Bettina Lewin was born in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. Her cousin remembers that at the age of nine, Bettina was determined to become a photographer. After graduating high school she left for Barcelona, where she started working as a photographer for the independent magazine, V.O. Next she produced a campaign for a Spanish fashion chain using only four rolls of film and one lens...with the art director on set almost having a nervous breakdown. The work was a huge success and was published throughout Spain. Nearly three years later, Bettina moved to Hamburg where she assisted for another three years. She then began working as a beauty editor for twelve years, never fully relinquishing her deep love of photography. In 1998 she established LEWIN, a made-to-measure clothing and accessories company with her husband Thorsten. In 2001, she began working again as a full-time photographer. She divides her time between Hamburg and New York City. 


1991 - Dinge, Hall of Fame, Hamburg

1995 - Salted Paper, Schmuck-Galerie Sebastian Schollmayer, Hamburg

2001 - Color Box, Hamburg

2005 - 05 Fotografen, Mount Ray Studios, Hamburg

2009 - Jäger & Sammler, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

2012 - The World is a Fine Place, The Conran Shop, New York 

2012 - Auktion & Aktion, Deichtorhallen

2013 - Fourth Benefit Photography Auction, The Humane Society of New York

2016 - By The Sea, Offizine, Garding

2017 -, New York

2017 - Überall, Rasselmania, Hildesheim

2018 - Observatory, Friday-Rewind, Hamburg

2018 - Taylor Wessing #02 Galerie Holthoff Mokross, Hamburg

2018 - Silent Auction for Made auf Veddel by Sibilla Pavenstedt, Hamburg





  • Amica
  • Anthropologie
  • Bulova
  • Condé Nast Traveller U.K.
  • Daniel Hechter
  • Elle
  • Esquire
  • Four Seasons Magazine
  • Fresh
  • Gala
  • The Knot
  • Kult Magazin
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Oriflame
  • Peruvian Connection
  • Porter
  • Town & Country
  • Trunk
  • Villeroy & Boch
  • Wempe