IVO began working editorially on magazines and then advertising photography. With award-winning campaigns, he experienced his breakthrough early. His work as an artist has been featured in magazines and can be seen in galleries and museums.
Ivo lives in Hamburg, Germany though the world has become his extended home. He had hoped to o become an actor, went on to study art and graphic design, and then began shooting scenarios with people for magazines.
A few years later Ivo was approached by an art director to shoot his Volkswagen Golf in the same manner as he had captured images of women for his personal series. People and cars became a big success. As of 1990 he began to shoot worldwide for international clients like Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Volvo, Samsung, IBM, Shell and Sony - to name just a few.
Ivo has won more than 200 international awards. A few years ago he expanded his portfolio to include short films and video clips. Ivo is renowned and highly respected worldwide for his work. He now shares his expertise in his workshops.
2017 Type Award Jahresbericht Bildung+Begabung
2014 Moscow Foto Award Doppelpolaroids Moscow
2014 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Rufstar Campaign
2013 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Hintz+Kuntz Charity Campaign 2012 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Mercedes Viano AUS+E
2011 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Audi TT
2011 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Audi Norway
2011 Lucie International Photo Awards Mercedes Taxi Lissabon
2008 200 Best Photographers Lürzers Archive Landscape AUS