Rainer Stratmann studied photography/film and art history in Dortmund, San Francisco, Bielefeld and Osnabrück. In the mid-late 80s he started his studio in Frankfurt, shooting editorial and advertising-campaigns for major clients in Germany. Some years ago he gave up his studio and moved to the countryside near Frankfurt. Shooting location photography whereas assignments took him more & more all over the world.

Due to his affinity/addiction to film a lot of his pictures look like a stillshot/frame taken out of a movie. To allow for flexibility, Rainer prefers to work in small crews. Not unlike a photojournalist but with the execution & attention to detail of an epic feature.

His commercial assignments for clients include: Lexus, Infinity, German Railways, Renault, Fiat, Harley Davidson, Ford, Honda, General Motors, Opel, Hyundai, BTM, Toyota, Philipp Morris, Bosch, BHF Bank, BayWa, Volksbank, Finmeccanica, Allianz, Daimler, Mercedes…