A life changing journey in pictures

Freitag, 16. November 2018



More than 20 years ago, Ken Schluchtmann undertook a journey that would change his life forever. What started off as an ordinary vacation evolved into an immersive experience, stepping inside an entirely different world featuring a visual intensity impossible to be captured in words.

Several years later – by then Schluchtmann had quit his law studies and was graduating from Lette-Verein Berlin as a photo designer – he specialized in architectural and landscape photography and began to develop the unique visual language that characterizes his iconic style. 

Since then, Ken Schluchtmann has returned to Norway more than 15 times and is now sharing the results of his trips during the past eight years. His exhibition „Architecture and Landscape in Norway“ at the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin is an examination of the country, its impressive landscapes and its contemporary architecture. 

04.10.2018 – 17.01.2019
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies
Rauchstrasse 1
10787 Berlin

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New project website

Freitag, 16. November 2018


To give you more information and deeper impressions about the project we created a special website.

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IAA motorshow – BMW exhibition booth

Montag, 02. Oktober 2017


“This is tomorrow. Now.” Following this guiding principle, the BMW Group’s exhibition at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 14 to 24 September showcases an unprecedented spectrum of topics, from BMW i and the latest products for the luxury segment, to BMW M, MINI and BMW Motorrad, as well as the latest developments from the world of mobility services.

The 10,500 m² booth in Hall 11 with its very dynamic architecture comprises highly emotive topic zones, generous aisles, extensive vistas and highlight spots. Details shown in the crisp photographs shot by Ken Schluchtmann around the Vision Loop, the core event area of the BMW booth, comprising 550 seats surrounded by a 150-metre circular track. All in the spirit of the mission of the BMW Group: redefining mobility and challenging the status quo.

Agency: Meiré & Meiré


BMW, IAA Motorshow Frankfurt a.M. – highlight presentation

Montag, 02. Oktober 2017


Agency press conferences: Bluescope Berlin
Agency daily show: Meiré & Meiré


IAA motorshow – MINI exhibition booth

Samstag, 30. September 2017


More a street festival than an exhibition booth. The MINI brand’s presence at the IAA 2017 was an invitation to the visitors to immerse themselves in an urban setting with industrial-style architecture. The five MINI models (MINI three-door, MINI five-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman) have been arranged in different “mood boards” all focussed on urban living. The highlights have been the smoothie kiosk with a street food festival feeling offering healthy drinks and there was also a real barbershop where male visitors could get a 30-minute styling and grooming session.

Concept: becc agency


IAA motorshow – Opel exhibition booth

Mittwoch, 27. September 2017


At IAA 2017 the agency VITAMIN E (Hamburg) has proposed an artistic and lively interpretation of the theme „urbanity meets adventure“ with its new Opel stand.
As with their first appearance for Opel at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, VITAMIN E’s goal was to turn the classic motor show into a brand owned platform with a friendly, authentic and very close brand experience that gives visitors the opportunity to experience the Opel brand in a special way.
In Frankfurt on a total of 3,300 square metres, the experts realised a collage-like urban setting for spatial communication, combining modern façade elements in concrete look with classical architecture and vertical gardens. Always in the spotlight: The world premiere of the new Opel SUV „Grandland X“ embedded in X-Ville, an installation offering far more than just a platform for the new innovative compact SUV.

Concept and design by VITAMIN E


Bentley Continental GT

Donnerstag, 07. September 2017


A unique visual interpretation for a one-of-a-kind car: Bentley’s Continental GT. The Continental GT with its unprecedented style is a phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted car redefining what a grand tourer can be.

In a production in northeast Germany in early sping Ken Schluchtmann catched with his attentive eye the luxury feeling of this car conceived to delight every sense of its users.


Bentley Bentayga Diesel – South Tyrol, Italy

Freitag, 03. März 2017


The shooting of the new Bentayga Diesel, the first diesel in Bentley’s history has taken place in an amazing setting: Meran in the Italian Dolomites. Unique locations challenging the Bentayga, „a SUV for every kind of journey“ to show it’s particular combination of practicality, power and luxury with innovative technology.

The first stop was the famous vinery Manincor in Kaltern, the largest wine estate in South Tyrol, since 1606 a family operation with charm and personality – in legacy to the meaning of the family name itself because „Man-in-cor“ means roughly „Hand on heart“.

Then there was the Jaufenpass waiting for the Bentley Bentayga Diesel with its wonderful snowy mountain landscape on 2094 meters. Curvy roads for amazing photographs taken by Ken Schluchtmann from a flying helicopter to catch the very essence of the car performance with its refined 8-cylinder diesel engine.

The trip ended in the new luxury resort San Luis, opened just a couple of month ago at Avelengo not far from Meran. In the middle of a 40 hectares alpine park with a beautiful lake there are wooden chalets and tree-houses welcoming the guests in a minimal yet balanced and comfortable style in close relation to the breathtaking nature of the Dolomites.

A unique backdrop for a one-of-a-kind SUV!


Bentley Bentayga, Switzerland

Sonntag, 28. August 2016


We have been shooting Bentley’s remarkable and imposing SUV, an incredible combination of luxury and performance during two road trips across Switzerland. In line with the pay-off “Wherever Bentayga takes you, it will help to see it through new eyes” we caught unique moments in the Swiss landscape, a wonderful backdrop for a car which is setting new standards in the SUV sector.

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Montag, 15. Dezember 2014


Ken Schluchtmann is again listed in “BLICKFANG – Deutschlands beste Fotografen”. The yearbook 2013-2014, available as hardcopy and as an online edition, aims to showcase the best German photographers with their different takes. Here you can find 222 photographers in alphabetical order. Ken is represented with his work in the categories architecture, industry, interior, product, automotive and landscape.

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Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013


Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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BMW 3 Series, Portugal

Montag, 17. September 2012


Peugeot 208

Freitag, 17. Februar 2012


Client: Peugeot
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW i, BMW IAA Frankfurt a.M. communication images

Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2011


Agencies: Bluescope (Lead Agency), Gate 11 (Communication Film), Mutabor (2D Communication IAA)
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics

Sonntag, 29. Mai 2011


Agency: Bluescope
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Communication image BMW – 63rd IAA Frankfurt am Main

Montag, 28. September 2009


48 hours before the opening of the 63rd International motor show IAA 2009 in Frankfurt am Main. DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE realised the production of the official communication image of BMW.

Lead agency: Bluescope Berlin
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.
Pictures making of: Christian von Manteuffel

Mille Miglia, 63rd IAA Frankfurt am Main

Sonntag, 27. September 2009

An old BMW 328 Mille Miglia from 1940 running the round course at the BMW exhibition booth every hour was one of the highlights at the Motor Show.

Volkswagen T5, Norway

Dienstag, 25. August 2009



Montag, 20. Oktober 2008


BMW Welt

Dienstag, 15. Januar 2008


Architecture: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

MINI Double D

Dienstag, 01. Januar 2008


For MINI Lifeestyle DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE produced a shooting of an old english bus. The bus from 1961 – the year of the first MINI – was rebuild and designed as a shop at the ground floor. At the first floor they built a lounge. The bus is moving to various events all over Europe.

Concept of bus: Stephan Ponikva
Graphics calendar: Start, Munich
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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BMW x5, Valencia

Freitag, 16. Februar 2007


Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

Volkswagen Project Fox

Freitag, 01. April 2005

0503 project fox

For the presentation of the new Volkswagen Fox the former agency Eventlabs (now Nest One) created a very special event in Copenhagen.

They invited various international artists to redesign a complete hotel with 67 rooms.
At the same time they built a temporary club in an old warehouse at the harbour an ran it for four weeks with daily dinner, concerts and dj’s.
The third location was an old hall where they installed a gallery. 7 teams of artists used each each a real car for an art installation.

Agency: Eventlabs (now Nest One)
Photos in cooperation with Dirk Daehmlow.

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BMW 1 Series

Donnerstag, 01. Juli 2004


BMW 1 – Munich, Paris