Container Love’s specially curated selection of the artworks of photographers from all over the queer-spectrum and beyond, portraying real-life diversity.
Photo Timmi Taubenschreck
The Rules Have To Be Changed – Container Love Artists On The Year Ahead
For an extra special editorial, we asked some of our favorite photographers from all around the world to share a picture of theirs from the past year alongside some thoughts, their hopes and wishes for the next one. This is what they wrote.
Jamal Nxedlana: I Am Because You Are
The art of letting others shine – Johannesburg-based photographer Jamal Nxedlana captures the reality of queerness in South Africa. In conversation with Container Love, Jamal told us about how a community’s story should be told, the challenges of getting political as an artist and why he sees his world as a part of something larger.
uns*: Education As The Key For An Inclusive Industry
As the first exclusive LGBTQIA+ model and talent agency in the country, uns* has earned a place in the German market. Celebrating two years since their founders Cora Hamilton and Max Weiland started, they share perspectives about the challenges of the business and the relevance of having queer bodies in the industry.
Lars Borges: A Photo Journal Of Hope In Mexico City
Photographer Lars Borges shared with Container Love Clementine, a photo-series of his month in Mexico. A journal with portraits of queer voices unafraid of living truth to themselves while battling the progress of queer rights in Mexico City.
Niklas Förster: Rediscovering Identities Through Generation Q
The beauty of queer youth lies in its ever-changing nature – with his new series, German art director and photographer Niklas Förster is going after this untameable spirit, capturing wonderful, intimate portraits of young queer folks.
Container Talks: Finding Hope In New Role Models
A new generation of role models has grown up in an era of great societal changes and they are more colorful, more open-minded and – in a sense – more free than anyone who came before them. With our brand new editorial series, Container Talks, Container Love is now set to make their voices heard.
Ugo Woatzi: The Greatest Performance
The gentle and surreal images of Brussels-based photographer Ugo Woatzi contain a heavy message about finding ourselves in today’s society.
Allie & Jesse: About A Place Of Love
Meet the creative queer duo of Allie Leepson and Jesse McClary with a partnership of marriage and photography.
Son: An Ever-Changing Body
With our new series, Container Talks, we would like to introduce you to Son, what Berlin means to them and how they face adversity.
Christian Ruess: The Salt On Your Skin
Container Love’s founder Christian Ruess hopped on a plane and shot his newest editorial on the azure shores of Lanzarote.
Ralf Obergfell: Becoming Someone New
Ralf Obergfell has a life and career that is full of stories - we follow Ralf in Berlin and the new phase of his photographic saga.
Romain Berger: Catching Myself Red Handed
After having seen his hot new calendar, Bizarre, we talked with Romain Berger to discuss Parisian chic and writing letters to Gaultier.
Márcia Simões: Under Your Skin
Márcia Simões represents a new wave in contemporary photography creating an atmosphere that gets under our skin in the best way possible.
Elliott Verdier: The Will To Live
Award-winning photographer Elliot Verdier went to Liberia to capture a country too strong to give up in his book, Reaching for Dawn.
Eric Asamoah: The Day After Tomorrow
Surrendering to time, Ghanaian photographer Eric Asamoah shows us what the transition from boyhood to adulthood is truly about.
Tatenda Chidora: That New School
The art of Tatenda Chidora is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, of wild colours and surreal setups surrounding the African identity.
Jacobus Snyman: A Crown In The Making
There seem to be no limits to the imagination of Jacobus Snyman when it comes to fashion-driven photography.
Maganga Mwagogo: Tra Terra E Cielo
Nairobi-based photographer and director Maganga Mwagogo truly stands out showing an exceptional, gorgeous series rooted in nature.
Christian Ruess: Rebirth In Reverse
Follow the project of Caroline Mackintosh and Christian Ruess focusing on South Africa’s new design generation.
Tatiana Saavedra: What Dreams Are Made Of
Photographer and director Tatiana Saavedra works across different mediums, which makes her artworks to be like ever blooming flowers.
Nana Yaw Oduro: You Are My Balance My Friend
We are in love with the work of Nana Yaw Oduro. A great photographer with a wonderful eye for the perfect picture.
Shane Reynolds: Our Time Together, Our Time Apart
New York based photographer Shayne Reynolds and his new series shows how we can be lovesick for someone who may not even exist.
Leo Maki: I Remember Touch
Summer melancholy never felt better - our favourite Polish photographer, Leo Maki is back with his neon coloured magic that we love.
Maximillian Mouson: Sickly Seeking
Discover Lovesick, Container Love's hot topic this summer, created by photographer Maximilian Mouson and written by editor Robin Micha.
Kostis Fokas: Your Body, My Temple
Re-exploring the wonder that is the male body, the Greek photographer Kostis Fokas shares his latest series exclusively with Container Love.
Stefan Gunnesch: Slipping Under Your Skin
German artist Stefan Gunnesch has a unique vision: his works may be pleasing to the eye, yet carry uneasiness of something unspoken.
Asger Carlsen: On The Boundaries Of Reality
Trans-species, multi-headed monsters and crudely constructed wooden-legged figures – Asger Carlsen is beyond your average photographer.
Mees Peijnenburg: All Of Me Wants All Of You
Dutch filmmaker and photographer Mees Peijnenburg speaks the tear-jerkingly beautiful language of cinema in his latest series, KISS KISS.
Slava Mogutin: A Love Letter In Polaroids
Creation of Russian-American multimedia artist Slava Mogutin, POLAROID RAGE, is greatly influenced by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience.
Keisuke Morizawa: Feeding Curiosity
Tokyo-based photographer Keisuke Morizawa is the one who observes instead of interfering and works on the border of reality and daydreaming.
Shane Reynolds: Each Shoot Holds A Memory
Shane Reynolds is a photographer based in New York City. He began at 17, using his grandmas garage as a “studio” and is now unstoppable!
Armando Terrero: a Future World
Armando Terrero, fashion photographer from the Dominican Republic in Barcelona, combines analogue and digital photography to create true art.
Agustin Hernandez: In A Fragile Space
We talked with Mexican-American photographer Agustin Hernandez and the inspiration of new cities, his childhood and a Catholic mother.
Zeno Spyropoulos: Young And Renegade
We're in love with Zeno Spyropoulos, a Berlin-based photographer, who has just published his first photography book, YOUNG AND RENEGADE.
Jaihang: Room Taipei
Taipei-based photographer and graphic designer Jaihang shows us his long-term series ROOM TAIPEI, shot over eight years.
Leo Maki: Code Blue
Discover this new series from Leo Maki, CODE BLUE. Based on a phrase used when a patient needs immediate help - because a heart has stopped.
Yarden Amsalem: The Journey Of Farada Aklum
Photographer Yarden Amsalem from Tel Aviv takes us on this journey into the desert and tells us that story with THE JOURNEY OF FARADA AKLUM.
Jacopo Paglione: Make Us Feel Safe
Jacopo Paglione, a photographer from Rome, understands how to truly communicate and the results are full of trust, intimacy and respect.
Birk Thomassen: Rewriting The Rules
CORNUCOPIA is the latest project of Birk Thomassen - his pictures reflect the energy of a wider project, LIGHT ROOM, a gay adult movie.
Arden: Diverse Women and Daily Revolutions
DAILY REVOLUTIONS, the new project by Arden, pays tribute to the non-normative women who are a source of inspiration for them.
Spyros Rennt: Lust Surrender
With his new book LUST SURRENDER photographer Spyros Rennt captures a freedom – clear, powerful, intimate, unromantic, unsparing.
Samuel Cimma: Ktema Es Aiei
Samuel Cimma, the photographer of souls, as he describes himself on Instagram, is back with a new book, KTEMA ES AIEI.
Ian M: Don’t Tell Anyone I Was Here
Barcelona-based photographer Ian M shows us his exclusive series DON'T TELL ANYONE I WAS HERE exploring the ideas of voyeurism and pleasure.
Thibault Gaëtan Dubroca: La Lumière Tentante
Delightful, delicious, beautiful, seductive, vulnerable... There are many words to describe the work of Thibault Gaëtan Dubroca, French photographer and painter.
Giulia Gr: I Vomit Emotions
Giulia Gr is an Italian artist based in Berlin working mainly with photography and self portraiture, focusing on issues of identity, sexuality, intimacy and self love.
Yang Yufeng: Boy Comfort Zoom
Chinese artist Yang Yufeng, based in Milan and Shanghai, explores modern masculinity in his ongoing long-term project BOY COMFORT ZOOM.
Anne-Sophie Guillet: Gender Roles Are Dead
Anne-Sophie Guillet, Brussels-based photographer, shows what it means to make gender roles fluid, or better: to make gender roles obsolete.
Arden: Seres / Beings
Today we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with Arden and their wonderful photo series, SERES / BEINGS, showing the beauty of each individual.
Daurismo by Daura: What Is Chosen Family?
Welcome to Daurismo – the world of Daura, a film photographer showing the different paths of womanhood and the ever-expanding gender spectrum.
Sven Serkis: Gesperrter Ausgang
Berlin-based photographer Sven Serkis spent the first weeks of Corona lockdown quarantining with his partner creating GESPERRTER AUSGANG.
Amanda Björn: The Friendship of Frank And Felix
FRANK AND FELIX is an ongoing photo series by Amanda Björn exploring the friendship between Felix and Frank in Havana, Cuba, celebrating love, friendship, and sexual freedom.
Nelson Morales: The Muxes Of Oaxaca
Mexican photographer Nelson Morales portrays the Muxe community of Oaxaca, in The Muxes of Oaxaca, which they are also a part of.
Asaf Einy: Summer Holiday
Asaf Einy is a photographer and video artist based in Tel-Aviv. We invited him to celebrate our Summer of Love with us.
Kostis Fokas: California Dreaming
The Summer of Love continues with Kostis Fokas' latest feature on our website, CALIFORNIA DREAMING. The series was shot in California in 2019.
George Griefy: I Was Born Online
Photographer George Griefy uses the mix of Mediterranean and big city life and offers us some playful, pointed and minimalist artworks.
Steve Marais: Summer Sun And A Touch Of Hope
Steve Marais, photographer living between Berlin and Bern, has opened his archive for us and allows us to enjoy some summer memories.
Manuel Scrima: Disembody and the Naked Body
Manuel Scrima stages the human body as functional to the exploration of the relationship between the figure and the boundaries of the space.
Annika Weertz: Kiss Me I’m Golden Pt. 1
Annika Weertz follows the Danish rock band Pacific Swell to shed light on the emotional connection and individuals of the band.
Carlos Darder: Island Kids
Carlos Darder is a photographer from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Join us in spending a day on the beach with him!
Annika Weertz: Kiss Me I’m Golden Pt. 2
Witness part 2 of the series, Kiss Me I'm Golden by Annika Weertz- capturing the band Pacific Swell on their summer tour.
Asaf Einy: Summer Holiday Part 2
Are you ready for some more summer feeling? This is part 2 of the summer series by Tel-Aviv based photographer and video artist Asaf Einy.
Sergey Melnitchenko: Young And Free
YOUNG AND FREE is the name of the current series of the photographer Sergey Melnitchenko showing what it is to be free of conventions.
Corona Container… And Next Year We Dance Again
It is Sunday, July 26, 2020. It is a pandemic, we do not demonstrate on the streets. But we’re there. Birk Thomassen celebrates with us.
Shen Wei: Almost Naked
The Shanghai-born, New York-based photographer Shen Wei created the series ALMOST NAKED by taking portraits of strangers in America.
Samuel Cimma: Mountain Boys
Samuel Cimma, born in 2001 in a village in North Italy, went on a little vacation with the boys to the Italian countryside.
Willy Chavarria and Steven Biccard: American Beauty
New York based fashion designer Willy Chavarria and photographer Steven Biccard from Copenhagen are a perfect match in this beautiful editorial.
Alex Avgud: Don’t Forget To Rebel
Alex Avgud is a Russian-born photographer whose work is a continuous exploration of human resistance to various forms of oppression.
Armando Frezze Durand: the Urban Messengers
Armando Frezze Durand is an artist from Buenos Aires and we had the pleasure to show some of his work over the last years.
Bettina Pittaluga: Human Beings
Bettina Pittaluga is a Paris-based French-Uruguayan photographer focusing on intimate portraits of human beings, diversity and the simple beauty in everyday life.
Kostis Fokas: Boys With Feelings
Kostis Fokas takes pictures that look like sculptures and we had the honour to put Kostis' work in several exhibitions this year.
Moving Lights: Christian Ruess for Ryker Magazine
For the time between the exhibitions, founder of Container Love Christian Ruess has created a series of exclusive images for Ryker Magazine.
Anderson Zomer: Natus °2
Anderson Zomer woke up from hibernation. In the second part of his NATUS project he depicts young and naked men in nature.
Christian Ruess: Lovers Pt. 2
For the series Kann denn Liebe Synthie Sein, a queer photo editorial was created by Creative Director and Photographer Christian Ruess.
Annika Weertz: Videotape
Annika Weertz is a German photographer whom we had the pleasure to showcase at our recent Container Love exhibition.
Daemonien At Interzum: Stefan Gunnesch
Stefan Gunnesch was one of the chosen artists for this virtual experience. At Interzum 2019 we presented a part of his series DAEMONIEN.
Ashley Armitage At Interzum
This is what bodies look like. Discover the works of Ashley Armitage at Interzum 2019 that show real bodies with perfect imperfections.
Eros & Thanatos by Annika Weertz
We adore the analogue and intimate works of Annika Weertz and are very happy to be able to show her work again and again at our exhibitions.
Perfectly Choreographed: At Interzum with AdeY
AdeY’s naked models seem to be perfectly choreographed for the perfect picture – frozen in a movement. We saw their work at Interzum 2019.
“Schwarzenegger Is My Idol” Sergey Melnitchenko
Sergey Melnitchenko is a photographer from Ukraine. His shared story is about young athletes from Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
Christian Ruess: Lovers Pt. 1
For a series of club exhibitions of Container Love, founder Christian Ruess captures friends, lovers, and Instagram sweeties in funny situations.
Daemonien with Stefan Gunnesch
Stefan Gunnesch is a Leipzig based communications designer playing with abstraction and anonymisation of the human body.
Psalmody of Paul Peter
London-based photographer Paul Peter developed his own aesthetics by putting a twist on the classical approach to photography with PSALMODY.
Simone with Manuel Scrima
Manuel Scrima, a talented artist from Milano, has never really stopped: documentary to fashion photography, video making to directing.
Hello Christopher Sherman
Christopher Sherman is a photographer and creative director living in Toronto and New York. He was featured in the Container Love exhibition at the Reeperbahn festival 2017 in Hamburg.
Sven Serkis: N1
If you look at Sven Serkis’ long-term project N1, you’ll mostly see bodies. We love his existentially unique and quintessentially nude style.
Formation of Anton Shebetko
Anton Shebetko is a Ukrainian artist and photographer based in Amsterdam whose work is mostly weird and funny, with LGBT-related topics.
AdeY’s Homage To The Human Body
AdeY’s work captures those little moments of social oppression, isolation, anxiety and depression and the hidden humour that comes with it.
Frisson; A Shiver Of Pleasure with Berber Theunissen
The work of Dutch photographer Berber Theunissen consists of the kind of mix we really love: poetic with a dark undertone.
Kostis Fokas: All I Need Is Love, All I Have Is Porn
This project by Kostis Fokas is stripped from all the previous surreal and vivid shades of his aesthetics, only to reveal something bolder.
Boys by Rebecca Ruetten
Rebecca Ruetten is a nomad artist, her base being Berlin, portraying renaissance inspired fast food series to the punk scene of Myanmar.
Ruslan Isinev: Soul Breathe
SOUL BREATHE – a romantic series captured by conceptual fashion photographer Ruslan Isinev, exclusively for MMSCENE PORTRAITS.
From The Rainer Torrado Archives
Rainer Torrado is a photographer who is living and working between Paris, Hong Kong, and Madrid, contributing to international fashion magazines.
The Cabaret Daydream of Daria Nelson
Daria Nelson is a Russian soul from Ukraine, now based in Paris, turning her dreams into reality while overcoming gender boundaries.
Gender As A Spectrum: Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert
Photographer Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert portrays intimate portraits in combination with interviews with trans- and genderqueer people.
Amandine is a photographer based in Paris. Her series WHATEVER relates to the Lolita movement during the early 2000’s.
Fisherman’s Friend with Paul Peter
London based fashion photographer Paul Peter created FISHERMAN'S FRIEND exclusively for the second issue of Beton Paper.
Ruslan Isinev: Out Of Control
Ruslan Isinev is a conceptual photographer based in Moscow, Russia. We also believe in his goal: creating a world in his own melancholic style.
Hitz and Ruess: The Soul Has No Gender
Loreen Hinz, together with art director Christian Ruess, she did this wonderful fashion collage series about the absurdity of gender roles.
The XXY Generation with Rainer Torrado
Rainer Torrado is a photographer & art director. Today, he shares his stunning project THE XXY GENERATION with us.
Anderson Zomer: Natus °1
NATUS is a project by Anderson Zomer that depicts masculinity in a poetic and romantic way and the taboos of society.
Nicolas Gavino: Nocturne
We’re deeply in love with the photography of French photographer Nicolas Gavino, who is always sensual and intimate with a playful wink.
Apocryphal Messengers In Berlin: Armando Durand
It’s about everything we consume today, or everything that consumes us. Here is Armando Frezze Durand on the theme of social networks.
Birk’s Boys, A Look With Birk Thomassen
With an empathetic and self-reflective sense of intimacy, Birk Thomassen tells stories about youth, love, sex, and self-awareness.
Skins with Karolina Hanulak
Karolina Hanulak is a photographer from Poland whose work focuses on body and acceptance. Capturing intimate moments, skin and textures.
The Butcher Boys by Paul Peter
Paul Peter is a fashion photographer from London. His series THE BUTCHER BOYS was exclusively shot for Rollacoaster Magazine.
Pretty In Pink with Laurence Philomène
Laurence Philomène is a photographer living in Montreal/Toronto, working around themes of color theory, queerness and gender identity.
A Danish Girl with Daria Nelson
Paris-based photographer Daria Nelson creates a powerful synergy between two of her passions: photography and fashion.
The Cursed King, Ruslan Isenev
This series is a KALTBLUT exclusive story and photographed by Ruslan Isinev, conceptual portrait and fashion photographer from Moscow.
André Carlos and the Male Nude
A truly wonderful, sensual photography project about the male body. We are genuinely grateful and honoured to announce André Carlos.
Schall Und Schnabel
Introducing Schall & Schnabel: The Berlin based duo is an award-winning multidisciplinary studio for directing, photography and digital art.