Ralph Larmann
Alpha Universe

Ralph Larmann

Germany

For me it's all about making the magic of a moment in my photography alive.

Ralph Larmann describes himself as a performance photographer. Born in 1963, Larmann studied drums with focus on popular music at the Rotterdam Conservatorium. He played as a drummer in bands before he turned towards photography and journalism. Since the end of the 80’s he has captured countless concerts, celebrities, performances, architecture, events and many kinds of productions to create fascinating images in complex photo documentations on national and international stages. In addition to his coffee-table-books STAGE DESIGN and STAGE DESIGN EMOTIONS, Ralph plays a key role in more than 20 illustrated books as a photographer, but also as a responsible producer. After the photo documentation for the official photo book “U2 360° - FROM THE GROUND UP” in 2009 and 2011 for the 360° world tour of the Irish band U2, Larmann also photographed the ROCK OR BUST world tour in 2015 for the band AC/DC in Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The first official photo book of the band AC/DC with Larmann’s photography entitled AC/DC ROCK OR BUST was released internationally in November 2017. Angus Young wrote into the book: “PERFORMING IN AC/DC IS MY LIFE'S BLOOD. THIS BOOK IS A WINDOW INTO THAT LIFE.”His latest works include the tour and live performances Ed Sheeran DIVIDE, Justin Timberlake MAN OF THE WOODS, Jason Derulo 2 SIDES, PUR & FRIENDS 2017, GAME OF THRONES Live Concert Experience, Michelangelo GIUDIZIO UNIVERSALE ROME, Imagine Dragons EVOLVE, BMW Four Cylinders Munich THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC, The Ehrlich Brothers FAZINATION, MAYDAY 2018, EUROVISION SONG CONTEST LISBON 2018, PAROOKAVILLE 2017, Metallica WORLD WIRED, LOUVRE MUSEUM ABU DHABI GRAND OPENING, Robbie Williams THE HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW, The Weeknd STARBOY, LIGHT UP DUBAI 2018, Depeche Mode GLOBAL SPIRIT, Green Day REVOLUTION RADIO, U2 JOSHUA TREE and iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE, Drake THE BOY MEETS WORLD TOUR, ELBPHILHARMONIE Hamburg GRAND OPENING, Bruno Mars XXIV, Aerosmith AERO VEDERCHI BABY, Red Hot Chili Peppers THE GETAWAY, Adele 25 and the opera CARMEN at the Bregenz Festival.

Ambassador's cameras and lenses

ILCE-7RM3

α7R III 35mm full-frame camera with autofocus

ILCE-7RM3

ILCE-9

α9 full frame mirrorless camera with stacked CMOS sensor

ILCE-9

DSC-RX10M4

RX10 IV with 0.03s. AF/25x optical zoom

DSC-RX10M4

SEL2470GM

FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

SEL2470GM

SEL70200GM

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL70200GM

SEL100400GM

FE 100-400mm G Master super-telephoto zoom lens

SEL100400GM

SEL24105G

FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens

SEL24105G

SEL1224G

FE 12-24mm F4 G

SEL1224G

SEL1635Z

Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

SEL1635Z

SEL24240

FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

SEL24240

SEL70300G

FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

SEL70300G

SEL14TC

1.4x Teleconverter Lens

SEL14TC

SEL20TC

2x Teleconverter Lens

SEL20TC

VG-C3EM

Vertical Grip for α9, α7R III, α7 III

VG-C3EM

HVL-F60RM

High speed-flash

HVL-F60RM