Axel Schmidt was born in 1971 in Braunschweig, Germany. His career began in science, a foundation that is still evident in his image-making renowned for its clean, graphic and sophisticated aesthetic. He has been a lifelong lover of innovation and technology and a dedicated proponent of modernism. Axel’s 20 year award-winning career has been established in photojournalism, including reporting from Afghanistan, Sudan and Congo. Later shifted to global campaigns and editorials for major technology companies like Siemens, BASF, Takenaka, First Solar, Nord Stream 2, Continental and TenneT. To counterbalance his commercial projects Axel, in his personal work, pursues documentary work on contemporary scientific endeavors like the CERN in Switzerland and the Very Large Telescope in Chile.
He currently lives in Berlin.

1999 ANTARCTICA with colleagues from the AWI Glaciology departement
2010 AUSTRALIA Woomera Test Range
2016 GERMANY shooting  for Siemens