‘Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark…’ Steuart Henderson Britt (Author)
‘I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That´s where I belong.’ Micheal Phelps (Athlete)
‘Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed’ William Blake (Poet)
‘I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face, in every single soul’ Kevin Aucoin (Make up Artist)
Jürgen Knoth was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. The dynamic and energetic quality of his photographs is a direct result of his colorful and diverse background.
Speed-skating, gymnastics, and horseback riding in his formative years were his means of escape from a suburban neighborhood. He eventually invested most of his energies in Karate for several years, and was invited to become a member of the Austrian Karate national team. His motorcycle-loving uncle was responsible for rousing Jürgen’s love for speed, which prompted him to compete in the European Supermoto championship. All the while, Jürgen was avidly studying medical technology at university, but when it came to writing his thesis, he realized that being an engineer would never completely fulfill his needs and passions in life.
Soon thereafter, a good friend introduced him to the world of dance. At the annual ‘Impulstanzwochen’ in Vienna, he took his first steps on the dance floor and was immediately hooked. This resulted in many years of work both as a contemporary and hiphop dancer, as well as a choreographer for fashion presentations like Helly Hanson.
This life-changing experience concerning the sheer intensity and value of the present moment is what sparked Jürgen’s interest in photography, his true passion. Due to his enduring appreciation of female beauty combined with his love for dynamic movement and speed, the main focus of his work is on fashion and sports. Upon looking at his photographs, it quickly becomes apparent that his use of choreography, movement, and emotion to direct his models creates stories worth telling.
Jürgen works regularly in Vienna, Brazil – his second home after a year abroad in Salvador de Bahia and Rio de Janeiro – Lisbon, London, and Cape Town.