biography

My motto as a “photographer”, “AI understander” and “idea creator” is: 

"simple - emotional - lively"

My works tend to be dark, with accents flooded with light and characterized by intensive image processing. At the moment I really enjoy creating images with a cinematic look.

I like to experiment with creating images using “artificial intelligence” according to my specifications. My images and image specifications are characterized by a simple structure with a concentration on the essentials.

It all started in 2010 with my work as a beauty and fashion photographer. In recent years, however, my focus has shifted to creating “photo art” and selling my images in galleries or online.

At the same time, I conduct workshops and work as a freelance journalist. My first illustrated book was published in bookstores in 2023. In 2022 I released my first short film, which received awards worldwide.

I was already interested in image editing while I was studying to become a qualified engineer. In 2009 I was able to complete my photography training at the renowned New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). After that, my photography career began alongside my normal job as an IT project manager. About 3 years ago I gave up my “regular” job to focus exclusively on photography.

Ralf Schellen, February 2023

Changing exhibitions can also be viewed in the “ Gallery Heidefeld & Partner ” (Krefeld).

Publications/Exhibitions

2023/12 Certificate of Merit for Artistic Achievement, Luxembourg Art Prize

2023/10 DESIGNER magazine , Sweden

2023/05 Interview Magazine Modellenland , Belgium

2023/02 Magazine Modellenland , Belgium

2023/02 book and eBook publication “ spacey

2022 short film " Malum "

2022/09 Award "Best Debut Short" - "Malum", AFTER HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

2022/07 Award winner - "Malum", Open Window International Film Challenge, India

2022/04 screening of “Malum” at the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen

2021/10 newspaper Rheinische Post

2021/10 Vernissage "Spy Art Edition", Galerie Heiderfeld & Partner, Krefeld

2021/10 publication of the autumn edition of DJournal

2021 permanent exhibition “Spy Art Edition”, Galerie Heiderfeld & Partner, Krefeld

2021/03 Article Magazine "DOCMA"

2020/07 Art exhibition “Revierkunst”, Ewald colliery, Herten

2020/05 Publication online, DJournal , Düsseldorf

and much more ...
(Photo hits, Couture Magazine, Luxembourg Art Prize, Port01 KR, Port01 MG)