Portrait photo © Louis Headlam, 2021

I'm Severin.

I'm an editor and strategist.

In 2017 I started co–matter, a brand consultancy for creative strategy and collaboration.

I'm a founding member of Techfestival, a Copenhagen based think tank and festival about humane technology.

I was part of EyeEm's early team and helped build its global community of 22 million photographers.

My interest in the intersection of culture, communities and technology started when I was Lomography's managing editor from 2004 to 2010. I was lucky to be part of a small team that built a global brand around analog photography and lifestyle. While doing that I studied philosophy in Vienna and Paris.

I live in Berlin. I enjoy cycling, sleeping and reading the newspaper on Sunday mornings.

Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Throughout my career I've worked with Apple, Google, Samsung, Colette, Adobe, Native Instruments, Capture One, Volkswagen Group, The Hoxton, SPACE10, TED, Der Spiegel, ZEIT Online, The Huffington Post, Quartz, Leica, Canon, The Photographers' Gallery, ASOS, C/O Berlin, The Boston Consulting Group, Motorola, LG, Huawei, Erste Group, Eventbrite, Airbnb, Mercedes-Benz, Saatchi Art, Getty Images, VII Agency, ICP International Center of Photography New York, Tokyo Institute of Photography, Creative Live, School of Visual Arts, Northumbria University, HUGE Inc & other friendly organisations.

Web3 Community Strategy (ProteinDAO, 2022)

In Conversation with Diana Kunst (Ciclope Festival, 2021)
An Introduction to Post-Social Media (STPLN Post-Social Media Club, 2021)
The Creator Economy, Knowledge Workers and New Platforms (w/ Nikita Walia, 2021)

The Age of Post-Social Media (kyu Collective, 2020)
The Future of Digital Communities (Digital Social Summit, 2020)
Communities as Platforms (Adobe UX Insights, 2020)
In Conversation with Pia Mancini (IAM Weekend, 2020)

Welcome to the World Wide Web (SPACE10, 2019)
In Conversation with Linda Liukas (Techfestival, 2019)
The Future of the Social Web (The Conference, 2019)
New Strategies to Make People Care (Webdagarna, 2019),
A Brand Strategists' Guide to Working With Communities (The Future Laboratory Retail Futures Forum, 2019)
What is Platform And Why Should You Care? (Lisbon Investment Summit, 2019)
Post-Social Media and the Future of Communities (Creative Days Vienna, 2019)
How to Grow a Community Around Your Brand (Web Summit, 2019)

In conversation with David LaChapelle (Ciclope Festival, 2018)
How to Not F*ck Up Your Community (The Family, 2018)
Entering the Post-Social Media Age (Social Service Club, 2018)
In Conversation with Claire L. Evans (Techfestival, 2018)
The Open Source Citizen (w/ Open Collective & Oscoin, 2018)
The State of Communities (IXDS, 2018)
The Future of Communities (Blackbox VC Annual Summit, 2018)
The State of Communities (SPACE10, 2018)
Creating Sustainable Communities (Leuphana University, 2018)
You Are Unsubscribed: Designing Utopian Communities for 2025 (IAM Weekend, 2018)
The Future of Decentralization: How Do We Not Screw It Up? (Blockstack Berlin, 2018)
An Introduction to Community Strategy (Hyper Island, 2018)
The State of Communities (Protein, 2018)

Community Strategies in Music (w/ Davide Bortot, 2017)
How Visual Communication Creates a Brand (w/ Susanne Bransch, 2017)

How AI Changes Photography (Huge Inc, 2016)
AI-based Image Curation (LVMH, 2016)
The Future of Visual Storytelling (International Center of Photography, 2016)
Filtering the Future (European Month of Photography, 2016)
The Challenge of Crowdsourcing (CEPIC, 2016)
Prypyat Mon Amour, In Conversation w/ Alina Rudya (Kanya Berlin, 2016)

The Future of Photography (DMLA, 2015)
Connect. Grow. Inspire. (Berlin Music Week, 2013)
Beyond Pixels (Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, 2013)
Open Lecture w/ Franco Pagetti & Anton Kusters (Berlin Workshop, 2013)
Building a Photo Community (Tech Open Air, 2012)

The Future of Community (Design Calendar, 2020)
The State of Community (TCO Lab Future of Community Report, 2020)
The State of Community (Tech.eu, 2019)
Quo Vadis, Photography? (Leica Fotografie International, 2015)
EyeEm and VII Photo team up for Untold Stories (British Journal of Photography, 2015)
Instagram is No Longer the Best App for Aspiring Photographers (Quartz, 2015)
How to Create Great Mobile Photography (This Week in Photo, 2014)

David LaChapelle on Solitude (i-D Magazine, 2017)
David Uzochukwu on Photographing FKA Twigs (i-D Magazine, 2017)
Sam Cannon on Creating GIFs as Art (i-D Magazine, 2016)
Sebastião Salgado’s Advice For Young Photographers Today (The Phoblographer, 2016)

Future London (theprintspace London, 2015)
The EyeEm World Tour Exhibition (Photoville NYC, 2015)
The EyeEm World Tour Exhibition (Art Basel Miami, 2014)
The EyeEm World Tour Exhibition (Tokyo Institute of Photography, 2014)
The EyeEm World Tour Exhibition (Roppongi Hills, 2014)
The EyeEm World Tour Exhibition (Paris Photo, 2014)
Bye Bye Mitte (C/O Berlin, 2013)
The Press (Format Festival, 2013)
City 2.0 (TedXBerlin, 2013)
Nordic Light (Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, 2013)

Conferences & Gatherings
Togetherness in Times of Crises (2020)
ClassroomX (Web Summit, 2019)
The Podcast Studio (Tech Open Air, 2019)
The Podcast Studio (Slush, 2019)
The Community Leadership Summit #3: The Power of Movements (Techfestival, 2019)
The Community Leadership Summit #2: Building Communities in the Post-Social Media Age (Blueyard Capital, 2019)
The Community Leadership Summit #1 (Techfestival, 2018)
Stack Zero: An Unconference about Decentralization (Blockchain Week Berlin, 2018)
Community Leadership Drinks (Slush, 2018)
The Dead Positive Society: Talks about Decentralization (2018)
Beato Art & Social Club (Web Summit, 2017)
The EyeEm X Creative Live School of Photography (2016)
The EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards (Berlin, 2016)
The EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards (NYC, 2015)
Photo Hack Day #4: Hacking the future of photography (Berlin, 2015)
The EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards (Berlin, 2014)
Photo Hack Day #3: Hacking the Future of Photography (Berlin, 2014)
Photo Hack Day #2: Hacking the Future of Photography (Berlin, 2013)
Photo Hack Day #1: Hacking the Future of Photography (Berlin, 2012)

Post-Social Media Report (2020)
VC Platform Guide (2019)
The State of Communities Report (2018)
The 10 Prophecies of the Analogue Future (2011)
Lomography City Guide Berlin (2011)
The LomoWorldMap (Photokina, 2010)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lomography (2010)
Lomography City Guide Hong Kong (2010)
Dianalogues: Through a Woman's Lens (w/ colette Paris, 2009)
Lomography City Guide London (2009)
The Big Lomo LC-A Book (2008)
Lomography City Guide Vienna (2008)
Holga: Life Through a Plastic Lens (2006)
LomoKikuyu: It's Good to See (again) (2005)