Christian Weber is an internationally exhibited director, photographer and director of photography (DP) who is consistently recognized for challenging a conventional interpretation of beauty. His films and photographs have won numerous awards, in 2019 Christian received an Emmy for “Dream Crazy” which he created alongside Lance Acord and Emmanuel Lubezki. The Musee d’art Moderne in Luxembourg has featured Christian’s film “Man on Fire” and his short titled “Candor” has been on install at the Museum of Modern Art in Spain. His photographs have appeared in such publications as Vogue, Life, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar and Newsweek. His short film “Werewolf Heart” was the Official Selection in performance festivals in nine countries, and it won awards in three cities including Berlin, Santiago, and Mexico City.
Between his film and photographic work, Weber has been commissioned to create visuals in collaboration with many influential figures including Rick Rubin, 50 Cent, The Black Keys, Ussain Bolt, Kate Bosworth, Steve Buscemi, Dick Cavett, Landon Donovan, Jesse Eisenberg, Edie Falco, Josep Guardiola, Michael C. Hall, Anna Kendrick, John Kerry, Wiz Khalifa, Karl Lagerfeld, Sir Ian McKellan, Joe Manganiello, Seth Meyers, Frank Ocean, Manny Pacquiao, Rick Ross, Kelly Slater, Michael K. Williams, Miguel and Nas. Weber has also been commissioned to create global campaigns for a host of diverse clients. His clients include brands such as Audi, Bottega Veneta, Nike, BMW, HSBC, GE, Hennessy, HP, IBM, Levi’s, Showtime, Sony, VW and Xbox to name a few.
Weber has also published several monographs. The first, “Blackline,” in 2009 featured haunting landscapes left in the wake of the Corral, Latigo, and Las Flores Canyon fires of October 2007. This was followed in 2011 and 2012 respectively by Weber’s “Selected Works” Volumes 1 and 2, monographic surveys of his diverse and recent output encompassing portraits, abstractions, landscapes and more. In 2014 he published “Explosions” with german publisher Kerber Verlag his first hardcover monograph in 5 years. This books narrows in on Weber’s recent “Explosion” works, gorgeous photos, with great detail of various pyrotechnic happenings, visually reminiscent of color field paintings in the vein of Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko or Franz Kline. "Chaos Leads Our Order", Weber's fifth monograph, will release in March of 2016.
2018 Christian Weber, Just Like You Imagined, Ann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Christian Weber, Explosions, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Christian Weber, Since the Millennium, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
2012 Brucennial 2012, Biggerrer, Harderrer, Fasterrer, Betterrer, group exhibition, New York
2012 New York Fashion Film Festival, screening, SVA Theatre, New York
2011 A Study of Explosions, solo exhibition, WK Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 The Creators Project, group exhibition, 798 Space, Beijing, China
2010 T Minus 20, group exhibition, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York
2010 Decoding and Deconstructing a Time Capsule, MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
2008 Auditorium Editions, group exhibition, National Arts Club, New York
2008 Things Are Strange, group exhibition, New Century Artist, New York
2008 For Art's Sake, group exhibition, Openhouse Gallery, New York
2008 Resurrection, group exhibition, National Arts Club, New York
2004 Masterminds, group exhibition, Kobe Museum, Kobe, Japan
2000 The Element of Beauty, group exhibition, Space Gallery, New York
1994 A Collective, group exhibition, McCrae Gallery, Orlando, Florida
1993 Temples, solo exhibition, McCrae Gallery, Orlando, Florida
1993 Forces, group exhibition, Seminole Gallery, Orlando, Florida
1993 Eitharong Artist, featuring Tony Eitharong, Robert Rauschenberg, Christian Weber, group exhibition, Tony Eitharong Gallery, Orlando, Florida
1991 Now, group exhibition, Southeast Museum of Photography, Tampa, FL
Chaos Leads Our Order, In House, 2016
Explosions, USA: Kerber Verlag, 2013
Selected Works, Volume 2, In House, 2012
Selected Works, Volume 1, In House, 2012
Blackline, USA: Auditorium Editions, 2009
Variety, USA, March 2018
GQ, Conde Nast Publications, USA, April 2018
GQ Style, Conde Nast Publications, USA, December 2016
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, February 2015.
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, November 2014.
Wired Magazine, Conde Nast Publications, USA, November 2013, USA.
Wired Magazine, Conde Nast Publications, USA, January 2013 USA.
Shots Magazine, Insight Media, UK, June 2013
GQ, Conde Nast Publications, USA, February 2013.
GQ, Conde Nast Publications, USA, December 2012.
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, November 2012.
Bottega Veneta (Hardcover), Rizzoli, 2012.
FT Weekend Magazine, UK, Financial Times, February 18/19 2012.
SPIN, USA, May 2011.
AdBusters UK, Adbusters Media Foundation, USA, May 2011.
FT Weekend Magazine, UK, Financial Times, February 18/19 2012.
Marie Claire, Hearst Publications, USA, December 2011.
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, December 2011.
GQ, Conde Nast Publications, USA, October 2011.
New York Magazine, USA, September 2011.
Wired Magazine, Conde Nast Publications, USA, February 2011, USA.
New Scientist, UK, February 2011.
New York Magazine, USA, January 2011.
New York Magazine, USA, December 2010.
New York Magazine, USA, November 2010.
A5 Magazine, The Sin Issue, A5, Israel, 2010.
Communication Arts, Photo Annual, USA, 2010.
Brand eins, Germany, September 2010.
Qompendium, Germany, October 2009.
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, October 2009.
Details, Conde Nast Publications USA, April 2009.
Details, Conde Nast Publications, USA, March 2009.
Esquire, January 2009, USA; Hearst Publications, 2009.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, June 2007.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, May 2007.
Esquire, Hearst Publications, USA, March 2007.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, January 2007.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, November 2006.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, October 2006.
The Walrus, vol. 2 issue 10, Canada, 2006.
AdBusters, #62 volume 13 number 6, Adbusters Media Foundation, USA, 2005.
Communication Arts, Photo Annual, USA, 2005.
Fotorelief, published for charity, USA, 2005.
Graphis, USA, 2005.
Life, Time Inc, USA, August 2005.
British GQ, Conde Nast, Great Britain, March 2004.
GQ South Africa, Conde Nast, South Africa, April-May 2004.
Archive, vol. 2, Lurzer’s Int’l Archive, Austria, 2004.
Harpers Bazaar Russia, Independent Media, Russia, June 2003.
Harpers Bazaar Russia, Independent Media, Russia, March 2003.
Cousteau, Jean-Michel. Water Culture, Trolley Ltd., Great Britian, 2003.
Details, Fairchild Publications, USA, September 2002.
Interview, The Estate of Andy Warhol, USA, June 2002.
Rank-Art, Rankin Publications, Great Britain, 2002.
Rank-Being, Rankin Publications, Great Britain, 2002.
New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Company, USA, November 2001.
French Photo, France, January 2000.
Masterminds of Mode. H20 Company Ltd, Japan, 2000.
Harpers Bazaar Italian, Hearst, Italy, September 1999.
Harpers Bazaar Italian, Hearst, Italy, November 1999.
Dazed and Confused, Rankin Publications, Great Britain, August 1999.
Lovatt-Smith, Lisa and Remy, Patrick. Fashion Images DeMode 3. Gottingen: Steidl/Schwab, 1997.
Self Care, 5:47, Mac Miller Music Video, 2018
Candor, 3:45, CW Studios, 2013
Somatic, 9:09, Music Video, Nine Inch Nails, 2009.
The View from Here
(for Christian Weber)
Poem by John Yau
I am a superior spirit
Lacking all common sense
I chime against the sky
I slip into the distance
I devour everything I touch
I throw away my troubles
I show no mercy
I surprise my own existence
My tentacles reach out
Cinders enchanting and hypnotic
I stretch in all directions
I blossom in air
Animal yawning at the end of an orgasm
I am not the apple of your eye
I prefer to dance alone
Do you like the way I surrender
Do you like the way my mouth eats itself
Do you like how I disappear
Into the future’s black mirror
I am a ghost consumed by its ghost
I am an orphan
I hug everyone, but no one hugs me
The chapters recording my existence
I have written in smoke