Stefan Dokoupil (born June 16, 1970 in Lower Austria, Austria) is an Austrian fashion and advertising photographer internationally known for his genuine workshop
series “Fashionweekend” throughout Europe (Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Paris and London).
Life: Before he set about to photograph, starting 1998 Stefan Dokoupil worked as a camera operator for various German film production companies and TV stations, such as Yellow Sunshine, Kabel 1, Pro 7, RTL, RTL2, ZDF and ARD. After the decline of „the Kirch empire“, his way of life led him back to Austria, where he operated for the Upper Austrian private television broadcaster LT1, Salzburg TV (now Servus TV) and the ORF as a cameraman. In 2006 he began to gain the necessary photographic expertise as an autodidact, two years after he went public with his first exhibition under the motto "The Seven Deadly Sins". In the same year, the internationally acclaimed art project "Clone Eve" was launched in cooperation with pencil drawer and naturalist John Wieser. Since 2008 Stefan Dokoupil is active as a workshop leader.
Numerous publications and title pages in assorted mags, such as photography, DOCMA, Star/View, Photo Magazine, StarkMagazine and Penthouse, followed – among others presenting Dokoupil’s works with R & B star Truth Hurts and Brigitta Cimarolli. In 2012 the pictures for the "Mozart Project" were conducted in collaboration with Roman Gregory – a task which caused quite controversial reactions. Besides the pictures of the Alkbottle CD „Forever“ were made under the direction of Stefan Dokoupil at the same time. In October 2012 Stefan Dokoupil worked as a speaker and workshop leader at the "Image Days" in Salzburg, a photo exhibition event by the „Salzburger Nachrichten“. Since 2013 Dokoupil is represented and listed in Lürzer's Archive of the "200 Best Ad Photographers worldwide“. In 2013 the Austrian photographer founded Dokoupilphoto Ltd. in London, where he now lives and runs a studio. In 2014 he started the Fashionweekend European Workshop Tour, within which he collaborates with local and/or internationally known stylists, fashion designers and models.