'TO BE A CREATIVE, YOU NEED CURIOSITY AND A KEEN INTEREST IN THE NOW. BUT TO TRULY CREATE, IT ALSO TAKES A LITTLE RECKLESSNESS.'

-Kai Wiechmann

Background

Having lived in London and New York, he is known to supply worldwide magazines and advertising agencies with his own trademark style of people-, portrait- and product photography. Clients like American Express, Kangol, Mercedes Benz and Wella entrust him with adding his photographic style to their campaigns. He feels as much at home in complex and large scale photo productions in Cape Town and L.A., as he does when shooting smaller, creative fashion editorials and personal work, where he explores new approaches and techniques.

Teaching

Kai Wiechmann is here to help you develop your photographic capabilities and artistic self.

On top of his advertising work, Kai has always regarded an ongoing learning process as the lifeline to creative growth. Consequently he also lectures in photography at SRH School of Design and Communication in Berlin and and University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund.

In 2024 he decided to take this teaching further under THE VISUAL LOFT in Berlin, to share his love for photography with evolving creative professionals and enthusiasts.

”Kai has an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm. German know-how with a great understated sense of humour.

-Steve Wioland, Art Director, DDB London

"His promotional pieces were my first introduction to his work. What stood out was his excellent use of subject placement and how he conveys a sense of humor in everyday situations. I also like the way he mixes the formality of portraiture with different environments and available colors, and then fuses these elements to compose each image. Kai's photographs will pull you in immediately and demand that you spend some time with them. “It will be time well spent.”

-Zana Woods, Senior Photo Editor, Wired Magazine USA

“Kai has a rare ability to think conceptually whilst also being hands-on. We have worked together on numerous location and studio based projects. What all these stories have in common is great production and great photography whilst holding on to concepts and the need to communicate through pictures.He is an outstanding creative.”

-Ash Gibson, Creative Director, Men's Health UK

Clients

Clients

3mobile
Aktion Mensch
American Express
Amnesty International
Bayer
Buffalo
Casio/G-Shock
Citibank
Citroen
Credit Suisse
Deka
Delta Airlines
Dentsply Sirona
Deutsche Telekom
Dockers
EssoFrance Telecom
Hershey’s
Ikea
Kangol
Kellogg’s
Mercedes Benz
Natwest
Neurexan Nextel
Nivea
Orange
Owp
Panasonic
Qwest
RWE
Sharpie
Siemens Healthineers
Silhouette
Snack-A-Jacks
Sony Playstation
Sundance Channel
Target
Time Warner
Toshiba
Toyota
Vattenfall
Victoria Versicherungen
Visa
VW
Wella
Wiener Städtische




Magazines

125 Magazine
Amica
Barbara
Blackbook
Blag
Car Magazine UK
Casa Brutus
Clear
Creative Review
Details Us
Discover
Esquire UK
GQ UK
Intersection
It Magazine
Line
Maxim Fasion UK
Mens Health UK
New York Magazine
Sleaze Nation
Sunday Telegraph Magazine
Tank
The Face
The Weekend Guardian
Travel & Leisure
Vanity Fair
Weekend Guardian
Wallpaper
Wired



Advertising agencies

Addison. New York
AMV/BBDO. London
AP Lintas. Hamburg
BBDO. Paris
BBDO. Paris
Brawand Rieken. Hamburg
Cayenne. Duesseldorf
Chi. London
Craft. London
D.Signwerk. Vienna
DDB. London
DDB. Paris
DMB. Vienna
Dragon Rouge. Paris
Euro RSCG. London
Euro RSCG. Paris
FCB. Paris
Fresh. London
Geppetto. New York
Grabarz & Partner. Hamburg
Grey. Duesseldorf
Hakuhodo. Frankfurt
Harriman Steel. London
Heimat. Berlin
Heye & Partner. Hamburg
HTP. Munich.
J. Walter Thompson. NYC
Jung Von Matt. Hamburg
Kirshenbaum Bond NYC
KKLD. Berlin
KNSK/BBDO. Hamburg
Kolle Rebbe. Hamburg
Leo Burnett. Chicago
M&C Saatchi. London
M.Conrad & L.Burnett.
Frankfurt
M.E.C.H. Berlin
McCann Health. London.
McCann Erickson. Paris
McCann. Salt Lake City
Mother. London.
Mother. New York
Ogilvy & Mather. New York
Saatchi & Saatchi. London
Scholz & Friends. Hamburg
Select. Hamburg
Shepardson, Stern & Kaminski. NY
Springer & Jacobi. Paris
Springer & Jacobi. Hamburg
TBWA \ Chiat \ Day. New York
Wolff Olins. New York
Fresh. London
Geppetto Group. New York
Grabarz & Partner. Hamburg
Grey. Duesseldorf
Hakuhodo. Frankfurt
Harriman Steel. London
Heimat. Berlin
Heye & Partner. Hamburg
HTP Communications. Munich