Oliver Schwarzwald is a storyteller, telling tales through his images. These could be inspired by many things – experiences, memories, important and less important observations – and are expressed through a variety of techniques. As Schwarzwald himself says: “different messages need different executions”. Born in Gdansk, and now resident in Hamburg, his often fantastical and surreal tales are composed with a precise and meticulous attention to detail – and particularly to the lighting of the image. His work is unified by the sensation of serenity which one gains through “arousing small, simple feelings”. Since 2021, Oliver is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany.


  • Lead Award Gold 2004 still life photography,
  • KTR Award Poland,
  • German Art Directors’ Club Silver Award,
  • IF Communication Award
  • Sony World Photography Award (Still Life Professional: Silver)


  • 2011 Leica Group Exhibition "Cosy Up", Recom Berlin
  • 2011 "International Breakfast" Group Exhibition Arbeitsmuseum Norrköping, Schweden
  • 2013 "Spray Painted Stilllifes" Limited Edition Design Gallery, Hamburg
  • 2014 Group Exhibition Subject Matter Art, London
  • 2015 "Artificial Realities" East Wing Biennial, Group Exhibition, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • 2016 Sony World Photography Award, London / Peking / Berlin
  • 2016 "One Euro Sculptures", Solo Exhibition, Julia Waldmann, Hamburg
  • 2017 "No Mango Please", Group Exhibition, Julia Waldmann, Hamburg
  • 2017 "Keep calm and smile", Group Exhibition, Gallery Sakura Paris / Calais
  • 2018 "One Euro Sculptures ", Solo Exhibition, Jung von Matt Gallery, Hamburg
  • 2019 "Foodplay", Group Exhibition, Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, Budapest


Selected Clients: Arte, Adidas, Audi, Bonne Maman, Bionade, BMW, Breuninger, Canary Warf, Davidoff, Deutsche Bahn, Die Zeit, Dr.Hauschka, Fashionable Lampoon, Fazer, Elle UK, Edeka, Four Magazin, Görtz, Hornbach, Hermes, Icon Design, IKEA, Jägermeister, Kiton, Le Pan Magazine, Loved & Found Magazine, Lufthansa, Martell, Manager Magazine, Mc Donalds, NyaNordiska, Nomos, NZZ, Oeding Erdel, Pal Zileri, Procter & Gamble, Ramazzotti, Ritz Carlton, Sieger Design, Spiegel, SZ Magazin, Space NK, Sleek, Der Stern, Unilever, Vitra, Villeroy & Boch, Wallpaper Magazine, Wallpaper Store, Wala, Wempe, Zeit Magazin, Zentis, Zoeva.
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Oliver Schwarzwald

Borselstrasse 9
D-22765 Hamburg


Paris www.laurenceboue.com

EasternEurope www.photoby.pl


Prints can be purchased
online at Subjectmatterart