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Billy+Hells

BILLY & HELLS

PEOPLE  ADVERTISING. BERLIN »BILLY & HELLS« is the pseudonym for the creative duo comprised of Berlin based photographers Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger. The Photographers met in the mid 80's and shortly after began collaborating creatively. Inspired by the photographs of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton Andreas and Anke started to work in the field of fashion photography. They stumbled, more or less by coincidence, on a technique that would define their future works. The results were special and surprising. BILLY & HELLS' photographs exist in a world of in-betweens. Their deceptively simple, straight forward portraits convey a certain complexity. The archetypal characters depicted in their photographs – soldiers, cowboys, nurses – possess an underlying sense of mystery, hinting at the duality of the sitter as well as the fictional world they inhabit. Seamlessly blending past and present, reality and fantasy, their photographs become a nostalgic diary, purposefully left open for interpretation. www.billyundhells.de
Clientlist Editorial. Allegra, Cosmopolitan, Donna, GQ, Jalouse, Leica Fotografie International, Max, Maxim Fashion, Stern, Style and the Family Tunes, SZ Magazine, QVEST, Zeit Leben etc. Advertising. Air France, Audi, BMW, Computer Bild, DASA, Das Erste, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, DHL,  Guru, Gotcha, GTA3 (Playstation 2), IKEA, Max, Mega Radio, Mercedes-Benz, Monsavon, Nil, Otto, Radeberger, Tetra Pack, Schweppes, Wela, West etcetc.Exhibitions 2003  »dream worlds«, for Camerawork in Berlin 2004  »Tabea« Leica Gallerie Tokyo, Japan 2005-2007 Group exhibitions for Lumas Germany, France, Swiss 2006  »Billy & Hells« department Store in Berlin 2007  »dona,etcètera« Fundacion Foto Colectionia, Barcelona, Spain, Group Exhibition 2007  »Taylor wessing Portrait Prize« National Portrait Gallerie London 2008  »wild west« Gallerie Utrecht Galerie Utrecht 2008  »Sisters of Mercy« Gallerie Utrecht in Amsterdam 2009  »der Eigene Raum« Gallerie Utrecht 2009  »Sisters of Mercy« Luxemburg 2010  »18 Seconds« Gallerie Utrecht in Amsterdam 2010  »Best of Billy & Hells« Gallerie Utrecht in Amsterdam 2011  »In Between“ Gallerie Utrecht in Amsterdam 2012  »The Astronauts wife« Gallerie Utrecht in Amsterdam 2012  »After Hours« Gallerie Fahey Klein in Los Angeles 2013  »Billy&Hells« Morpho Fine Art Gallery at Raw Art Fair Rotterdam 2013 »Mme Gabrielle, Frau Heidi und Miss Jazz« at Atelier Jungwirth 2013 »Look at me« Group Exhibition at CU-1 Gallery in Miami 2013 »Red« Morren Galleries in Amsterdam DOWNLOAD BILLY & HELLS' COMPLETE PORTFOLIO PDF