Anthony Kurtz is an award-winning, Euro-American, commercial, editorial and “art-documentary” photographer based in Berlin (formerly San Francisco). He specializes in environmental portraiture and strives to create beautiful and unexpected photographs of people and the spaces they occupy. Combining both natural light and studio strobes, Anthony sculpts light to create a mood, an atmosphere, a photograph that tells a story and, hopefully, sparks curiosity in the viewer. It's been a long road from Switzerland to California and now Germany, from Science to Graphic Design, from New Media to Photography. No matter what the medium is, being able to create, meet extraordinary people, and travel this stunning world is Anthony's ultimate reward. Anthony Kurtz has won numerous international and national awards, including multiple First and Second Prizes at the International Photo Awards (IPA), Photo District News (PDN), American Photographic Artists (APA), Communication Art's Photo Annual (CA) and the Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3). His photography has been published in The Guardian, PDN, Red Bull, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Communication Arts, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, amongst others. A number of galleries in the United States and Europe have displayed his work, including the De Young Museum in San Francisco, Hous Projects at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and Galerie Acte 2 in Paris. "At the age of nine, I would draw caricatures of my dad's work-colleagues during business dinners. They got passed around and generated some great laughs, except for one woman. I later found out that the woman I drew with emphasized wrinkles and exaggerated features, got a face-lift soon thereafter. From that day on, I knew I would always be doing art, that it could change the world, or at least inspire facial reconstruction."