Welcome to n8blau, the portfolio website of the german photographer Ralf Heppel.
Get an overview of my work.


Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by the foam of the days and the special hustle and bustle of the city: I still remember being pulled by my grandmother’s hand through the grey, noisy and brewery-smelling streets of my home town. At the time, this was much more frightening than fascinating for me.
Today I look for traces of these memories every now and then. I like to revive past impressions in my pictures. In this way, you might find a common thread from Hannover-Linden to Hanoi, via Berlin and Leipzig, Prague or Nicosia…
I prefer the rough edges in all cities. Dressed-up monuments only interest me when there is real life going on around them.

Life is not only Döner and Disco.

There is this longing for a fulfilled life – the search for a positive utopia.

I usually look for beauty in the banal, also in aging and decay.

In this portfolio you find my favorite pictures and my most important projects of the last 20 years: my projects .

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