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Welcome to the personal website of ILAN HAMRA – international photographer, based at his studio in Hamburg as well as a satellite site in Berlin.

A native of Berlin, attended a private acting school, took part in theatre and dance projects.
1994 - 1997 studied photography at the prestigious Lette-Verein in Berlin
1998 - 2000 Assistant to international photographers
2001 - 2005 Postproduction specialist and managing director of the postproduction "Foyer Digital" in Hamburg
Since 2002 Realisation of own photo projects as well as portrait and fashion editorials for magazines and direct costumers
Since 2006 Internationally active photographer for editorial and advertising, including conceptualization, production and postproduction
In addition, since 2009, CGI based projects in cooperation with external companies
Professional Member of BFF (German association of photographers & filmmakers)

Not unlike my career, my photography covers a wide spectrum – reaching from fashion and people photography to multiple compositions within any given genre. Beyond the area of activity of an average photographer, I'm able to take on art direction or supervision in challenging team projects.
A wide experience in production - from classic shooting to set design, post production or CGI - provides me here the capability to develop a tailored production plan while considering all aspects of the briefing during all phases. However, all my works evolve from an inspired, creative realization.
My aspiration is to create an exceptional picture that stands out from the digital mass.
Crystal Apple Award (Campaign photography), BFF-Award Merits (2016, 2009, 2008), MIFA-Award 2014 (Photographer/Fine Art), One Eyeland Award (Silver), Award of Excellence (Postproduction, 2004), Nominations for German Lead-Awards and Photokina Award 2014.
My works were consistently published or reported, such as in "200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide" (Luerzer's Archive), "Blickfang – Germany’s Best Photographers", in the German magazine "PHOTOGRAPHIE" or many other national and international media.