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Michelle Mattern is a lifestyle, fashion and surf photographer based around the world or Siegen, Germany. 

Michelle discovered her passion for photography at the young age of 13, when she bought her first digital camera. At the age of 18 she started working as a freelance fashion photographer beside her studies at the University of Applied Science and Art Dortmund.

Her love for the ocean and surfing brought her into lifestyle photography, where she developed her unique style of vibrant colors and atmospheric light.


Waves & Woods Magazine, Business Cornwall Magazine, Prime Surfing, Ripcurl, Protest, O'Neill, Talents & Pros, Surf Institute Fuerteventura, Infinity Surfcamps, Lost Caparica Surfhouse, Summersurf, Longboard Worldmaster Carl Fölster, German Surf Champion Valeska Schneider, MelloYello Guesthouse, Aloha Surf Academy, Longboard with Amigos

Nominations & Exhibitions

First Place "Germany's best youth photographer" 2011,

Deutscher Bund für Fotografie e.V.

Photokina 2012,

Participation at exhibition 

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