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Oliver Kniest

Born: 26 Sep 1966 in Germany
living in Cologne, GER since 2000

I never felt a really close connection to photography all my life. So this can be called a late found passion. Gratefully "still and forever" close internet-friend Monika, finally talked me into buying a camera and giving it a try. I bought my first camera in 2006. The composition of my pictures is strongly influenced by my favorite childhood literature: comics! A love for strong colors and harsh contrasts defines the style of all my pictures. The pictures I take don't ask for a deaper meaning... they just want to please. At least that's what I am trying to accomplish...

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Galerie completed

Dienstag, 27.12.2016 14:53:18h

Hello followers

finally I made it and completed the reload of my gallery. most of the uploads are the same, but some changed and some new were added.
Hope you like it
Appreciate if you leave a comment

cheers and have a great new years eve 


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Gallery reloaded

Dienstag, 07.06.2016 10:13:32h

hey folks

lately I started renewing the pictures in my gallery. After I wasn't active here for more then a year (shame on me) I deleted ALL the content of the gallery and started to refill it with actual pictures. Still there are a lot of pictures missing, but be aware that I am not finished with uploading pictures ;)

Stay curious and leave a comment if you like


Sdruba Nite
01.10.2016 08:17:37
New stuff looks good!

Any chance of getting hi-res downloads of the old shoots now??

Also, a hardcover coffeetable book would be AMAZING!!
(maybe kickstart it?)
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leave a mark

Freitag, 07.11.2014 11:18:54h

Hello followers,

this time I ask for some of your help and action.
I am just pretty curious about a statement of you about my pictures/art/artwork/style/ideas.
feel free to write ANYTHING about my pictures in general.... if you feel like a positve comment, put it in words. if you feel like critizing my work, stay true and let me know what you think.
You can be rude or polite, nice or brutal - just be honest and true - and put it in words.

You can leave your comment either under this blog entry or you can use the contact form and send it by mail (http://okn-photography.de/links.okn)


many thanks in advance for your comment.... I hope it will help me improve


31.12.2014 14:20:03
Well it is pure and simpel Oliver ,I adore your photos .I wish I could make some like these too.
They are hard , evil , strong , and yet for me tasteful ,vibrant ,addictive to look at .LOVE IT!
I could name you some fav , but there are so many ..... THE FOUNTAIN , OOOPS, TOOTHPASTE (how do you do that?) ,GET UP & GET HIGH , ROPED UP (S)AINT !!!!! ,ZOMBIELAND !! ,POISON IVY , an many more , the colors wauw ...
Keep feeding us and inspring me .

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Montag, 15.09.2014 14:48:33h

hey dudettes and dudes,

I am freshly back from my vacation in wonderful Thailand. Met lot of lovely people, did some awesome shoots with my girlfriend Kiira de Lioncourt and of course did not forget to relax and enjoy my time "down" there :)
Now back in Germany I will continue with artwork on past shoots. There is still a LOT to do for me and simply wanted to say thanks to all the models which still wait for their pictures  - and artwork from the shoots I did in Thailand is also something on my "to do" list.

unfortunately it seems the project shoot (together with Sinah He and Manuel Pötsch) I planned to do before my vacation won't be possible to realise this year anymore because of the weather. But the three of us kept a door open in case of sunny and warm wether to do it maybe spontanously. But from a realistic point of view it more looks like we will do it next year then.

BUT coming weekend (on September 21st) another shoot for my project will take place with the models Kiira de Lioncourt, Sinah He, Reza Antagonist, Na Lie, Mia Cokane, Claudia Diamond, Juliette van Gwendetta and Anika Laufer.
All models (and the location) confirmed and it will be a lot of artwork for me to do on this idea, as I plan to do soemthing I never did before - so not only a lot but very difficult as well. If you know my work then you know it is hard to meet my own demands :D
maybe some might have a clue what theme is gonna be done, when knowing this is (again) based on a known fairy tale and I have 8 models involved (one male)

but IF it is gonna be working out as I hope and imagine, this will surely be one of my all-time-favorites of my own pictures.


stay tuned ;)


15.09.2014 15:40:13
Wie schön,d ass du zurück bist und eine tolle Zeit hattest!
Im Wetter steckt man ja leider nicht wirklich drin, umso mehr freue ich mich auf kommendes WE und unsere Märchenadaption ;)
Gut Ding will Weile haben - das wird schon alles :*
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re: WTF

Montag, 18.08.2014 13:00:32h

it seems the shoot with Sinah (model), Nadine (designer) and Manuel (body paint) is cursed somehow.
From the beginning we scheduled three different dates to realize the shoot - just to be safe from the weather side as at least ONE day should work out with fine sunny weather.

Well, in the end I have to confess I was WRONG.

First date was the best and we were already doing the shoot, when it started to get first, stormy, then rainy to finally thunder, storm and heavy rain
the second date had to be cancelled by Manuel, but again it was rainy anyways
...and the third date I had to cancel by very personal reason and (guess what) it was rainy again.

now the next week are pretty busy and there is no chance to schedule another date for the shoot till end of Septmber. And on September 21st there is another shoot scheduled already for my project (involving 8 models). But at least THIS shoot is indoor, so we are not depending on the weather.

Still I hope with a golden autumn maybe, maybe to get the shoot with Sinah, Nadine and Manuel done this year - but in worst case, it has to be re-done next year.
I am SO convinced about the idea and the team and the design and EVERYTHING around the whole realisation, that I can truly say it is one of my personally most important shoots EVER!
So you can imagine I won't give up on this idea and everyone in the team does the same.

So to all the weathergods and fate in general... be warned, because WE WILL BE BACK!


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