Christian Gaul,   [email protected]

Photographer, Director  and publisher (Denguemag and THE BEACH) born in Essen, Germany, raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and globetrotting since the age of 16.

Christian graduated in Economics and German literature at the New York University but a photography workshop with Josef Koudelka would reshape completely his professional ambitions, which grew fast and strong as he takes up photography courses in every opportunity available. He returns to Brazil to become a major contributing advertising and editorial photographer, producing celebrated images for local and international clients. As of 2017 Christian starts directing films as an extension of his story telling abilities learned in photography.

More than 20 years on the road rendered him the special ability to photograph celebrities and models or the Rio Favelas with the same sense  of regard and keen aesthetic excellence. The concepts of reality and naturalness intertwine in Christian’s work and play a fundamental role in defining the empathic nature of his photographs and how they create a sense of attraction and desire between viewer and subject. His genuine interest in people’s singularities allied to his technical  skills produce a unique and fresh portfolio.



NOW Based in Germany

Speaks english german portuguese spanish

Vast experience producing in Lating America


Selected Clients:
BMW, Renault, Leroy Merlin, Natura, Avon, Budwiser,
Coca-Cola, Vix Swimwear, Evoke Eyewear, Playboy,
Marie Claire, GQ, Rolling Stone, Santander, Olympikus, Sony Music, Virgin Music, BMG, Universal




Personal Work & Exhibits

1993 – “Urban Fragments” , Bookmakers Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1994 – “Urban”, Grande Galeria do Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1998 – “Acts and Portraits” – Grande Galeria do Centro Cultural Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1999 – “Australian Portraits”, São Conrado Mall Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2003  – Cidade de todos os sonhos sao paulo do brasil wide editora
2004 – “Herois Invisiveis” , MUBE, São Paulo, Brazil (Collective)
2005 – “Herois Invisiveis”, Metro, São Paulo, Brazil (Collective)
2006 – “Simples” , Galeria MINIMA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2006 – “Love” Cartier Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil (Collective)
2007 – “imagem do som” , Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Collective)
2009 – “Mulheres de Verdade”, São Conrado Mall Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 – “Contra Aids”, Leblon Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (collective)
2015 – Publisher of THE BEACH


Published Books 

Zona Norte (collective),
Cidade de Todos os Sonhos (collective)
São Paulo do Brasil (collective)
Heróis Invisíveis (collective)
Samba – Imagem do Som (collective).

video BMW
video ARAMIS