hanspeter schneider was born in zürich. he started to take photographs at an early age and held his first exhibition of photographs and paintings when he was 16. after training as a graphic designer, he worked as an art director for various advertising agencies in england, switzerland, germany and france.
since 1983 he works as a photographer / director.

editorial: vogue, GQ, vogue homme, elle, marie claire, details, rolling stone, stern, condé nast traveller...

books: 1981: sinnbilder 1995: unplugged / u.baer books 1995: backstreet of desire / benteli 2004: vila mimosa / dazed books 2004: the last sideshow / dazed books 2013: mama / kehrer art books...

exhibitions: 1991: festival de la mode / barcelona - unplugged 1993 : DOG / kobe / japan - unplugged 1994: hohenthal & bergen / köln - portraits 1994: hohenthal & bergen / münchen - backstreet of desire, 1994: parco gallery / tokio - backstreet of desire 1998: fashion gallery / london - new york dolls 1999: the Art of photographie / london - new york dolls 1999: fashion act / london – fashion 1999: picto / paris - new york dolls 1999: picto / cape town - new york dolls 2002: art fashion / new york – fashion 2002: pin up / paris -publishedunpublished 2002: condé nast traveller, five years – a celebration / london 2013: adc gallery / zuerich - mama / 2014: polyester gallery / amsterdam / shocked & amazed 2019: photoSchweiz - the 100 best of hanspeter schneider - you should see me in my crown - 2022: angel photo auction / LA

awards: prix „kodak vogue“ de la photo de mode

advertising: lancaster, guerlain, givenchy, yves saint laurent, daniel hechter, max mara, boucheron, dockers, sisley, sloggi, etam, fila, puma, new look, john lewis, bally, l'oreal, wella, schwarzkopf, bacardi, next, kronenbourg, fosters, renault, pommery, moet & chandon, swisscom, panasonic, casio, grand casino baden, kitkat, hansgrohe, stihl, virgin mobile, manor, westfield, credit suisse, diageo, airport zuerich, channel 4, coca-cola, parisienne, circus knie ...

celebrities: temptations, the four tops, queen latifah, ibrahim ferrer, john galiano, valentino, ungaro, tom ford, romeo gigli, paul smith, carlos miele, cerutti, lambert wilson, christopher reeve, peter coyote, helen mirren, rupert everett, iris berben, emilia schüle.....
"when he is shooting, he brings true, hardcore reality out of all of us. his pictures are emotional, really clever, beautiful, insightful, thoughtful, very very cool."
ben cook

"to work with hp is a dream."
jo levin

"hanspeter doesn‘t just bring out a person‘s personality. he speeds them up, he makes them fly."
stephan meyer

"in a business full of big-heads and big-asses, it‘s seldom to find somebody with a big heart like hp."
tom jacobi

"it‘s real, it provokes a reaction - hanspeter‘s photograph‘s always do. he is a leading european fashion photographer."

"his pictures are real and authentic."
allen porter