Lutz Hilgers has shot for many high profile brands, such as Lavazza, Villeroy & Boch, Nokia and Sony to name a few. From fashion and lifestyle to architecture and interiors, his expertise is very wide ranging, making him one of those much sought after all-rounders who is equally great with people places and spaces alike.
His work was shown in exhibitions in London, Berlin and Duesseldorf.
He is recently based in Düsseldorf.

Today his clients are renowned advertising agencies, designers (fashion, interior, architecture) and editors.

Clients
Aachen Muenchner Versicherungen, AOL, Apobank, Apple, Aral, Bamberger, Bauknecht, Bayer, Beiersdorff, Bepanthen, BP, Braun, Canon, Clubmaster, CMA, Deutsche Post, Diebels, DKV, Dresdner Bank, Eduscho, Eizo, Ergo Versicherungen, E-Plus, Epson, Gatorade, Gatzweiler, Gilette, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Hoesch, Krups, L-Bank, Gunther Lambert, Lavazza, LBS, Leerdamer, LTU, Maggi, Malteserkreuz Akquavit, Mars, Mazda, Microsoft, Natreen, Nestea, Nissan, Nord/LB, Osram, Pelikan, Persil, Peugeot, Pfandbriefe, Pfanni, Poggenpohl, Postbank, Provinzial, Ratiopharm, RTL, SAP, Sat 1, Sauza Tequila, Schloesser Alt, Sensodyne, Seramis, Sheba, Siemens, Signal Versicherung, Sony, Stadtsparkasse, Telenorma, Terzolin, Tetra, Toyota, Uncle Ben’s, Van Afferden, Veba, Villeroy & Boch, Whiskas, Deutsche Oper, Financial Times London, Hochtief, Kyocera, Nokia, Smart, T-Com, Uddeholm, Viega etc.

Monocle
Villeroy & Boch Amarah
Cologne Interior
Villeroy & Boch
Studio Frank Leder
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Viega
Nokia Handsfree
Lambert
Bungalow
The Heritage Post
Humans
London
NYC
Locanda Rosa
Berlin

Lutz Hilgers: Jet-setting with Villeroy & Boch's Affinity hotel dinner wear

Considering we’re talking about Villeroy & Boch, here’s something a little different. Instead of your usual stylised dinnerware still life in an appropriately decorated setting, this smart new print campaign shot by Lutz Hilgers makes for a clever, tongue in cheek alternative to the otherwise predictable world of crockery. V&B are convinced that their newly designed hospitality range will have such an “Affinity” with the jet-setting hotel hopping crowd, that it will be just that little bit TOO tempting for them not to resist… Leave the doggy bag behind, let’s just have the serving plate in stead!

Lutz Hilgers: Reflections

Lutz Hilgers has shot for many high profile brands, such as Lavazza, Villeroy & Boch, Nokia and Sony to name a few. From fashion and lifestyle to architecture and interiors, his expertise is very wide ranging, making him one of those much sought after all-rounders who is equally great with people places and spaces alike. Recently he has been capturing his everyday observations in cities such as London and Paris, whilst on the go. The use of reflections often involves richly saturated colours that Lutz brings to our attention. This all becomes a part of his language with which he layers surfaces and space, thus helping us create a portal into deeper dimensions within our mind’s eye and making us contemplate the seemingly mundane from a very private place. Lutz thereby invites us to go on an inner journey of our own as we dive into his photographic wanderings.

Lutz Hilgers: Van Afferden's Menswear Collection

Having previously teamed up to shoot an interior design feature for ELLE Magazine, Lutz Hilgers and Uwe van Afferden have joined forces again. This time it's for a feature on Van Afferden's menswear collection which will be published in his newly launched men's culture magazine "THE HERITAGE POST". His magazine and menswear collection are refreshingly old-fashioned and would appeal to any gentleman who has a fondness for the tailored look, especially of the dandyish variety. Van Afferden's collection celebrates individualism, old age and the finer things in life, as reflected in Lutz’s shots. The whole series oozes charm and sophistication, Lutz candidly photographs real characters, the kind of renaissance men that appreciate a good glass of Scotch and can quote Nietzsche at the drop of a tweed hat.

Lutz Hilgers: Harbour stop-off for Villeroy & Boch in Oslo

A few months ago we were given our first glimpse of Lutz Hilger's Villeroy & Boch photo series of Oslo’s Michelin star chef Terje Ness, and here is the final selection. Shot in Terjes highly esteemed restaurant Onda Mezzanine, the series takes us behind the scenes as he effortlessly whips up culinary masterpieces in the kitchen, which are then served in the immaculate Villeroy & Boch dining room. Each shot is clean, modern and perfect, the very ethos of fine dining.

Lutz Hilgers: "The Heritage Post" still life portraits

What does one have to do to get one’s photo taken by Lutz HILGERS for THE HERITAGE POST magazine? In Merlin Braun’s case it was his passion for circuits. Merlin has invented the first paper synthesiser by printing silver graphics and lines made of electricity conductive inks onto simple paper. Touch and the bodily resistance this creates produce sounds and notes. The music is idiosyncratic and sounds like a mixture of Tangerine Dream and windscreen wipers. Peter on the other hand collects vintage Levis Jeans amongst other things in the same vein as others hoard bottles of Bordeaux. He has also made the old cotton vest fashionable again. Moreover Peter happens to have revived the Merz B. Schwanen heritage brand. And we also have Frank Leder. His thing is fashion. Everything non-mainstream. He sees his work as a sociocultural study of Germany, which he translates creatively into wearable items of clothing. This concept has been met with particularly great acclaim in Japan, where his capsule collections are stocked in the country’s finest boutiques. Check out the new issue of ‘The Heritage Post’ to find out more about Merlin, Peter and Frank Leder. You can also read up on more men who are living out their own style, all photographed by Lutz of course.

Lutz Hilgers: Thomas Struth portraits for the Financial Times London

Lutz Hilgers was chosen to snap some pictures of renowned photographer and fellow Düsseldorf resident Thomas Struth for the Financial Times. The portraits show the artist utterly at home in his office, a space which blurs the lines between work and home. A bed is discreetly set up in the corner; we see Struth accompanied by his pet dog and surrounded by books and records as well as archives and set models. Lutz shows us that play is obviously an essential part of work for Struth, an ethos you can’t help feeling a little envious of.

Lutz Hilgers: Elle Decoration Feature

Recently, Lutz HILGERS and interior designer Uwe van Afferden joined forces for an ELLE DECORATION feature, which was photographed in a 1950s town house in Düsseldorf.

Lutz Hilgers: Delicious Food Stills for Villeroy & Boch

Lutz Hilgers carried out a new shoot for Villeroy & Boch, proving once again that his talent doesn't just lie in simpel stillife photography but also in photographing food. His photography looks so delicious we wish that we could actually eat it. Dish up Lutz and we'll gladly come for dinner!

Lutz Hilgers Stills for Villeroy & Boch

Lutz HILGERS has completed another production for VILLEROY & BOCH, consisting of stills of their latest designs. Lutz has a rare talent for adding elements to a photograph without sacrificing its minimalist appearance. Every little detail in this shoot does not detract from, but rather accentuates the minimalist design of the dinnerware. Lutz shows us how sometimes 'less' is not always 'more'.

Lutz Hilgers for Osram

Lutz HILGERS created interior motifs for OSRAM-LED. The pictures show how LED lights can conjure any style of light mood - from a cosy light mood in the bedroom to a sober and functional one in the kitchen. The rooms were built in the studio.

Lutz Hilgers for Villeroy & Boch

Lutz HILGERS photographed laid tables with contemporary decoration for VILLEROY & BOCH. The shoots took place in Brussels, Berlin and Hamburg.