Volker Hinz, born 1947 in Hamburg, sold his first photographs to newspapers and magazines when he was only twenty. 1971 he became the head of the picture agency Sven Simon in Bonn. From 1974 onwards he was staff photographer of stern magazine Hamburg, where he photographed not only politicians but became famous for his reportages from around the world.
Since the 80ies Volker Hinz had discovered for himself the 2 ¼ inch format camera and photographed, besides 35mm cameras with various cameras in 6x6mm format, exclusively on black and white or color negative film.
His work is published in many international magazines like GEO, Life, Look, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Photo or Paris Match.
Volker Hinz died in Hamburg on 19th October 2019.
Cover Photo: Gast im AREA nightclub, New York, 1985
This project, coinitiated by Hinz himself, offers a comprehensive overview of his work beyond his well-known pictures, series, and themes, thus proving what a precise judge of character and an astute observer he was.
Alongside politicians such as Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt, and Angela Merkel; athletes such as Franz Beckenbauer, Pelé, and Muhammad Ali; musicians such as Annie Lennox, Madonna, and Marianne Faithful; artists such as Marina Abramovic, Keith Haring, and Cindy Sherman; writers such as William S. Burroughs and Günter Grass; and celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Karl Lagerfeld, his photographs from the legendary New York nightclub AREA are included in this extensive illustrated book, as well as small everyday impressions and still lifes taken on his travels.
Book Specs: Design: Claas Möller, Hamburg; Introduction by Henriette Väth-Hinz; Texts by David Burnett, Ulrich Rüter and Nina Venus; German / English; 24 × 26,5 cm; 192 pages with 232 ills.; Hardcover, Linen with foil-stamping and tipped-in image; ISBN 978-3-96070-062-3. You find it here.