After a short career in modeling, German born Udo Spreitzenbarth discovered his love for fashion photography. The architect graduate turned photographer focused his attention on New York City, a place in which he could develop his craft. In his first year, he shot a billboard, which was displayed in Times Square and his career took off. Udo has shot ads for DKNY Jeans, Maybelline, Fubu, Avirex and Mavi. He has captured some of the most celebrated talent around the world including Selma Hayek, Cindy Crawford, Mischa Barton, Leelee Sobieski, Yao Ming, Mary J. Blige, Usher and the list goes on. His editorial work has been featured in and on international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and our own WestEast Magazine in which Spreitzenbarth photographed the cover story featuring Tyra Banks. In addition, Spreitzenbarth has gained high acclaim for his fine arts photography, which has been featured in several successful solo exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Issue 37 BLACK is hitting the shelf. The idea came in spring when blooms of colours became too much. WE craved something dark, something with an attitude. Hence black – the colour symbolic of so many things, representing so much across cultures. Continue reading →