Stephan Gabriel used to work as a sports filmmaker and focused on golf, football, and Formula One. Today, he uses his experience as a moving picture artist inhis photographic work. His work is based on a strong interest in people and their stories, coupled with a fine sense of image composition and aesthetics. He portrays renowned German-speaking and international artists. For a long-term photo series, he travelled to international races with successful young drivers. He was always close to the action to show the path to Formula One with expressive, personal and intimate photographs.
The goal of Stephan Gabriel’s work as a photo artist is the perfect arrangement of scenery and split-second frames that visualize the many facets of a person and reveal something extraordinary. He places particular importance onan intense connection with his subjects to create once-in-a-lifetime moments. In each photo, the eyes tell a story. A good photo is subject to the rules that he repeatedly attempts to break in order to reach another level. He approaches every shoot with this in mind, always looking for a chance to find new ways of using his camera to paint expressively with light.