Christof Sage – the man VIPs trust
The man is a phenomenon: he photographs VIPs all over the world and is on first-name terms with the jet set. Always good-humoured and always with a quip at the ready, he can bring a smile to the face of even the most sober characters. His photos are just as joyful and carefree. Christof Sage, people photographer for over 35 years and successful publisher of “Feine Adressen” in Stuttgart, has captured many famous names in his camera lens: Sean Connery, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schroeder, Michael Schumacher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Prince Albert, Tom Jones, Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant and even Pope Benedict XVI.
He is present at many important international events and occasions: from the Oscar and Golden Globe award ceremonies in Los Angeles, company launches in more than 80 countries such as Japan, Brazil, China and India, trips with the German president or chancellor, international author presentations to private family celebrations with the ex-Daimler boss, Jürgen Schrempp. Christof Sage is a welcome guest and photographer wherever he goes. VIPs trust him. They know that a photo will never be published without their consent. There is no such thing as an unflattering shot, and even if there were, it would certainly not be printed.
“Even if the tabloids were to offer me a lot of money for a compromising photo, I wouldn’t entertain it”, remarks Christof Sage. That is his recipe for success, for discretion is his life insurance.
It is little wonder then that the who’s who of the business, society and political world meet up at his Sage‘s Business Media Night held every two years.
Christof Sage lives in Filderstadt near Stuttgart, is married and has one daughter.
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