Oliver Tjaden, born 1972 was raised in Bremen. Today he is based in Düsseldorf and works as a freelens photographer. The focus of his works is on portrait and industrial photography as well as photo journalism. Currently he works for German and international magazines as well as for companies and advertising agencies. Over the years he has developed a special interest in maritime topics. Since 2000 Tjaden is member of the photo agency LAIF in Cologne.