He started his career as a music photographer in 2002 shooting a series of artist portraits for the German hip hop music magazine Backspin. He was also a skater as a kid.
About Paul Ripke
German fashion and sports photographer who has partnered with high end companies such as Porsche, American Express and IWC watches. He has also shot Formula One drivers such as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. He has amassed over 800,000 on Instagram where he also shares his photography.
He was born in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany. His father was a medical doctor and his mother was a lawyer. His father was also into photography.
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He studied business administration but dropped out of university to teach himself photography. He documented the Germany's men's national soccer team when they won the World Cup in 2014.