We are delighted to welcome ramp.pictures – agency for photo, moving images, and not lastly, representation – here on GoSee. It was founded by Michael Köckritz, Publisher and Chief Editor of car culture magazine ramp and men’s lifestyle magazine ramp.style. The original photographers are Matthias Mederer, Max Balázs, Kirill Kirsanov, SSSZphoto, and Fabrizio d’Aloisio. Antonietta Procopio, who worked as Chief Editor of the ramp media brands, is the head of operative management.
With ‘Porsche Unseen’, carmaker Porsche has finally opened its secret stash of design studies previously kept under lock and key. Michael Köckritz took imagining these dream cars to the next level with his own camera, enshrining his Unseen favorites for the first time in stories and real life situations for the ‘Seen’ project. Just because. For himself, for a short photography art book and, of course, for the latest Summer issue #22 of ramp.style.
Michael Köckritz : “The agency was founded with the desire to work with photographers and filmmakers to continuously develop new impulses for visual forms of narrative while setting standards above all in the area of visual storytelling for media and brand worlds. What’s most important is a fresh holistic perspective paired with ideas creatively brought to life in a stylistically confident aesthetic. Particularly when it comes to fulfilling brand requirements and realizing topics appealingly in contexts relevant to the target group.”
ramp.pictures also sees itself as a platform on which photographers are developed and nurtured with a laser focus. With photographic group projects and photo exhibitions, ramp.pictures promotes both a mutual exchange among photographers, filmmakers, artists and creatives, as well as a dialogue about visual worlds, visualities, film, and photography. This development program is designed for the long term with defined milestones and goals. As part of the annual ramp.pictures Awards, a qualified jury assesses and awards outstanding works by international photographers and filmmakers.
The media brands of ramp.space have also been setting standards for years with their visual worlds and visualizations. At ramp.pictures, a carefully curated selection of talented young photographers and filmmakers from a variety of fields cooperate closely with the best ramp photographers, the ramp editorial staff, and the global ramp creative network on interdisciplinary projects. The team decides on admitting new photographers together. New members usually receive a personal invitation, but applications are also welcome. GoSee : ramp-pictures.com
About – Michael Köckritz, born on 24 October, 1956, in Geislingen an der Steige, is a German media entrepreneur, journalist as well as brand and communications consultant. Köckritz first studied medicine, after which he went on to work as an author and photographer before becoming Co-Editor and Head of Marketing and Communications for lifestyle & car magazine Auto Focus. In 1995, he founded an agency for press and public relations with locations in Reutlingen and Stuttgart, which he began to expand with partners in 1998 into a full service agency for integrated brand communication. Together with Christian Gläsel, he founded Red Indians Publishing in 2007 (since 2017 ramp.space) and has since been the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ramp, the self-proclaimed car culture magazine.
For years, Michael Köckritz has repeatedly succeeded in setting eye-catching benchmarks built to last in the media and brand world. Inspired by bold ideas creatively brought to life, the numerous internationally award-winning works of Köckritz and his team are marked above all by a holistic and cinematic take on an ideal interplay of visual worlds and storytelling in target group-relevant contexts.