Christian Rolfes: Vintage Vespa shoot for Scooter Center
Nowadays you don’t need a sporty car to impress a lady, just turn up with your vintage Vespa and ask her to hop onto the back and off you go! SCOOTER CENTER, a leading retailer for all things scooters, accessories and spare parts, commissioned Christian Rolfes to shoot this wonderfully dreamy and refreshing campaign for them.
Christian, who has previously shot for the likes of Adidas, Der Spiegel and Jung von Matt, was well up for the job. With the help of some good casting, Christian recreated the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a close-knit group of young friends, who just want to feel carefree, go wherever they want and simply have some summer fun together. They grab their Vespa’s and scooter off to a lake in the nearby countryside, stop by a nifty mechanic on the way, and who knows, maybe there’s a romance blossoming in the air..?
Christian Rolfes: Colourful for eyewear Magazine
Christian Rolfes teamed up with Elan Make-Up Studio for a colourful feature in EYEWEAR MAGAZINE. The models appear illuminated by vibrant beams of filtered light – which on closer inspection turn out to be the handiwork of a talented make-up artist. The pastel neon colours lend a futuristic edge to the photo shoot, whilst also providing the perfect backdrop for the eye-wear collection. Rolfes proves once again that his clear vision and his ability to produce and manage photography projects make him one of the few photographers with whom clients can rest assured when handing over the reins.
Christian Rolfes: ‘70s glamour for vintage boutique NewYorkRioTokyo
When stylist Stefanie Schmidt opened up her vintage boutique NewYorkRioTokyo in Berlin, she called upon photographer Christian ROLFES to develop an enticing campaign for the launch.
Christian always loved his father’s snapshots of the ‘70s so he came up with the clever idea to send a model back in time wearing Schmidt’s retro collection. And then integrated these into the family photos. The results are wonderful. The glamorous time traveler does an excellent job of interacting with her surroundings. Even the people in the photograph are convinced she’s really there!
The post-production is impeccable but it’s the stories that unfold within each frame that are truly engaging. A stunning redhead disembarks from a plane, counting how many footsteps she is away from finally kissing him again. In another photo, an elegant lady stands on a ship’s deck, hoping her polka dot dress will reveal her wilder side to the captain. A beautiful teenager shows off her body for the benefit of exactly the kind of men her mother would disapprove of. Every vintage piece of clothing has a past life and Christian’s series muses over the women whose lives they may have been a part of.
Christian Rolfes: Traces of Sleep for IVARY
The new IVARY brand plans to open up its first international flagship store, solely dedicated to products related to the subject of sleep. Christian ROLFES was commissioned with developing a photography series that captures the core of the brand – sleep well.
The aptly named ‘Traces of Sleep’ series consists of a very clever visual idea, in which the impressions left on the pillows after leaving the warm beds form the IVARY Logo. Just like the pillows bear the lasting impressions of sleep, Rolf’s series also leaves the viewers in awe of the series’ quality and appeal.
ADC Talent des Jahres Christian Rolfes im Skype Interview
Christian Rolfes, Absolvent der FH Düsseldorf, hat mit seiner Arbeit andandand.net beim ADC Nachwuchswettbewerb 2011 den Titel ADC Talent des Jahres gewonnen. Natürlich würde er sich über einen würdigen Nachfolger freuen.
Christian im SKYPE-INTERVIEW.
New Talent - Christian Rolfes
Christian Rolfes’ portraits are little fragments of faces, situations, hidden places, desires and self-expression. Sometimes they get closer to you than you would like but that’s exactly what makes them so appealing.