About the artist

„He has now worked for me since 1995 as my personal photographer when I visit Europe. Not only is he an excellent photographer he also has wonderful people skills. My associates have always commented on the great job he does.“ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ferdinand Krainer and Arnold Schwarzenegger have known each other since 1986. Krainer lived from 1992 through 1995 in den USA, where he worked as a photographer in Los Angeles. For more than 30 years Krainer is now taking pictures at the side of his friend Arnold even in private moments and of the stars surrounding the icon and former Governor.

Besides extraordinary pictions of celebrities Ferdinand Krainer is attracting people interested in (photographic-) art by showing more and more abstract moody images combined with different real subjects.

His digital edited photographs reveal impressively on one hand the charisma of the “Hollywood- Superstars” and on the other hand they show floating imaginings in a fascinating detached world of Hollywood.

Arnold Schwarzenegger often underlines his passion for Krainers artwork, when he even visits his exhibitions frequently.


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signing one of Krainers artworks in Graz-Austria

The international highlights Krainer accomplished by a number of exhibitions at the former emperors palace “Wiener Hofburg” in Vienna, The Casino of Saint Moritz (Switzerland) and at the FIBO in Essen (Germany).

The artist is living nearby the world´s oldest Zisterzienser monestary “Stift Rein” in Austria.