Martin Schoeller is a New York based photographer whose style is distinguished by similar treatment of all subjects whether they are celebrities or unknown. His most recognizable work are his portraits, shot with similar lighting, backdrop, and tone. His work appears in The New Yorker, Outside Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Vogue.
Schoeller studied photography at Lette Verein in Berlin. He came to New York in 1993 and worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He left in 1996 to pursue his freelancing career. Schoeller has been a contributing photographer to New Yorker since 1999. A book of his portraits was published by Teneues in 2005: « Close Up: Portraits 1998-2005 ». Schoeller’s influences include photographers August Sander, Bernd Becher, and Hilla Becher. His work is in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.