Born in Switzerland into a family with strong artistic influences, Joël von Allmen discovered his passion for photography at the age of 17 and decided to travel the world to sharpen his eye and his creativity.
He developed above all, his taste for contemporary art and quickly worked with a number of well known artists like Olivier Mosset, Ben, Christian Robert-Tissot, Felice Varini, Emmanuelle Antille, Natacha Lesueur…
Several years later he became a specialist in photographing high-end timepieces.
The most famous Swiss watch manufacturers like Breguet, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Zenith, Tag Heuer, Chopard and Longines have called on him for the design and realization of their advertising campaigns.
He has shot the portraits of their ambassadors: The actresses Uma Thurman and Gong Li, the opera singer Anna Netrebko, the formula one driver Lewis Hamilton, the golf champion Tiger Woods, the tennis player Maria Sharapova and others.