WAREHOUSE (UK) – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (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) – BO BEDRE (DK)
FEMINA (DK) – Alt for Damerne (DK) – COSTUME LIVING (DK) – RUM (DK) – FEIN Magazine (DK) – Ugebladet SØNDAG (DK) – Illums Bolighus (DK)
Bruun's Galleri (DK) – Salling Stormagasin (DK) – Magasin Du Nord (DK) – Sinnerup (DK) – IMERCO (DK) – Inspiration (DK) – and many more...