Martin Schoeller (German, 1968) is one of the most famous contemporary portrait photographers in the world. Raised in Germany, Schoeller studied photography at Lette-Verein and moved to New York City in the mid-1990s, where he now lives and works.Since 1998 he has contributed to publications such as National Geographic, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and GQ, among others. He has also worked on many major advertising campaigns (including those for Coca-Cola, Mercedes, DreamWorks and Johnnie Walker) and has received numerous awards.
Most recently he received praise for his image of Colin Kaepernick in the Nike "Just do it" campaign which won a prestigious D&AD Black Pencil and Grand Prix award at Cannes. Schoeller's portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, in solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States, and are part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Royalties on this limited edition Rosenthal Collection benefitted the West Hollywood LGBT Cultural Center which, among others, provides medical assistance services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Los Angeles.