Curriculum Vitae


  • Degree in business management at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
  • Owner and founder of Photographica since 1993
  • Auctioneer since 2007
  • Member of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographica e.V. [German society for photographica] and production assistant of Mc. Keowns Price Guide to Antique and classic Cameras
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Auctionata Expert | Frankfurter str. 1a
63225 Langen

We would like to introduce you to Christoph Stemmer, Auctionata expert in Leica as well as Photo Technology, Lenses and Camera Accessories 19th and 20th century.

Triggered by the inheritance of an extensive collection of cameras, Mr. Stemmer started to collect cameras and lenses at the age of 15. He stopped collecting when he founded the company Photographica in 1993, in order to make it his profession. He has more than 30 years of experience in the diverse business relating to Photographica, and has personal contact with trade fairs, collectors, traders from Asia with the specialist area of China and Japan to Russia, all of Europe to the United States.

His specialist areas are German and European camera systems, lenses and their specific accessories. Focal points are the brands Leica, Rolleiflex, Voigtländer and Zeiss. But he is also familiar with small companies and brands such as Indra, Angenieux, Futura, Bolta, Alpa and many more. Through his contacts with special collectors and museums, he is able to quickly gain access to rare, detailed knowledge or information that was never published.

His role as a trader has enabled him to participate in several world record prizes in the areas of Leica lens, Leica advertising, Leica copy and Rolleiflex, in the last five years.

Christoph Stemmer lives and works in Langen.