Bjoern Lauen

Born 1980, in Germany, photography has been a substantial part of Bjoern’s life for the the past 20 years. His love for writing with light started with a camera his father gave him during his early teens.

After taking photos of family and friends, he interned at local newspapers and worked at a photo studio, learning the ropes of film photography and development before moving to digital photography. Bjoern is a Sony Alpha Ambassador and his work has been published in national and international media such as National Geographic Kids, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal and others.

Cloud 9 - Burj Khalifa & Downtown Dubai

He completed a business diploma and started studying psychology. After a successful career, co-founding the successful international franchise concept LOOXIS and board member and advisor of UAE based companies, Bjoern focused full time on turning his passion photography into a successful business. He would spend his free time travelling the world on expeditions or participating in charitable projects to provide photography for the cause.

His published work about the tribes of Omo Valley in Ethiopia, amongst others, has been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Hollywood / Los Angeles. His work has been published in national and international media such as National Geographic Kids, The Guardian, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal and others. His photography is part of various books – such as the successful 911LOVE Porsche book.

Hamer tribes woman with traditional jewelry / Omo Valley Ethiopia

His aerial work has been used in various international films and publications. Bjoern is a member of the Rotary Club and a supporter of selected entrepreneur owned small business that is innovative and creative. Bjoern is a regular contributor to UAE-based Phocal Media.

Bjoern’s interest in technology and innovation led him to develop an interest in the early development of aerial vehicles (UAV / RPAS) for photo and video. Over the past 3 years, he has tested and photographed with some of the latest aerial imaging setups on the market. He has been part of the development of UAV imaging setups and demonstrations for government bodies, security and intelligence agencies and commercial organisations. He was part of the development team of the first PhaseOne 100MP photography setups on a UAV.