Rüdiger Beckmann has been seriously working as a free portrait photographer since 1998. Analogue medium format only. His body of work culminated in his bilingual 268-paged workbook »Beyond Vanity« in 2010. His last solo shows were held at the Kunst Haus Wien (Vienna, Austria) in 2014, opening the Photobastei Zurich (Switzerland) and finally opening his own Gallery »Enfants Artspace« in Hamburg in 2016.