In Björn Göttlicher (Jahrgang 1972) paart sich die Gelassenheit des Spaniers mit der Zuverlässigkeit des Deutschen und dem Durchsetzungsvermögen des Finnen. Als Vater von zwei Kindern und passionierter Mützenträger ist der Autor von zahlreichen Büchern im Umgang mit seinen Makeln ebenso humorvoll wie beim Umsetzen von Bildern in Social-Media-Postings. Nach dem Buch „Fotografieren auf Mallorca“ erscheint gerade „Barcelona Eiskalt“, sein erster Thriller im Rahmen einer Crowdfunding-Kampagne.

Björn Göttlicher (born 1972) combines the composure of the Spaniard with the reliability of the German and the assertiveness of the Finn. As a father of two and a passionate cap wearer, the author of numerous books is as humorous in dealing with his flaws as he is in turning images into social media postings. Following the book „Photographing on Mallorca,“ „Barcelona Eiskalt,“ his first thriller, is currently being published as part of a crowdfunding campaign.

Björn’s short bio

Björn Göttlicher, born in 1972 in Bamberg, Germany, is a passionate photographer and author in the fields of travel photography, reporting, and multimedia storytelling. He studied photography in Dortmund, Paris, and Barcelona and graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund with a degree in Photo Design. He has published numerous coffee table books and also works for international publishing houses. His pictures have been shown in magazines such as „Der Spiegel“. Storytelling with photo and video characterizes his way of doing social media marketing. He is author of the popular books „Fotografieren wie ein Profi“ and „Fotografieren auf Mallorca„. His recent precept is „A doubting photographer“ about ethics in photojournalism. Björn is picture editor and member of Riffreporter, an Award winning online journalism collective. For the project „Das Sterben des Vaters“ („The Dying of the Father“), in which he accompanied his father on his last journey through life with his camera, he received the VG Bildkunst sponsorship award.


Driven by great curiosity Björn explores and tries to understand conditions of human life in general, documenting for years the Spanish society. In his honest way of storytelling he puts the individual first and center in order to understand the connections to society. Reoccurring themes in his broad portfolio are pop culture, social conditioning, and moral dilemmas in times of crisis.


Björn has worked as a freelance photographer for more than 20 years. Having started as an architecture photographer after graduation (Dipl. Des. FH Dortmund and Bellas Artes Barcelona) he focuses now on editorial photography with a special emphasis on documentary and portrait photography. He travels frequently and is inspired by people. His latest passion is creativity, writing and entrepreneurship. You can follow him on Instagram.