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Portraits and Live Concert Photography

selected works

Stevie Ray Vaughan live photo

Rock, Funk & Blues

Julia Fordham portrait


Lou Reed portrait


Nirvana portrait

Indie Bands

Meredith Monk portrait


Michelle Shocked portrait

Female Musicians

British band Ride group photo

Britpop, Rave & Shoegazers

Miles Davis live


Brigitte Nielsen candid shot



Moni Kellermann's black & white photographs have been published in books on music, biographies, school text books, on vinyl and CD album covers and tour posters, in CD re-issue box sets and brochures.


Music Magazines

SPEX, Rolling Stone (Germany), Musik Express/Sounds, Q Magazine, Visions, Jazz Thing, Indiecator, Musiker Gitarre & Bass, Yam!

Daily Newspapers

Hamburger Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, Augsburger Allgemeine, Elmshorner Nachrichten, Harburger Anzeigen u. Nachrichten


Der Spiegel, Stern, Hamburger Rundschau

Record Companies

Rough Trade, Sub Pop, WEA, Polydor, metronome, RCA, MCA, Teldec


Foundation for Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Center Hamburg, Petra Kelly MdB, Teachers Union


Brigitte, Emma, Tibet und Buddhismus, ZEIT Magazin, Apple Magazin


Moni Kellermann is a self-taught photographer who was based in Hamburg, Germany, during the 1980s and 1990s. Her work specializes in rock music live photography and musician's portraits but also comprises black & white portraits of very diverse people of interest, such as actresses, writers, artists, Buddhist nuns or politicians.
As a regular of the Hamburg music scene, she covered hundreds of live shows from the first show at the Docks to the last show at the iconic Onkel Pö's and documented many first performances in Germany of artists who later would become famous, such as k.d. lang, Suzanne Vega, The Bangles or Chris Isaak. Her portraits are taken on location, with available light, without studio technology or artificial lighting or props.
Starting out with local newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, she went on to have her work printed in newspapers and music magazines across Germany and abroad.
Her vast archive is available for licensing and publication.

Contact & Inquiries

Looking for a portrait or live photo of a certain musician or artist? Feel free to ask :)