I AM A STORYTELLER ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THOSE TRUE STORIES LIFE HAS TO TELL
The worldwide magazines I collaborate with appreciate the high quality of my texts and photo stories and the fact that both are coming from one professional. It is not only stories I tell. It is condensed life, pure shared life of the people I meet, of the people whose stories I tell.
I was born in Berlin in 1966. After my high school graduation, I felt drawn to Spain, where I studied photography in Madrid. With German reunification, I returned to Berlin to study journalistic writing at the Henri-Nannen-Schule.
Since then I have worked for national and international magazines. My reports, features and portraits have been published in books and numerous magazines including Geo, Stern, Life Magazine, Geographical, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Amica, Io Donna Magazine, Wienerin, Sette, Merian, Expresso, Figaro Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, National Geographic, D-Magazine, Xlsemanal, Terra Mater, Guardian Magazine and many others. In addition to my photo stories and portraits, I deliver sensitive text stories that are highly regarded for their authenticity and their vividness. I also take business, portrait and advertising assignments. Magazines, companies, agencies and artists are among my clients.
My work has received many awards and has been displayed in exhibitions around the world. Various assignments regularly lead me across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. I have a US-Visa for journalists which allows me to work in the United States immediately without prior Visa application. I am able to do justice to even the most difficult of assignments around the word. No matter how sensitive the subject, I am mastering it with a distinctly vivid visual language. Apart from my native language German, I am fluent in English and Spanish.
In addition to my studio in Berlin, I maintain an office in Madrid, enabling me to be available worldwide at short notice.
Focus Photo Agency – I am a member of the German Focus Agency which also represents Magnum in Germany. Please have a look at: http://agentur-focus.de/en/fotografen/christoph-otto/portfolio
Would you like to download my portfolio card? This link makes is possible: here.
Freischreiber – I belong to the German writers association Freischreiber. This is one of the best associations I know and we all feel like a family. Please have a look at: www.freischreiber.de/christoph-otto
Mare Magazine – Mare is celebrating it´s twentieth birthday this year. The magazine published my award winnig story on Spanish „percebeiros“, fishermen at the Coast of Death. This is the Mare page about me: http://www.mare.de/index.php?article_id=115