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Philip Martin Rusch


Philip Martin Rusch

I'm, in a way, a journalist - I use photos to "write" with light.

I am a decorated ex US Navy Gulf War photographer veteran. I have photographed on land, underwater and in the air for the US Navy - including the use of TARPS (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_Airborne_Reconnaissance_Pod_System Will open in a new tab or window).
Photographic experience: international bands, professional portraits (studio and location), advertisement, food as well as events, real estate/architecture (interiors and exteriors of buildings) some fashion and more weddings than I can remember!

After 37 years behind cameras (pinhole, camera obscura, small, medium, large format and TARPS), I still adore photography! It is my passion! I have been working for myself successfully since 1994. I am also a NIKON Pro (NPS).

Currently my company, 361Focus GmbH is working on a gigantic gigapixel panorama – aiming at THREE Guinness Book of World Records and a Canne Golden Lion Award. This photo will be seen by millions worldwide! My partner BBDO, sponsors, team and I (NIKON, MEDIAprint/Kronen Zeitung, Kapsch, Uniqa, KTM, AUA, Raiffeisen, Casinos Austria, Sony/Warner/Universal Music, Austrian Airlines and many others) have been working on this project for three years! It will be photographed in 2016! This photo will be unmatched technically, logistically and socially! What we’re doing has never been done before!

This is how the idea started - check it out here: gigapan.com/gigapans/128730 (Don’t forget to zoom in and out!)

My work is word of mouth only - no business card or website. New customers often ask "Why no website?" WHY you ask? I can post photos to a webpage, but you have NO IDEA if I took them or not. My reputation via my photos speaks for itself. How do you KNOW if I am a great photographer or not? Why not ask for references! Did I deliver on time? Was I cool? Was I fair in price? Did I offer more than was expected? Was I fun? Was I professional? The answer to all of these questions is YES. I have many repeat customers and international bands (via major record labels/music companies).

References available upon request!

Here are just a few clients I have photographed…
Austrian Presidents, Chancellors, a US Supreme Court Justice, Mayors and EU ministers, English Lords, US Admirals, international rock stars, Johan Cruyff (football legend), Drew Carey (actor/comedian/host), Arabella Kiesbauer, etc.

Companies and/or Products (to name but a few…)
Louis Vuitton, Red Bull, MAM Baby, Tupperware, Sony Music, BMG, Warner Music, Universal Music, The Vienna Stock Exchange, ORF, Isovolta, Wiener Linien, Aktienforum, RWB Bank, C.I.R.A., REMAX, Spencer Stuart, PEF, Motorola, The Lounge, RW Winery, Carson Wagonlit Travel, Michelin, Raiffeisen, VOEZ, ÖRAK, Consult IT, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, ÖRAK, HEAD, The Federalist Society, ADGAR-Gala, VOEZ, Capital Bank, MANY publishing houses, OMV, Marcus Arnold Immobilien, Previo, Danube International School, PADIS, Ottakringer Brewery, FCC, Allergia, CIRA, Jewelry (different companies), etc. I am also the one and only official photographer for the Loos Bar in Vienna, Austria.

Bands/Musicians (in parenthesis denotes how many times I’ve photographed them)

Tower of Power (x2), Marcus Miller x2, Shakira, Billy Idol, AC/DC (x2), Alkbottle, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole, ZZ Top, Ute Lemper, Duran Duran (on tour), Die Fantastischen Vier (x3), Avril Lavigne, Stefan Gwildis (x3), OOMPH!, Roy Hargrove, Sophie Zelmani, PINK (x2), SilberMond (x5), Iggy Pop, Texas Lightning, Roger Cicero (x3), Natascha Bedingfield, Anette Lousan (x2), Tino Gonzales, The Backstreet Boys, Billy Talent (x2), The Veronicas, Evanescence, 3 Feet Smaller (x8), Melrose, Joss Stone, Art Farmer, Buddy Guy, Iriepathie, Mike Scott, Roy Ayers, Spearhead/Michael Franti (x2), My Excellence, Domino Blue, Sheila E., Candy Dulfer, Michel Camilo, Tomatito, Youssou N'dour, Jamie Cullum, Joe Zawinul, Calexico, Camerata Noridica (on tour), Slut, Yvonne Catterfeld, Opus (x2), Jamie Lawson, etc.

After 28 years as a pro photographer, I cannot recall all of my clients. My photos do not appear anywhere in print or on the web unless my clients desire that (hence, I don’t self publish my work). If you GOOGLE my full name, you will find very few photos of mine. I am very protective of my clients’ work and my privacy. I am happy behind the camera!

I was hired by the World Press Forum (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) as their only photographer a few years ago for the 63rd World Newspaper Congress and the 18th World Editors Forum. I have been printed in over 100 international newspapers/magazines/journals around the world as well as a book and CD cover. Locally, in Austria, on numerous occasions in the following: Der Standard, Die Presse, FondsMagazin, Kurier, medianet, Trend, Winpin.at, Mixology, VOEZ, APA, Die Zeitschrift, Wirtschaftswoche, Media Club, Wirtschaftsblatt, Kronen Zeitung and many others - all of this never having worked as a photo journalist!

Although I do not exhibit my work, I was invited to show (and sold!) my photos at the ‘Top 100 Austrian Artists’ exhibition in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria in 2010. I had only one other gallery exhibition. Through exhibiting my photographs twice, I learned that I would rather be behind a camera photographing than out front selling.

English is my mother tongue; I am fluent in the German language and speak some Spanish. Thanks for reading about me! ;-)

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