Manuel Pandalis

LocationHamburg ClientsBalisto, Herr von Eden, HIS Jeans, Mercedes Benz, Villeroy & Boch, Cosmopolitan, Die Zeit, Elle Deutschland, Elle Griechenland, Gala, Gala Style, Geo Traveller, GQ Deutschland, GQ Care, Grazia France, Grazia Deutschland, How To Spend It,, Madame, Prestige Magazine, Quality Magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, TU Style Italien, U-Mag, Urban Space Mag, Victor Magazine ProfessionPortrait VitaBorn in Brilon, Germany, in 1972, the photographer with roots in Greece began his
career in his early twenties as an assistant to various professional photographers.
After a fi ve-year interlude in the music industry, he initially returned to his job as an
assistant before becoming a freelance photographer, specializing in fashion and portrait photography, in Hamburg in 2004. He opened his own studio in the city in 2006. His clients include numerous prominent fashion labels and designers, and his work has been shown in international magazines. Alongside his purely commercial work, Manuel Pandalis is developing an increasing interest for his own concepts: »Some time ago, I realized I was fascinated less by a model’s facade than by the person behind it. For me, beauty is fi rst revealed when I feel a rapport with the person.« He has now been working on the ›Pure‹ portfolio since 2007 and sees this ongoing project as an essential part of his work. ›Pure‹ was very well received at photokina 2010 and is currently on the exhibition program of various Leica galleries.