Hamburg-based photographer Jan Riephoff has a long and impressive track record: actors, dandies, divas, politicians, musicians, gauchos, fashion victims, and more – any player of the universal human comedy is welcome before his lens. These are not your humble portraits – Riephoff creates sumptuous, luxurious tableaux; his is the “Mise-en-Scène” in an old, masterly sense. Subtle light sculpturer and baroque bon vivant, the soft spoken Riephoff engages with gentle manners and an impeccable sense for lighting, frame, and detail. The scenes he creates are amazing in their richness and reveal hidden sides of his subjects. Riephoff always expects the unexpected.