Born in Düsseldorf Philipp Rathmer started in the business as an assistant for several well known photographers.
After 2 Years in New York, he established himself as a photographer in Hamburg in 1996.
His advertising clients beside others are Mercedes Benz, Schiesser, Garnier, Lufthansa Vodafone, Nivea, Sony and Wella.
In addition to his advertising and editorial work he photographed celebrities like Lady Gaga, Christoph Waltz, Juliette Lewis, Jogi Löw, Luciano Pavarotti, Daniel Brühl, Vanessa Mae, Jay-Z, Michael Schumacher and many more.
His charity work has included involvement in aid projects for the Hear the World Foundation and Dunkelziffer.