Herbert Böttcher
Herbert Böttcher was born in Rietberg in 1962. The graduate designer lives in Düsseldorf and has been working as a freelance photographer since 1993. Herbert’s work focuses on the conception and realisation of photo projects for companies, exhibitions and publications. His cooperation partners include well-known companies and associations from Germany and abroad.

From 1988 to 1993 he studied visual communication in the faculty of photo/film design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. From 1995 to 1999 he taught in the faculty of art at the University of Paderborn.

Herbert’s works illustrate his photographic attitude, are based on his very individual photographic language and always follow a consistent concept. Far beyond »... loading, aiming, shooting...« (Susan Sontag) it is quiet and highly concentrated approaches to the subject that condense the picture’s message - and a photography of passion.


Awards:
2015
Gregor International Calendar Award in gold for the wall calendar Meereswelten
2014
Gregor Photo Calendar Award for the wall calendar Sand- und Kieswelten.
2013
Gregor Photo Calendar Award for the wall calendar Seamotion
2012
Gregor International Calendar Award in gold for the wall calendar Seamotion
2011
Gregor International Calendar Award in bronze for the wall calendar La Mer
2010
Award in silver for the wall calendar La Mer by the Int. Calendar Show Stuttgart
2009
Nomination of the picture book Seamotion for the design award of the Federal Republic of Germany
2008
Red Dot Design Award for the picture book Seamotion
IFCommunication Award for the picture book Seamotion
2007
International Kodak Photo Calendar Award for the wall calendar of the association of German Shipowners
2004
Sophie-Smoliar-Award for photographs on the architecture of Frank O. Gehry and Zaha M. Hadid

Exhibitions & publications:
Solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and publications at home and abroad since 1990.