Christoph Sillem was born in Germany, graduated from Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich and has since contributed to several magazines in the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, Le Figaro, The Face, ID, Vogue Homme International, Le Monde Hermes, and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.
He lives and works in Paris, France.
„Generally close-ups, in front or low-angle views, [his photographs reveal] the photographer’s obsession with a culture of confinement, isolation and protection.“ Pauline Martine, ELSE magazine
„[Christoph Sillem’s] photographs, compellingly composed of beautiful skies and set-like, unpeopled structures, are all the more intriguing for the truth that, at first glance, they appear to mask. C’est bizarre.“ Catherine Gaffney, It’s Nice That