ANKE JACOB STUDIO Portrait and Coverage Photography

Anke Jacob Studio - Photographer in Berlin

Welcome to the website of Photographer Anke Jacob!

Anke Jacob lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Since 1997, she has been active as a portrait and coverage photographer. The range of her activity covers portrayals of sophisticated individual customers to extensive photographic assignments for business and corporate customers.

You can get a comprehensive first impression about the professional work of Anke Jacob on the website “Anke Jacob Studio – Photographer in Berlin”. If you request information concerning shootings or purchase of printed photography, please contact us by phone or mail. We would be delighted to advise you individually and without any obligations.

Corporate Photography: By combining different work areas, Anke Jacob has been able to create a consistent imagery for many companies. Whether it is conceptual photography for your corporate image, dynamic industrial photography for your image brochure or press photos of your employees, it is always the recurring essence of Anke Jacob’s work that communicates a positive authenticity.

Manager Photography: Professional manager portraits and sophisticated application photos for publications, press, internet presences or business reports are deliberately posed by Anke Jacob in a warm tone, in order to focus on the “person inside the manager”.

Portraits of Politicians: Since 2004, Anke Jacob has been active as the interoffice photographer of the German Bundestag. Distinctive portrayals of your press conference, live coverage in the press of congresses and symposiums, as well as documentation of interviews and events are captured by Anke Jacob with care and effectiveness.

Campaigns: Conceptual photography for your campaign, convincing portraits for your testimonials, as well as unconventional advertisement photography is appropriately posed in the Anke Jacob Studio with long-standing expert knowledge and in close cooperation with the assigning customer. Anke Jacob also carries out self-chosen social or socially relevant topics on her own initiative.

Staged Portraits: Anke Jacob’s staged portraits have an exceptional style and are effectively used by numerous artists for self-representation. Whether staged or unadorned, whether styled or natural – the focus is always on the uniqueness of the portrayal.

Before/After: For many years, Anke Jacob has been successfully cooperating with the make-up artist Margareta Hoffmann Numerous impressive before/after portraits optimized by professional make-up, styling and competent skin tone color matching were thus developed for an effective and long-lasting professional presentation to boost the career but also for private use.

Beauty Photography: Anke Jacob uses her phantasy and her love for detail for posing contemporary beautyshots. Miss Berlin 2003 was photographed by Anke Jacob in the Karl-Lagerfeld Suite of The Regent Hotel Four Seasons. Photos of the series “Meet Miss Berlin” were exhibited the same year in Berlin.

Photo Stories: Anke Jacob is not a wedding photographer! She purposefully exhibits cliché and “old habits” in her very own cheeky and funny style, as you can see in “Desperate Houselife”.

Photo Coverage: During her cooperation with the Russian Formal Theater from St. Petersburg, Anke Jacob realized a photo coverage that reflects in snap-shots the lives of local people at the end of the 20th century.

Long-time project “The Magic Bond”: The long-time project “The Magic Bond” that begun in 2002 accompanies and documents in photography the lives of people. The picture gallery shows a first selection of portrays of this project, that documents in examples the growing old and the alternation of a generation.

Exhibition “People of the 20th Century”: In her debut exhibition, “People of the 20th Century”, the Berlin photographer Anke Jacob has portrayed 100 time witnesses from the individual years of birth 1900 to1999. In addition to first name and year of birth, an aphorism of the respective, man, woman or child is mentioned as a caption underneath every portrait. In addition, you can see a “Making of” from the year 2000 on the website.

Museum Photography: In the project “Visit Art”, the Berlin photographer Anke Jacob shows corresponding portraits of individual visitors and of work of arts in museums in Europe – e.g. the Louvre (Paris), MAMAC (Nice), Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich).

The personality of the portrayed always stays in the foreground in the “Anke Jacob Studio – Photographer in Berlin”. Whether arisen out of a situation or stage-managed, whether photographed in the studio or "on location": the human being, the person always ranks first. After a detailed preliminary talk, the wishes of the client are put into action by using years of experience. The pleasant and relaxed work atmosphere enables the customer to feel comfortable in front of the camera and thus to perform authentically on the photographs.

Assignments in the field of photographic coverage, as well as events, congresses and symposia are comprehensively and meticulously prepared, planned and carried out. The emphasis of the photographic work in the “Anke Jacob Studio – Photographer in Berlin” rests on the correspondence between human and space. Her aim is to connect the positive authenticity of the person to his or her environment.

First Contact with the Anke Jacob Studio – Photographer in Berlin

After first establishing contact by email or phone, a non-binding preliminary talk can be arranged if required. This helps to get acquainted with one another and offers the interested an opportunity to get answers to his or her questions. Depending on the customer’s wishes or needs, this talk can take place either in the Anke Jacob Studio or on the customer’s premises.

When the assignment is placed, a full meeting follows with a detailed discussion about work load and photo techniques as well as the resultant possibilities and all terms and conditions. Customer preferences are integrated and individual suggestions are submitted.

Studio Equipment and Project Monitoring

The ANKE JACOB STUDIO – Photographer in Berlin has established in the pulsating eastern part of the city, on Marienburger street in the district Prenzlauer Berg. It has a net floorspace of 70m2 and is suitable for all studio photography with daylight and stage-managed flashlight.

Anke Jacob photographs digitally as well as classically, on analogous film/slide. The customer can choose his favoured photo medium. As a special highlight, Anke Jacob offers monochrome - black and white - photography. These films are developed in the studio’s own darkroom and the photographic prints are manufactured by hand. Digital photos are processed centrally in the studio’s own office and upon request, selected in the presence of the customer.

In the last 19 years the “Anke Jacob Studio – Photographer in Berlin” has formed a team of freelance graphic artists, make-up artists, postproduction photo editors, who can be directly included in the task if required. Whatever you wish, we always have the suitable project-specific people in our team. More work sampling can be reviewed at We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Curriculum Vitae

Anke Jacob was born in 1971 in Bad Harzburg and grew up there. At the age of 16 she went to Massachusets, USA, with a one-year scholarship. After the “Abitur” (German highschool diploma), she moved 1991 to Berlin, where she has been living ever since. In 1997 she was trained in the Lette Foundation Berlin for three years as a Nationally Certified Photo Designer and has been working as a freelance photographer since then. Since 2004 Anke Jacob is photographer of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).

Selective List of Customers

Axel Springer Publishing House, AOK Bundesverband (AOK Federal Association), Beate Uhse TV, Berliner Volksbank (People’ Bank Berlin), Biotronik, Federal Office for Sports BASPO, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Swiss Confederation), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Daimler AG, DD Dörsing Business Consultancy, Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament), Deutscher Caritasverband (German Caritas Association), Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser & Abfall e.V. (German Association for Water, Wastewater, and Waste), Diakonie (Social Welfare Organization), Elektrabel AG, Ernst & Young GmbH, Gansel Rechtsanwälte (Gansel Attorneys), GEN Gesellschaft für Erbenermittlung (GEN - Heir Search Company), Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft (German Insurance Association), Joschka Fischer & Company, KomPart Verlagsgesellschaft (KomPart Publishing Company), KPMG, Lufthansa, Media Consulta Deutschland GmbH (Media Consulta Germany), Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, Merian Berlin, Meyer und Partner Rechtsanwälte (Meyer and Partner Attorneys), Meyer Werft, NCC Deutschland (NCC Germany), Nissan, Optivo GmbH, Regent Schlosshotel Vier Jahreszeiten (The Regent Hotel Four Seasons), RTL2, Sat.1, Stiftung Warentest (German Consumer Safety Group), VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin Brandenburg (Public Transport Association Berlin Brandenburg), VDI VDE IT, Studio Babelsberg, Verlag Moderne Industrie (Publishing House Moderne Industrie), Verlag Volk & Welt (Publishing House Volk & Welt), Zanox AG