Born in Cape Town and raised in Germany,

Dirk Rees is a London-based photographer and director.

Dirk’s passionate and experimental approach to image-making has defined his creative style in the industry, collaborating with leading ad agencies and brands all over the world. Dirk’s love for connecting with people and creating an authentic narrative has seen him capture the human form at its most compelling moments, studying the diversity and intricacies of identity throughout cultures, dance and movement.

Dirk’s Afro-European perspective and passion for travel has fuelled extensive exploration around the world, aiding the constant development of his creative approach in both personal and commission work.




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Embassy Tea Gallery, London’16
Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo’16
Napier University, Edinburgh’15
Oriel Colwyn Gallery, North Wales’15
Fuse Art Space, Bradford’15
For Corner, London’14
The Beaney, Canterbury’14
Cheltenham Art Gallery’14
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh’14
National Portrait Gallery “20,’13
Selected Group Exhibition “Emotion” (Holland, Germany, China, United Kingdom,
Switzerland, United States)’10/’11
Selected Group Exhibition “sample” UK ‘08
Selected Group Exhibition “outbreak” UK ‘08
Solo Exhibition “backstage with principal dancers” UK ‘06,


American Photography’ 35,’31,’30,’29
Communication Arts, “Award of Excellence” ’13,’10,’09
Hasselblad Masters ‘11/’10/’09
Portrait Salon’18,’15,’14

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize ’20,’13

Master Cup, Sports Category 2 nominations ‘11,

Black & White Spider Awards ‘13
GoSee Awards’14 Merit Samburu Project

Sunday Times, Saturday Times, British Journal of Photography, Victor Magazine, Grazia, Arena, 125 Magazine.


Amnesty International, Adidas, Asics, Berghaus, Boeing, Bentley, Chevrolet, Credit Swisse, CitizenM, English National Ballet, Etihad, Ford, Fortum, FedEx, GMC, Guinness, Jordan,  HSBC, HBO, ITV, Jose Cuervo, Kappahl, Kopparberg, Lexus, Mercedes, Molton Brown, Nike, Nissan, Nivea,  Nokia, Pfizer, Playstation, Pampero, Remy Martin, Tottenham Hotspur, Triumph, Tresiba, Specsavers, Sky-Sports, Sports Direct, Under Armour, Virgin, Vodafone, Volvo,

Boys &Girls, Mc Cann Erickson, Sudler and Hennessy, Y&R, TBWA, P&G, CHI, Ogilvy, Saatchi, Euro RSG, KesselsKramer, Make Amsterdam, Juice, 18feet and Rising,

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