About

Who is Tobias?

Tobias Freye - Berlinale 2016

 

Tobias Freye was born in 1977. From 2007 to 2013 he studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and graduated with a B.A. in photography and media arts. He has been as a freelance photographer in Paris, Prague and in cities all over Germany. His primary body of work includes Portrait, Fashion and Commercial Photography, although he works as a director and camera operator for fashion films and commercial videos. Freye also frequents as a photography trainer and has taught at various photography schools.
Today he is based in Hamburg & Bielefeld.

2015
Vice Chairman, FFA (Fördergemeinschaft Fotografische Ausbildung e.V.)

2014
BFF-Member

working self employed and on a freelance basis focused on photography art, people, portrait and fashion photography

2013 until now
Master Course, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Design / Photography & Media. Trainer in different photography art projects, various design and photography schools.

2013
University of Appplied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Design / Photography & Media. Graduation B.A. Title of Artwork „photo shoot — the medium is the message“

2008 
Assistant to fashion photographer Iris Brosch, Paris

Clients

AFZ-Unternehmensgesellschaft mbH, ATS Werbeagentur GmbH, Ayse Kilic fashion design & illustration, Canon Deutschland GmbH, Canon Europe Ltd., Deichblick GbR, Die Kümmerer, Finke Limousines, Golden Sports International Ltd., Hotel & Restaurant Landhaus Lastrup, Jones Lang LaSalle GmbH, Kellogg Deutschland GmbH, Leica Gallery Frankfurt, Leica Store Frankfurt, Linnemann Objekt- und Inneneinrichtungen GmbH & Co. KG, Mandy Puschmann Illustrations, Neitzel & Cie. Beratungs GmbH, Schlicht & Edel QSQ GmbH, Pringles, Rico Design Gmbh & Co. KG, Stadtwerke Bielefeld GmbH, Trendline Promotion GmbH, Ulla Popken GmbH, Weseler Teppich GmbH & Co. KG, WindowMaster GmbH

Exhibitions

2016 Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Paris, London, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, „World Photography Exhibition“ 

2015 Berlin, „DESIGN.Meile“, Wild Card, OKTOBER
2015 
Bielefeld, „Lichtfänger“, Stiftsmarkt, SEPTEMBER
2015 Leipzig, „Triebwerk“, Wild Card, Baumwollspinnerei
2015 Bielefeld, < MIND THE GAP >, Offene Ateliers
2015 Düsseldorf, „BFF Jump_03“
2015 Stuttgart, „BFF Fotoschau“, Haus der Wirtschaft
2015 Hamburg, Triennale der Photographie, „BFF Wild Card“, Westwerk 1
2015 Leipzig, „Leipziger Buchmesse“

2014 Berlin, „GoSee Awards“, Update 2014

2013 Lastrup, „Kunst im Park“
2013 Rastede, „Kunstpreis 2013“, Palais im Park
2013 Leipzig, „Showroom Fotografie“, LindeNOW IX 
2013 Bielefeld, „PHOTO SHOOT – the medium is the message“ 

2011 Bielefeld „Galerie Wäscheleine“, FFA-Symposium 

2010 Bielefeld, „Galerie Wäscheleine“, FFA-Symposium
2010 Bielefeld, „friendship“, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

2009 Bielefeld, „eins bis vier“

2009 Hamburg, „Busgalerie“, Hamburger Hochbahn
2008
 Bielefeld, „Galerie Wäscheleine“, FFA-Symposium
2008 Hamburg, „selected works“, Honigfabrik

Awards

2014 GoSee Award, nominated
2014 Still Image European Photography Award (Ex Prix Leica), nominated

2013 Art Prize Rastede, 2nd place

2012 Still Image European Photography Award (Ex Prix Leica), nominated

2011 FFA Audience Award, 3rd place

2010 tretford- Award, 2nd place
2010 FFA Audience Award
2010 FFA Jury Award

Publications

„Caesium 137“ – photo book on the subject of radioactive contamination after a meltdown
„drei“ – fashion magazine 
„Macondo“ – literature magazine
„PHOTO PRESSE“ – photo magazine

Screenings & Lectures

2015 Bielefeld, University of Applied Sciences
2014
 Hamburg, photokina review, Probis Media Solutions
2014 Bielefeld, Creative Showroom, IHK OWL