The photographer: Philipp Gladsome was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1989 and grew up in Chemnitz. From there, he first of all moved to Leipzig in 2002, before heading to Berlin to train as a social assistant. Having successfully completed his training, he taught himself photography. Today he commutes between Berlin and his home city of Chemnitz, but his main work as a portrait and music photographer takes him all over the world (when the coronavirus isn’t around). He has photographed a number of national and international stars during his career, among them Dita von Teese, Matthias Schweighöfer, Robin Schulz, Gregory Porter and U2. He also sometimes does advertising shoots, for instance for brands like Adidas, Porsche, Volkswagen and Samsung.