Self Portrait


Karin Elmers lives in her native Hamburg and in Miami and has spent many years in Paris. During her training as a photographer, she attended evening classes at the Hamburg Art Academy and received a scholarship from the city of Hamburg at graduation. She assisted fashion photographer Charlotte March and then worked for several years at the international advertising agency Masius D’Arcy-McManus with a separate photo studio. This was followed by the founding of her own studio in Hamburg and numerous productions for the press and advertising in Germany and abroad, including the election campaign for Helmut Kohl in 1981/82 and campaigns for Gauloises and Nivea. Most recently, Karin Elmers’ photographic works have been on view at Galerie St. Gertrude in Hamburg, the Armani/Silos in Milan, Galerie Crone in Berlin, the Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.expressionism.