axlAxl Jansen was born in 1969 in a small village close to Stuttgart . During his youth he played music in different bands and though he sliped into the local music scene where his interests changed and he started to take pictures of the local musicians like “Fantastische Vier” , “Freundeskeis” followed up by more international stars like “Moby” , “Falco” , “Leningrad Cowboys” . After a while he started also working for the local fashion industry and he shot campaigns for clients such as Mustang, Hugo Boss, Zalando, Wunderkind, Augstin Tebul, Baldessarini, Strenesse, Chanel, Christophe Lemaire and much more. Searching for the right conditions and possibilities for his fashion photography he moved first to Hamburg then Berlin and finaly to Paris for 9 years. Now he is back and lives between Berlin and Paris .
studied philosophy and mediadesign in Stuttgart started photography in1994

Projects :

  • Creativ consultant of Dong Magazine / Publisher
  • IC-Lookbook Friedrichstrasse with exhibition
  • Shakeheads ( shooting international stars with shaking head , CD cover project Ellen Alien and Artists )

The style of Axl Jansen can be described as new classic with elments of avangarde .
Through his big intrests of avangard movies , especialy the 30thies ( russian and german film ) he brings a filmic idea into his pictures .