Erwin Olaf’s visually sophisticated and conceptually provocative style has been embraced by the advertising world. His worldwide campaigns for Diesel Jeans and Heineken won him the coveted Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival for Advertising. In 2010 Louis Vuitton commissioned Olaf for a portrait series in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. He also won numerous other international art and media prizes, such as Photographer of the Year in the International Colour Awards in 2006. In 2008 he received a Lucie Award from the United States of America for his achievements in photography. In 2011 he won the prestigious Dutch State price of the Arts, Johannes Vermeer Award. The jury selected him because of the high quality of his entire body of work.
Erwin Olaf has had numerous important group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including George Eastman House, Rochester, USA; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem; Kunsthalle, Winterthur, Switzerland and the Museum of the City of New York, New York. Solo exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Bilbao Art Centre, Bilbao, Spain; Groninger Museum, Groningen; MonteVideo, Amsterdam; Modern Art Gallery of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague; Photo Museum Antwerp, Antwerp; Institut Néerlandais, Paris; Domus Artium, Salamanca; Hermitage, Amsterdam; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. (via: erwinolaf.com)

Here are 10 Most Colorful Portraits By Erwin Olaf – Paradise Portraits. If you want to see the rest, don’t forget to visit his official website.

10 – Tabara By Erwin Olaf ©

Tabara

Tabara

09 – Nadia By Erwin Olaf

Nadia

Nadia

08 – Matt By Erwin Olaf

Colorful Portraits Matt

Matt

07 – Laurent By Erwin Olaf

Laurent

Laurent

06 – Gewnn By Erwin Olaf

Gwenn

Gwenn

05 – Franz By Erwin Olaf

Franz

Franz

04 – Eric By Erwin Olaf

Eric

Eric

03 – Edwin By Erwin Olaf

Edwin

Edwin

02 – Diana By Erwin Olaf

Diana

Diana

01 – Bernard By Erwin Olaf

Bernard

Bernard