the artist

emotional – simple – alive

Shaped by his many years of experience in the beauty & fashion industry, Ralf Schellen combines his high standards of high-quality photography with his understanding of art to


In doing so, he also processes personal feelings and experiences in his latest works of art. However, the “beautiful” is always in the centre of all pictures – mostly in the form of a woman. The works are kept rather dark, with light-flooded accents and characterized by intensive image processing. The pictures are characterized by a simple structure with concentration on the essential.

Ralf Schellen already dealt with image processing during his studies to become a graduate engineer (1991). He completed his photographic education in 2009 at the renowned “New York Institute of Photography (NYIP)”, where he also received an award (“NYIP Award of Merit”). Since then he has been realizing commissioned works. He also creates sophisticated works in cooperation with galleries.

In addition, Ralf Schellen also likes to pass on his knowledge. He had worked as a freelance editor for a photo magazine (2013-2015), he is still active as a workshop leader and freelance trainer, including “Dark Art Workshops”.

Changing exhibitions can be visited in the “Gallery Heidefeld & Partner”.