Born 1980, in north west Germany, Bjoern Lauen has been involved in photography for the past 20 years. Starting from a camera his father gave him during his early teens. After taking photos of family and friends for a while, he interned at a local newspaper photographing the local communities and their events. He later worked in a photography studio - while to develop film in the dark room was still state of the art. He has worked with different photography techniques and explored various areas of photography; mentored by successful and experienced photographers & photojournalists along the way.
After a successful career as an entrepreneur, co-founding the successful international franchise concept LOOXIS - Bjoern later became a director and of a UAE based company. Bjoern focused full time on turning his passion photography into a successful business and would spend his free time travelling the world with expeditions or participating in charitable projects to provide photography for the cause. His published work about the tribes of Omo valley in Ethiopia has been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Hollywood / Los Angeles. Bjoern"s work has been published in national and international media such as National Geographic Kids, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal and further more. His photography is part of various books - such as the successful 911LOVE Porsche book published by Delius Klasing Verlag. His aerial work has been used in various international films and publications.
His commercial work focuses on Automotive-, Lifestyle- and Commercial Advertising Photography. Bjoern works regularly for international Hotel & Travel industry clients as well as for renown international brands.
Bjoern is a member of the Rotary Club and a supporter of selected entrepreneur owned small businesses and charities that are innovative and creative. Bjoern is a regular contributor to UAE based Phocal Media and speaker on photography and media production events such as on the 2016 Xposure International Photography Festival.
Bjoern is a two-time finalist of the prestigious HIPA Photography Award (www.hipa.ae)