Billy & Hells are actually two photographers: Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger.
They met in 1986, were in love with photography and started to work together
and made their first pictures in a studio in Munich. Inspired by the photos
of Diane Arbus, Irvin Penn and Richard Avedon, Billy & Hells started working
as two professional photographers in the field of fashion photography for
advertisement and magazines.
They developped their own Baryt-like technique now known as a Lithprint.
A combination of black and white and color slides and negatives emerges in
beautiful and special photos with reduced colors and intense effects.
People taken out of their everyday environments, depicted and documented in
diffuse light With no complicated camera angles is the formula for Billy & Hells
In 2000 they left for Berlin to live and work. A few years later, they started to
present their photos in collective exhibitions and solo shows in Berlin, Utrecht,
Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and other cities.