Nikolas Koenig was born in Frankfurt,Germany, and studied photography at the
Academy for Photo Design in Munich. After moving to New York in 1995, he worked as a freelance assistant before going out on his own in 1998. He has since shot for numerous magazines, such as Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ and Wallpaper, and has been a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine for many years.
His commercial and advertising assignments have spanned from collaborations with
agencies such as Baron & Baron, Young & Rubicam, Lipman and Lloyd&Co to Annual reports and furniture catalogs.
He is also the main photographer of several hoteliers, such as Ian Schrager and Andre Balazs and has photographed many other boutique hotels and brands such as W, Andaz, Morgans Hotel Group, Gansevoort and Yotel.
Over the years he has photographed architecture and interiors of, and commissioned by, many well-known architects and designers, including Daniel Libeskind, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, David Rockwell, Annabelle Selldorf and Tom Kundig.
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