Patrick Brandt
Since starting his career as a cameraman, travelling has been Patrick Brandt’s
daily business. His work for TV documentaries and his own productions led him
to distant places all over the world, where Patrick Brandt, born in Essen in 1970,
captured landscapes, animals and people with his camera. In the past he
portrayed the people of the Himba in Namibia and the Massai in Kenya.
Besides, he accompanied scientists from all over the world to explore animals
such as humpback whales, various sharks and insects. His work has taken
him back many times to the African wildlife. In 2007 he had one encounter
with the world’s largest predator, the sperm whale.
An eco-documentary brought him to the Pacific Island of Isla de Coco, where
he visited the hammerhead shark schools. His 30-year diving experience has
always been helpful on these adventurous trips.
His special talent to direct the camera with great sensitivity lively, excitingly,
and artistically, provides Patrick Brandt with the opportunity to work as a
freelance cameraman and photographer for renowned production companies in
various formats for German television. His work is distinguished by a high level
of professionalism, swiftness, creativity as well as versatility.
Ulrich Stein, Lecturer for the Cinematographic History and Theory at the
Hamburg media School.
Patrick Brandt

In spring of 2008 he presented his photographic works titled „PURA VIDA“ for the first time. Patrick Brandt is trying
to lift his impressions of nature onto a more abstract level. With these photographs he found a new way to show
the different forms, colours and moods that nature has to offer. The macro-photographs are convincing in colour
intensity, power and dynamics and are characterized by the beauty of nature.
Due to his engagement in drawing and painting many of his photo structures resemble a canvas. This impression
is even enhanced by using large size motives (< 200 cm x 140 cm) thus enabling them to unfold their vibrating
luminance. Working with extreme lighting situations, velocity and movement leads to a visual quality of its own.
For Patrick Brandt the shapes, colours and moods of nature do not require a definition. Instead, he reserves
every beholder the right to approach the pictures unbiased and as freely as possible, thereby inviting them to
follow one's own imagination and interpretation. For artwork is about widening the perception of hings
surrounding us.