Christoph Morlinghaus is a German photographer now based in New York. He studied at Fachhochschule Dortmund, School of Photography & Design. In 1994 he received the Reinhard Wolf award and his work was included at the same exhibition in the Museum of Art & Commerce, Hamburg. Since then Christoph has gone on to work on prestigious international advertising campaigns, his clients including Lufthansa, British Airways, IBM, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Sony Playstation, Audi, Volkswagon and Nike.
Morlinghaus had his first solo exhibition at Roebling Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, in 2004, which he returned to with his solo show Form/Faith in 2007. Group exhibitions he has participated in include An Index For Indoctrination, FIFI Projects, Monterrey, Mexico, (2009) and Crown of the Lost New York, USA, (2009), while awards he has received include a bronze at the Eurobest awards in France (1996), a silver at the German Art Directors Club (1998), and merit awards from both the Association of photographers in London (2002) and from the Art Directors Club (2006).
His personal images are beautifully crafted photographs that couple a calculated formality with a stunning monumentality, often characteristic of the new school of German & American photography.
New York is rendered in mighty towers vying for space like trees competing for light; LA as a series of arteries pumping cars in and out of its heart. The scale of the work mirrors the size of the cities. The photographs capture vast industrial man-made landscapes and even though his chosen locales are places we inhabit, they are unpopulated by humans.