Life means reflection and learning every day. The sense of life is to create values for that day, we will pass by. Whatever it is? Our own development and our legacy is memory, responsibility and heritage for future generations.
Christian von der Eltz was born 1961 in North Germany. The studio-education he completes in a leading advertising photo-studio in Munich. (APS 1981). A good time to learn a lot about  technical skills and studio-work flow. 1982 he was hired by the leading BMW Retail-Marketing-Agency, CHC, Munic. (CEO, Professor Dr. Wolf Dieter Herbst) The best Creative Director  he ever met in his life. Up today… !) He gave him the real professional education, rules, orientation and direction. He pushed him to study marketing communication/visual communication with diploma 1985. He  found and developed his talent and made all possible for his later life. After Prof. Dr. Wolf Dieter Herbst left BMW/CHC for healthy reasons, Christian von der Eltz changed to other leading 4A Advertising Agencies. Draft world wide, Mc Cann Erickson and Leo Burnett as a Consultant, Creative Director and Photographer. During this time he took the creative responsibility for a lot of international brand - companies and their strategic and creative product retail-launches. Totally 10 years he works and moves on this way in Europe and USA. (Peugeot, Yamaha, Dresdner Bank, Opel, Good Year, Agfa, Bundeswehr, Good Year, Fiat…and a lots more.
1992 Christian von der Eltz returned from a one year government creative project (tourism development) in Belize back to Germany. He became an independent freelancer, Creative Direction and Photography. (Portraits, Lifestyle, Fashion, Cars, Heavy Industry, Hotel, Food and Beverage…) He opened his first own Photo Studio and Atelier. He found CEA as a back up - Company. 2014: Christian von der Eltz relocated CEA to Hong Kong and  Shanghai. He opened another Studio and Atelier. He came deeply in touch with Asian culture, Chinese markets, traditions and Chinese Art. Christian von der Eltz became Guest Professor at the University for marketing-communication and the University College for Art and Design in Shanghai. (Visual communication and Bauhaus Photography … “The new watching…“)
2017: Christian von der Eltz creates  ART Matters as an small Gallery-concept for FineArt-Photography in down-town Shanghai. He shows exclusive and unique portrait exhibitions and Art-books in limited editions from own productions. (also Fashion and Food Art) He is available for creative work as a freelancer. Ask for more detailed information. Visit You can find him also at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.