Artist of the month: Rafael Neff

Artist of the Month: Rafael Neff

Discover museum-quality, photographic art by Rafael Neff.
Find out more about the artist.



  S.T. 550 by Rafael Neff
S.T. 550
Rafael Neff
$ 119
  NFL90 by Rafael Neff
NFL90
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,490
  FNG22 by Rafael Neff
FNG22
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 1,199
  SWI 33 by Rafael Neff
SWI 33
Rafael Neff
from $ 1,149 to $ 2,290
  AFL 1000 by Rafael Neff
AFL 1000
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,390
  LAO 10 by Rafael Neff
LAO 10
Rafael Neff
from $ 1,499 to $ 2,390
  SPK 500 by Rafael Neff
SPK 500
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,490
  NFL88 by Rafael Neff
NFL88
Rafael Neff
$ 6,990
  FNG15 by Rafael Neff
FNG15
Rafael Neff
from $ 649 to $ 1,199





About Rafael Neff

Idly stand the cabana chairs in Rafael Neff’s photograph. They radiate a meditative charm. The renowned photo artist has captured the scene in a moment of tranquility, with no tourists, sunglasses, or colourful swimsuits in sight. Along the right side of the image the sun rises, casting a long shadow over the beach chairs in the cool sand. The calmness of the deserted beach is so relaxing, that you almost feel the breeze on your skin. Neff portrays the moment where summer comes to life and reveals all its contrasts, its exuberance and its harmony. The cabanas convey intimacy and familiarity, whereas the sea unfolds into an immeasurable expanse, stretching out into the horizon. The image carries an element of nostalgia, inviting you to dream and remember, but it is also an homage to the cultural treasures that are found in the beach towns along the North and Baltic Sea, which have been enjoyed by holidaymakers for 125 years.


Artist of the month: Rafael Neff


Neff masters characterizing the unfolding of space. In his scenes there is no human activity or other distracting elements. This allows the space to exhibit their profound calmness and unique character. With no distractions, the history of the space can come to the forefront and the small details that would usually go unnoticed are revealed. He masters capturing the beauty of space in his art, whether the motif be architecture, like an Opera House, or nature, like a beach. Looking at Neff's works is a meditative journey of new and surprising discoveries. His technical perfection as a photographic artist is impressive. He always carefully seeks the best angle for the camera and most beautiful lighting conditions, making his staging crisp and pristine. Nothing is left to chance, and yet everything appears completely natural.

Rafael Neff

Life goes on after these hard times! Going to the opera, meeting people in the library, seeing performances. Walking along the beach, and having that feeling when you know that something's special. Preserving these moments, capturing them in a work of art and celebrating them, every day - that's what my artworks are for!

Rafael Neff



In his long career as a photographic artist, Rafael Neff has taken on many different themes. In his series Operas he depicted stunning theatres and opera houses from all over the world. His perspective brings the architecture of these venues and their unique ornamentation closer to the viewer. This also applies to his series Libraries and Wine Cellar. In his series Beach he reveals the beauty of quiet beaches without any sunbathers. What all of his works have in common is their emphasis on the atmosphere of a space, which allows the viewer to travel to enchanting places with their imagination. That is Neff's trademark, and it has won him several awards and has inspired art collectors worldwide.

All works by Rafael Neff


  Teatro Bibiena by Rafael Neff
Teatro Bibiena
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Benediktinerabtei Ottobeuren by Rafael Neff
Benediktinerabtei Ottobeuren
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris by Rafael Neff
Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  NFL88 by Rafael Neff
NFL88
Rafael Neff
$ 6,990
  Teatro di San Carlo Napoli by Rafael Neff
Teatro di San Carlo Napoli
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Ovid, Napa Valley, USA by Rafael Neff
Ovid, Napa Valley, USA
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Chateau d`Yquem, Bordeaux, France by Rafael Neff
Chateau d`Yquem, Bordeaux, France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Theater in der Josefstadt Wien by Rafael Neff
Theater in der Josefstadt Wien
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Komische Oper Berlin by Rafael Neff
Komische Oper Berlin
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Stift Melk by Rafael Neff
Stift Melk
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  LOU2 by Rafael Neff
LOU2
Rafael Neff
from $ 749 to $ 1,799
  Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin by Rafael Neff
Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Distillerie Berta, Piemont, Italy by Rafael Neff
Distillerie Berta, Piemont, Italy
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Bayerische Staatsoper by Rafael Neff
Bayerische Staatsoper
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Benediktinerstift Admont by Rafael Neff
Benediktinerstift Admont
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 3,490
  Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris by Rafael Neff
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Volkstheater Wien by Rafael Neff
Volkstheater Wien
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Staatsoper Wien by Rafael Neff
Staatsoper Wien
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Staatstheater Wiesbaden by Rafael Neff
Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Nationalbibliothek Prag by Rafael Neff
Nationalbibliothek Prag
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Benediktinerabtei Metten by Rafael Neff
Benediktinerabtei Metten
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Rijksmuseum Library Amsterdam by Rafael Neff
Rijksmuseum Library Amsterdam
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Chateau Margaux, Bordeaux, France by Rafael Neff
Chateau Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  LAO 10 by Rafael Neff
LAO 10
Rafael Neff
from $ 1,499 to $ 2,390
  Royal Opera House London by Rafael Neff
Royal Opera House London
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Burgtheater Wien by Rafael Neff
Burgtheater Wien
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Augustiner Chorherrenstift St. Florian by Rafael Neff
Augustiner Chorherrenstift St. Florian
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, France by Rafael Neff
Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  SPK 500 by Rafael Neff
SPK 500
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,490
  Metropolitan Opera New York City by Rafael Neff
Metropolitan Opera New York City
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  SWI 33 by Rafael Neff
SWI 33
Rafael Neff
from $ 1,149 to $ 2,290
  Opernhaus Zürich by Rafael Neff
Opernhaus Zürich
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  FNG22 by Rafael Neff
FNG22
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 1,199
  AFL 1000 by Rafael Neff
AFL 1000
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,390
  NFL90 by Rafael Neff
NFL90
Rafael Neff
from $ 999 to $ 2,490
  Nationalbibliothek Wien by Rafael Neff
Nationalbibliothek Wien
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Marcesi Antinori, Tuscany, Italy by Rafael Neff
Marcesi Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
Rafael Neff
$ 599
  La Scala, Milan, Italy by Rafael Neff
La Scala, Milan, Italy
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Semperoper Dresden by Rafael Neff
Semperoper Dresden
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Benediktinerabtei Wiblingen by Rafael Neff
Benediktinerabtei Wiblingen
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia by Rafael Neff
Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190
  Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France by Rafael Neff
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Italy by Rafael Neff
Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Italy
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Chateau Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France by Rafael Neff
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 2,690
  Bibliothèque nationale de France by Rafael Neff
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Rafael Neff
from $ 599 to $ 7,190