About me

Simon Puschmann is an award-winning commercial photographer and director who defies all categories. For 30 years, he has been creating his own brand of dramatic, unexpected imagery for a prestigious clientele like:

Adidas | Audi | Bentley | BMW | BMW Williams F1 | BMW Sauber F1 Racing | BMW Oracle Racing | Citroen | Corvette | Deutsche Bahn | Doc Martens | FC St Pauli Hamburg | Ford | Gatorade | General Motors | Deutsche Telekom | Hamburg Film Council | HSV | Hyundai Motors Europe | Kia Motors Europe and USA | Lamborghini | Lego | Leica | Lexus | Loewe | Lufthansa | McLaren | Mercedes Benz | Mercedes Maybach | MINI | Mobil One | Opel | Porsche | Porsche Design | SPD | Toyota | VW | Volvo and others

I can no longer ignore the ecocide that is taking place all around me. Therefore I pledge to donate 1% of my fee of each project to protect the environment. This money will be used for reforestation projects world wide through my friends at: onetreeplanted.org

 


1968 born in Essen, Germany

1985-86 exchange year in Auckland, New Zealand

1986 German & NZ University Entrance Certificate

1986-87 several internships with photographers and ad agencies

1987-89  Lette Verein Berlin, Germany (photography school)

1989-91 photo assistant with several advertising photographers

1992 first own studio, beginning of self-employment

2006-09 lives and worked in Marblehead, MA, USA

2009-today lives between Hamburg, London and Los Angeles or in his Airstream, somewhere in Europe

 


What others say

  • MARTIN RINDERKNECHT & NIKOLAJ GEORGIEW Digicopter CEO, Pilot, and Constructor | DOP Aerial Pictures, Hannover

    Simon is an absolute pro in his field. That’s why he let’s us as pros in our field create the images for him he’s been dreaming about.
  • Julia Obermeier Creative Director BMW

    Thank you, Simon for transforming red into “forbidden red” and bringing the BMW Concept 4 project to life in the boldest, brightest, an shiniest light one could ever wish for. As we say - More Is more - less is bore.
  • Michel de Vries Creative Director of Michel de Vries Gmbh & Co KG

    I met Simon as a football fan, a connaisseur of tasty beers, good food and grunge music. Tense, fun, focus or deep conversations - you never get bored having him around. When it comes to work, I love to play ping pong thoughts and ideas with him, creating solutions or squeezing budgets for a better result. Even bad conditions cannot stop him from being passionate, reliable and enormously creative. His skills in photography and filming, catching the right moments, motivating the team members to their limits is unparalleled. Simon is inspiring to everybody.
  • ROSS HANSON Senior Art and Design Director, Head of Art GTB UK

    Simon's talent not only lies in his photographic craft, but also in his work ethic and time management. He's a pleasure to work with and shares a desire for detail and quality. I wouldn't hesitate for the opportunity to shoot again with Simon, he's energetic, passionate and has a great creative eye.
  • JOCHEN SENGPIEHL Executive Vice President Marketing Volkswagen

    I absolutely enjoyed working with Simon. His work ethic is exceptional in the industry. Even in intense situations he stays calm, relaxed and never loses his focus. Simon’s creative approach is unprecedented. An artist and absolute expert in making design language work in his pictures. When you need a professional in premium car photography, Simon is the one to contact.
  • IAIN ROSS Motorvated Creative, Cambridge

    Beyond cool. Very very creative. Unique. Never resting. Not afraid. Pushing the craft. Love it.
  • Tony Swinney Mustard Post

    Simon lives and breathes photography. A relentless image maker with a ‘let´s try it’ attitude. His mindset ensures that every angle and aspect of every shoot is captured to such a high standard that it makes the first edit a joy, and the post production a breeze. Always open to creative ideas, our collaborations are engaging, exciting and egoless. The result is great photography.
  • Fabian Weigt Executive Producer Stereo Films Hamburg

    Simon is a walking, talking source of ideas, creativity, passion and multiple arts. If you have a chance - walk with him for a while!
  • STUART FULLER Design Director Saatchi & Saatchi Design, London

    God I’ve struggled with this, and not because I can’t think of anything nice to say. It’s because I do pictures. Not words. So here goes: Simon is a great photographer. Always the consummate professional. He also has an excellent sense of humour. Is that OK? Small denominations are best, thanks!
  • THOMAS RUSCHKE Global Marketing Solutions Lead, Facebook EMEA, Dublin

    Simon’s talents in turning concept into beautiful reality are unmatched, much like his passion for his craft.
  • Tom Stein 617 digital, Senior Retouching Artist

    Simon is a humble dominator. Fastidious but inspiring. I am always more than happy to work for him.
  • THOMAS GERWERS Publisher of ProfiFoto Magazine, Germany

    Simon is something like a marathon runner in the field of creative photography, because for decades he manages to surprise with his photography on a very high professional level, both, with his commissioned work as well as with his personal projects. The only thing I worry about is that one day he wants to meet me in my kitchen ...
  • ANDREA MARIASH former Director of Art Production David & Goliath, Los Angeles

    Simon has been asking me to write this statement for a few months, and I have not responded. (Pretty sure he thinks I’m dodging him.) But, actually, I have been thinking about this a ton. Every time I try to put into words how highly I think of both his work and his person, whatever I write isn’t good enough. Which I think is truly the best testimonial I can produce: Simon makes me a failure. I eagerly await every instance that he makes me feel like a shitty, visionless, piece of human garbage."
  • JESSICA MIROLLA Senior Art Producer at Garage Team Mazda, Los Angeles

    Simon´s pursuit in uncovering new techniques and subjects matters is inspiring.
  • Cristin Shea Executive Producer, Found Production

    Part visual savant, part Energizer bunny. He’s a doer. Executor of ideas, and skilled promoter of the final product. In a humble, ‘no big deal, I just invented a new photography technique’, kinda way. Lover of vegetables, iced Americanos, and a good road trip soundtrack. Oh, and he’s genuinely a good human. And always, great company.
  • David Hortmann Senior Editor

    Simon is a punk, I love his projects, I love the way he thinks, I love his work. Editing with Simon is like - forget all the laws of editing, do what you ever want, try to make everything look different and let's rock this, baby! I'm happy when you are happy. It is a pleasure to work with him. His results are outstanding. Always looking forward to editing new Projects with him.
  • Seungmo Lim BMW Exterior Designer

    Your film and photos for the BMW Concept 4 dramatise every perspective of my car and my design. The film highlights the essence of the 4 with full expression. Thank you for your work.
  • PROF FC GUNDLACH Photographer, gallery owner, collector, university professor, curator and benefactor, Hamburg

    So much talent for such a bad cause.
  • MATT MILLER Associate Creative Director Venable Bell & Partners, San Francisco

    Simon’s talents speak for themselves. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with and very collaborative. All projects have their challenges and surprises. Simon was unfazed and continued to bring great ideas and solutions.
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