halfgrain Ingo Stahl // Cinematographer

About

ingo stahl

The moment I picked up my dad's old Pentax as a 12-year-old, looking through that viewfinder opened up a whole new world for me. More than two decades later, I still feel the same excitement every time I frame a shot. My love for how light and shade shapes the world goes into every project I film, from commercial ads to music videos. Having a professional background in music, it isn't a surprise that the latter are the majority of my work. I enjoy working closely with musicians and supporting their work with a new layer of images. 


Not one to boast with achievement, but a few random facts...

The music videos I've had the pleasure to shoot have accumulated more than 2.5 million views on youtube so far

National Geographic published my photo "Cloudy Horizon" in their January 2017 issue. I took this photo while being stuck with a snow mobile in the middle of Finnish Lapland. It reminded me of how I like to look at mishaps: You usually get something positive out of them as well, if you bother to look for it.

Some wonderful artist I had the pleasure to work with are Lina Maly, Antje Schomaker, Bowie, WIM, Phil Siemers, miu, ToyToy, Debby Smith and Jan Loechel. But there are more every week.

A few commercial clients I worked for are CASIO, Warner Brothers, Tesa and Skoda.


2024

BOVIY - Berlin Is A Liar / Official Music Video (DP, operator)
Phil Siemers - So da wie du [live loop version] / Performance Video (DP, operator, colorist)
CASIO / Commercial & Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)

2023

Miu - Nobody Move / Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Eklipse - Break My Fall / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miu - Angels & Demons / Official Music Video ( DP, operator, Assistant editor, colorist, Assistant director)
Debby Smith - "Bigger Story" / Official Music Video (DP. operator, editor, colorist)
Debby Smith - “Bigger Story” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
BOVIY - No One Know Me Better" / Offical AI Hybrid Music Video (DP, operator)
Birddogs - Hey, wann fahr'n wir endlich los? / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
BOVIY - “Good All On My Own” / Official Music Video (DP, operator)
Rabea - “Kingdom (live)” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Debby Smith - “Low Key"- Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Sarife - “Music” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miu - “Gotham” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Debby Smith - “Low Key” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
PUDER - “Of Elephants & Monsters” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)

2022

Hush Hush - Christmas Special / Ad (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
BOVIY - “White Session” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Tim Jaacks - “Auf doppelten Boden” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Rabea “Kingdom” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miu - “Transience” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Sir Bradley - “Schatz am Silbersee” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Sir Bradley - “Skullrace” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Robin - “Adieu” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
WIM - “Boxer“/ Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miu - “Granny’s House Session” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miss Sophy - “Time Gone By” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Peter Pane / Social Media Campagne (DP, operator, colorist)
tesa / Commercial & Product Videos (DP, 1st AC, colorist)
Ingo Stahl - “In My Mind” / Official Music Video (director, DP, editor, colorist)
Robin - “Alte Bilder” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Tokunbo - “Golden Days” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
WIM - “Löwenherz” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Phil Siemers - “Ist Schon Gut” / Music Video Visualizer (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Cleo - “Dare To Dream” / Live Session Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Miss Sophy - “Naked” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)

2021 

Jan Loechel - “The Last Song” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
WIM - “An manchen Tagen” / Live Performance Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
THE KBCS - “Wasting All Your Lovin” / Live Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Tim Jaacks - “Lichthof Session” / Live Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
BOVIY - “Easy” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Mad Hatters Daughter - “Wolves” / Official Music Video (DP)
Kraus - “Live in Hamburg” / Live Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Poems for Jamiro - “Break My Bones” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Kraus - “Kaputt” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Phil Siemers - “Auf Einen Song” / Live Performance Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Kraus - “Schon so lang” / Official Music Video (director, DP, operator, editor, colorist)
Toy Toy - “Back To The Fusion” / Official Music Video (DP, operator, editor, colorist)


    photo: chris römer