Manfred Rave, born and raised in Cologne,
studied painting and communication design, with focus on photo design
at the University of Essen, formerly Folkwang Univeristy.
During his studies he set up his own studio for advertising photography.
Later he taught at the University of Essen, Department of Photography. Manfred Rave
is a professional member of the BFF, Association of Freelance Photo Designers.
Today he lives and works in Cologne. Manfred Rave specializes in food and still life photography.
His works reflects his love for orchestration and his clear eye for detail.
Nothing is unnecessary or even random. Lighting and composition are of central
importance to him. Ultimately, the right idea determines the quality of the
photograph, not the technical implementation.
For Manfred Rave, applied and free, artistic photograpy, not two different disciplines,
but two areas that belong together and enrich each other.
Manfred Rave loves to work out of his spacious ground floor studio,
right in the center of the city of Cologne.
He uses flashlight, but is eaqually happy to work with daylight.
A full kitchen and a large amount of props and backgrounds complete the studio facilities.
Despite COVID-19, we still provide full service working remotly,
get in touch with us for more info.
Shortlisted 2019, the last 10
09/2011 soWhat Gallery Düsseldorf
10/2011 Art Fair/Blooom Köln
09/2012 Int. Photoszene Köln
12/2012 soWhat Gallery Düsseldorf
06/2017 BFF Photoweeks Stuttgart
09/2017 BFF Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig
10/2018 BFF Triebwerk/Kesselhaus Berlin
05.06. - 30.06.2019 Food Photo Festival in Velje, DK
06.06. - 22.06.2019 BFF, 50 Jahre - "Your Signature - das bleibt", Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart
08.08. - 18.08.2019 BFF, 50 Jahre - "Your Signature - das bleibt", X-Lane by Natulis Group AG, Berlin
20.09. - 29.09.2019 BFF, 50 Jahre - "Your Signatue - das bleibt", Oberhafen Quartier, Hamburg
25.10.-29.10.2019 Kapa Photo Festival 2019/ Seoul, South Korea
Korean Advertising photographers Assiociation
13.09.-15.09.2020 Foodexpo, Hernig, Dänemark
Acqua Morelli I Aldi Süd I Aventis I Bayer AG I Boehringer I Burger King I Citroen I Costa Coffee I
Deutz AG IDr. Scheller Cosmetics I Ford I Gaffel Kölsch I Giesler Kölsch I Hoechst AG I Kamps I
Kaufhof I Köln Messe I Stadt Köln I Langnese I Mercedes I Pfeiffer&Langen I Rational AG I Stadtsparkasse I
Schmeetz I Twintec AG I Tumi I Zanders