Johann’s background includes over a decade in the military and fifteen years as a professional diver, but throughout his diverse career he always continued to develop as a photographer. Ten years ago he finally decided to go professional.

Since then he worked in Austria, Croatia and Scotland shooting marine life and sunken shipwrecks for editorial and commercial clients. During several years living in Bulgaria he added photojournalism and documentary photography to his set of skills, he travelled throughout the Balkans, in Turkey and the Caucasus to take pictures for newspapers, magazines and commercial clients.

Johann is now based in Sofia, Bulgaria where he works as a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer.

You can reach Johann at:

(p): +359 876 280 950

(e): johann [at] jb-photography [dot] org

Johann Brandstätter
Shooting in northern Kosovo, August 2011



Clients include major newspapers, sports and travel magazines, news websites and news agencies. My work is also used by marketing agencies and appeared in trade publications, books and adverts.

My images appeared in:

  • The Guardian UK)
  • The Observer (UK)
  • The Telegraph (UK)
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)
  • Daily Mail (UK)
  • Mail on Sunday (UK)
  • Huffington Post (USA)
  • Open Democracy (UK)
  • IFEX (int.)
  • E15.cz/Zpravy (Czech Republic)
  • aol.on News (USA)
  • Trud (Bulgaria)
  • Plus 7 Dni (Slovakia)
  • Salzburger Nachrichten (Austria)
  • Kronen Zeitung (Austria)
  • OÖN (Austria)
  • Kurier (Austria)
  • TaucherNews (Germany)
  • Tauchen (Germany)
  • Unterwasser (Germany)
  • as well as in books, trade publications and advertisements.



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