He & Me
Two lenses see more than one.
That’s why Yona Heckl and Tom Mennemann are a team: they can producephotographs more efficiently from different perspectives and withexcellent quality. Of course, to do so they have to match perfectly.Before joining forces, He&Me worked as an assistant team, exploring theirown styles until officially joining together in 2011 to work as He & Me(drawn from their last names: HEckl & MEnnemann).
So this is He: Yona Heckl from Heidelberg, Germany, born in 1977. Aftersuccessfully finishing the photography schools in Stuttgart and Munich, heworked as an assistant for several internationally acclaimed and respectedphotographers from around the world, until founding the company with Tom.
And Me: Tom Mennemann from Hagen, born in 1976, same country as He, withthe same education, while a different school in Stuttgart.
These days their haven is Hamburg where they both live with their wivesand each of their two children. From that base they conquer the world inpictures: Germany, Europe, the US, South Africa, Asia and wherever elsetheir cameras lead them.
A combination of the right feel for composition, technical knowledge (thatGermans are rightly famous for), and the creativity to explore innovativetechniques, assured them a firm spot in the world of car photography. Theycapture the beauty of industrial design in its everyday environment,shaping extraordinary situations that lure the viewer to linger. Theirexpertise extends through the arena of automobiles, into fashion andlifestyle bringing their extra touch of excellence that leads them to newchallenges reinventing He & Me over and over again.
Yona and Tom do not see this special spirit only between them, but also intheir assistants, art directors, producers, post-producers, models,stylists, and clients. They believe that a solid team leads to perfectresults, and their continued success has proven them right. This bottledmagic has attracted prizes for their work like the ADC Germany Award, theCannes Lion, the ADC Global Award and the New York Festival Award.
But most importantly, their satisfied clients are the proof of theirwork’s excellence.
Audi, Audi Magazin, Alpina, BMW, BMW Magazin, Scion USA, Smart, MercedesBenz, Ramp Magazin, Lexus USA, Bose, Transitions Optical, Volkswagen USA,Volkswagen Russia,, Volkswagen China, Volkswagen Germany, Seat, Skoda,Honda, Süddeutsche Zeitung, MiniAgencies:Philipp und Keuntje Hamburg, JvM Hamburg, LLR Hamburg, Grabarz & PartnerHamburg, DDB Hamburg, MAB Berlin, DDB Berlin, DDB Moskau, Deutsch LosAngeles, Huge New York, Team One Los Angeles, Bose Boston, Lola Barcelona,Atletico International Barcelona, BBDO Berlin, Shanghai Berlin / ausBerlin, DDB Beijing , Heye München, Serviceplan Hamburg, Hillert & Co.München, Scholz & Friends Hamburg, Scholz & Friends Berlin, Leagas DelaneyPrag, Leagas Delaney Hamburg, Arnold Worldwide New York, Loved Hamburg