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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under construction

Mittwoch, 23.10.2013 18:31:58h

actually I am working on a new election of the pictures in my gallery.... coming soon


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news to my selfmade project

Donnerstag, 09.08.2012 15:49:44h

as told before I actually do a longterm photo project (supposed to take till about end of 2013) together with my make-up artist and close friend Nastasia.
This project contains pictures with ideas and kind of storyboards. Some will be provoking, some will be kind of weird fairytale sceneries and some an mixture of it :)
The first two pictures were already done with beautiful model and actress Christiane Werk.

Actually I am in a preparation mode for the next 3-4 pictures with themes like Peter Pan, anorexia, America, Alice in Wonderland. I casted already models for each of these ideas and am now trying to oragnize accessoires and doing a research for matching locations.

Next to come will definitely Peter Pan. Nastasia found an AWESOME location for it, I could get the models I dreamed of for the idea, the date is scheduled and almost all accessoires are complete - only a few details are missing yet.
So stay curious and hope you will be as excited about the result as I am about the realization of this shoot


16.11.2012 20:30:54
Hi Oliver, finally got round to checking out your website after you mentioned it when you were in the UK a month ago. Looks very good. Definitely something else :). Great work and nice to know about your passion for photography. Keep up the good work and enjoy it!
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Exhibition at GrossmARkT Galerie - revisited

Samstag, 15.10.2011 13:49:30h

yesterday the exhibition officially started with a vernissage and I simply wanted to say a big, big thanks to everyone who appeared
Special thanks to Armin, Thomas and everyone else at GrossmARkT Galerie for giving me the chance to show my pictures, being such a great help and support yesterday 
further extra thanks to Beate and my Dad helping me with the "logistics", Heinz for helping out in a case of "frame emegency"

...and of course to EVERYONE else being so enthusiastic and kind and having such charming words (and for the little cookie from Sabrina)


you can see some impressions of yesterday's vernissage here:

  • Pictures from Kai and Josch
  • Pictures from Thomas Buchta
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    Exhibition at GrossmARkT Galerie

    Montag, 03.10.2011 00:18:02h

    Hi Folks,

    has been some days, weeks, and months since my last entry. I have done a LOT of shoots this year, still going on (till November) and there are lots of pictures still waiting to be worked. I will have a lot to do during my "winter break", so stay curious... 

    but the original reason for this entry as you can read in the header is another exhibtion with some of my pictures. I will show them in an art gallery in Krefeld (GrossmARkT Galerie, Oppumer Strasse 175, 47799 Krefeld, Germany), beginning at October, 14th , ending November, 11th. 
    We start the exhibition with a vernissage at 20:00 on 14th this months...

    so feel free to come

    see also the event at facebook:
    Ausstellung OKn-Photography

    many thanks for supporting me so much to Thomas Buchta and for giving me the chance to show my pictures to the GrossmARkT Galerie

    P.S.: some new pictures will be uploaded here soon as well, when I "clean up" here a little


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    some updates

    Mittwoch, 18.05.2011 17:49:53h

    hi there everybody,

    first of all I wanted to let you know, that I re-organised my gallery. Deleted some older pictures and uploaded some new ones. The publication gallery shows some new actual stuff as well.

    Coming weekend I will travel for a shoot to London. Will work together there with Ava from Corsetorium and we are going to shoot 2-3 models.
    So stay curious ;)
    At least some of the results will be shown here in time 


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