Ein Foto des Meisters Lars Oliver Kniest selbst

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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Exhibition at Artfaktors Tattoo Studio

Dienstag, 22.03.2011 19:08:49h

Hi folks,

just to let you know:
Tomorrow will start an exhibition of 25 of my pictures at Artfaktors Tattoo Studio in Essen, GER

The pictures are very well chosen favourites of my shots with different tattoo girls like (addicted to) Jenny GER, Aileen Falk GER, Carlin GER, Celleste d'Acid GER, Drastique GER, Emily van Houten AUT, GruselWusel GER, Honeyphox BRA, Katy Gold NED, Lexy Hell AUT, Maureen van Mortis AUT,  Miss Ivi SWI, Nika GER, TrashBarbie GER, Luna GER, Mick GER & FotoFIXe.rin GER,  Viktoria Sweetheart GER

The exhibtion is starting on March, 23rd at 13:00 CET and going on till July, 1st at 16:00 CET

Come have a look at

Artfaktors Tattoo Studio
Kleine Kronensstr. 1
Essen, GER

see more information here:

  • Artfaktors Tattoo Studio Exhibition


    ...and I hope you will enjoy 


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    Samstag, 19.02.2011 14:36:07h

    it's been a while since my last entry here, so I guess it's time for an update and some news.
    I have been pretty busy lately though I took a little "photographic break" till end of January. 
    Shoots are already scheduled this year till June and there are awesome models to come and get shot by me... some you already know, but also a lot never been in front of my cam.
    ...and I have requests for collaboration by some VERY cool designers... so be and stay curious

    Just uploaded three new pictures from this years shoots so far and I hope you like it. Go have a look and as you know, feedback and critics are always welcome!!!


    Sandra Freibeuter
    20.02.2011 19:16:19

    schön, dass Du wieder fotografierst. Hab eben gedacht, ich schau mal, was der liebe Oli macht. Und siehe da - Dank google stolpere ich über Deine Webseite und wie ich sehe vollbringst Du immer noch die schönsten Kunstwerke.

    Ich hoffe, Dir geht's gut.

    Hab jetzt auch ne Cam und fange an, meiner Leidenschaft auch hinter der Kamera nachzugehen.

    Viele, liebe Grüße nach Köln,

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    on German TV

    Donnerstag, 05.08.2010 17:38:01h


    in a 5 part documentation on German TV about a Tattoo/Piercingstudio (Inky & Stretchy) model Carlin has been interviewed and they showed some of the pictures I took from her.

    See part3 of the documentation here:

  • Inky&Stretchy (3)  
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    sabine auras
    17.09.2010 23:36:21
    hi olli,

    i`m really impressed!!!!

    big hugh from frankfurt,

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    updated & re-organised gallery

    Dienstag, 27.07.2010 16:12:23h

    it's been a while and finally last weekend I uploaded some of my latest shots as well, as I kicked out some older pictures, as I only want to present most perfect pictures - which means a combination of technical quality, idea, etc.

    Please be aware that first I show all the horizontal pictures (backwards chronologically) and then the vertical pictures

    Take a look and enjoy


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    Mittwoch, 09.06.2010 17:17:33h


    I feel very honored that two buddies, Ettone from Italy and ART-Obscure a.k.a. Andreas Weitzel have been featuring my work and me on their blog.
    I don't know what else to say then MANY, MANY THX to you guys. Check out their blogs and don't forget to see THEIR art as well, which I absolutely admire

    Check out here:

  • Ettone's Blog  
  • ART-Obscure's Blog  
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