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Mark Seelen started as a freelance photographer in NYC in 1994. He keeps traveling the world working for international clients such as Panasonic, Duravit, Soho House, ClassiCon and others. He also works for well renowned magazines like Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration and GG Magazine. His photographs explore environments, rooms and people without compromising the owner but telling authentic stories in his special calm and beautiful manner.

Frequently answered questions.:

I was…
…born on one of the islands in Denmark to Dutch parents in 1968.

I am speaking German without accent…
… because I made first friends in a sandbox between Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany.

To be Dutch means…
…growing up with the Dutch saying: „Doe maar gewoon, dan ben je al gek genoeg"  - „Just be normal that is already crazy enough.“
But I always aim to give it my own, slightly crazy, spin.

My favourite citys are…
…Amsterdam because of the really good coffee they make there. New York because that's where I met my wife. Hamburg–my base camp for now.

Photographers that inspire me are…
…Jacques-Henri Lartique, David LaChapelle and Anton Corbijn.

The biggest achievement so far was…
…my 150 mile, 10 hour, bike ride from Manhattan Grand Central Station to Montauk Lighthouse with my pal Michael on my „DeRosa" road bike. This was only toped by the birth of our children Max and Marie.

I dream of…
…owning a sailboat to travel the world with my family and friends.

People also wanted to know
…my son Max, almost 17 and my daughter Marie, 15.
…in a beautiful 1969 build bungalow in suburbia Hamburg.
…grey.
…snap twice, when you take a picture.

AdvertisingEditorialCelebrities
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Sony
  • Agape
  • Agape Casa
  • Design Within Reach DWR
  • de Winder Architekten
  • KKLD*Berlin
  • Panasonic
  • Sony

  • Leica Camera


  • Saatchi & Saatchi Düsseldorf 

  • Carmichael Lynch

  • Hunter Douglas

  • The 7th Art
  • Sieger Design

  • DaVilla

  • Thomas Biswanger Design
  • Design
if Studio / NYC

  • Auping

  • Weleda

  • Deutsche Post

  • Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG

  • Hülsta

  • Duravit 

  • Engel & Völkers

  • Dahler & Company

  • JUICE Pharma Advertising

  • Christian Liaigre / Liaigre Furniture

  • ClassiCon

  • Zimmer & Rohde, Z+R

  • Ruhrgas

  • TUI

  • Vaillant


  • Berker

  • Leonardo

  • Rapp Germany

  • Tom Leifer Design

  • weigertpirouzwolf

  • fischerAppelt

  • WMF

  • Soho-House Hotels

  • Soho-House Group

  • Hager Group

  • Huber

  • Rolf Benz
  • Vanity Fair
  • Martha Stewart
  • Harper´s Bazaar US

  • Dwell

  • Vogue Deutschland

  • Vogue Living Australia

  • Elle Decoration Italia

  • Elle Decoration UK

  • Elle Decoration Netherlands

  • AD Spain

  • AD France

  • AD Germany

  • Departures
  • Häuser

  • Quest

  • GG Magazine 

  • Gala

  • Schöner Wohnen

  • Bunte

  • S Magazine

  • Eigen Huis & Interieur

  • Architektur & Wohnen

  • Case da Abitare

  • Frame Magazine

  • Inside Out Australia

  • Diva Wohnen

  • Belle Australia

  • RUM Denmark

  • Casa Vouge Brazil

  • IDEAT

  • AD China

  • AD Russia

  • Atrium

  • Knack Weekend

  • Gracia Casa

  • AM Magazine

  • myself

  • Residence

  • VT Wonen

  • Linda

  • Linda Wonen
  • Fernando Botero
  • Faye Toogood
  • Michele Oka Doner
  • Natalia Wörner
  • Til Schweiger
  • Anndra Neen
  • John Neumeier
  • Thomas Kuball & Peter Kempe
  • P. Diddy

  • Tory Burch

  • Ian Schrager
  • Prosper Assouline

  • Samantha Boardman
  • Richard Meier

  • Simon de Pury

  • Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

  • Roberto Cavalli

  • Michael Chow

  • Andre Balazs

  • Ambra Medda

  • Nadia Swarovski

  • Sir David Tang

  • Brett Ratner

  • Werner Aislinger
  • Karim Rashid

  • Kenzo Takada

  • Celerie Kemble

  • Kelly Rutherford

  • Luca Bassani

  • Lisa Perry

  • Emmanuel de Bayser
  • Valesca Gurrand-Hermes

  • Leonardo Ferragamo

  • Catherine Malandrino

  • David Netto

  • Christian Liaigre

  • Bjarke Ingels / BIG

  • Marcel Wanders

  • Annabelle und Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff

  • Emanuele & Giampaolo Benedini

  • Michael & Christian Sieger
  • Eduard Vermeulen

  • Kelly Bensimon

  • Alex Flamant

  • Steffen Schraut

  • Gandia Blasco

  • Piet Boon

  • Paola Navone

  • Craig Bassam & C. Scott Fellows

  • Michele Bönan

  • Marianne Panton

  • Rolf Fehlbaum

  • Lyn Gardener

  • Reinhold Messner

  • Richard Hutten

  • Eva Lorenzotti

  • Frank Stüve

  • David Bromley

  • Tamara Comolli

  • Nica Zupanc

  • Sean Combs

  • Matthieu Nab

  • Mitch Alfus

  • Joanna Schliemann

  • Carolina Castiglioni

  • Marcel Eichner

  • Josef Voelk

  • Christoph Fisser

  • Kathleen King von Alvensleben
  • Emmanuel de Bayser
For commercial jobs please contact:


katrin nehlsen
katrin nehlsen


christian-foerster-strasse 29
20253 hamburg

tel +49 (0) 40 49 42 09
mob + 49 (0) 173 24 23 168

mail@katrinnehlsen.com
www.katrinnehlsen.com