Max Kellenberger is a self-trained artist, working with a variety of techniques and processes, most recently photogravure and cyanotype. In 2012, he published the photogravure portfolio Feld und Flur (Field and Meadow), a cased edition of 10 prints inspired by German Romanticism.
Born in a small town in Central Switzerland, Kellenberger’s work has been shown and published internationally including the exhibit of the Polaroid Collection in the Nikon Gallery in Zürich, Switzerland and a solo exhibition at the Galerie Kunsthäuschen in Herrliberg, Switzerland. He was a recipient of the 20x24 Camera Grant from Polaroid and the winner of the Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshop as well as a Professional Photographers Award from Santa Fe Workshops. His photographs are in numerous private collections, Graham Nash, Joaquim Paiva and major collections such as the Polaroid Collection.
At an early age he showed a great interest in photography, starting by developing his film in his mothers closet. Upon receiving an East German SLR camera for his 13th birthday Kellenberger’s passion for photography was cemented. After graduation from High School he took a position at an advertising agency all the while continuing to photograph for the newspaper. In 1980 he opened his own studio specializing in advertising and fashion. After his move to San Francisco in 1992 fine art photography became his main focus.