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Michael Kleinespel

Already at the tender of 16 I “organized” an apprenticeship as a photographer for myself without the knowledge of my parents.

They were not all that pleased and "advised" me to finish high school. After that I started to work for a small bank in my hometown.

Later I worked in corporate finance for Commerzbank.

In 2002 I turned my hobby into a profession and began photographing people.

I trained at numerous workshops domestically and abroad, including among others the internationally award-winning Padraic Deasy in Ireland, Richard Mayfield and Damien Lovegrove from England.

I have participated in exhibitions at home and internationally, currently in May 2014 in the "1650 Gallery" in Los Angeles.

Since 2013 I have been a member of the Bund professioneller Portraitfotografen (association of professional portrait photographers) and visit workshops there regularly.

My last name "Kleinespel" is pronounced like this:

Klein-Éspel – with emphasis on the second syllable :-)