Hans Weiss is a Vienna and New York based photographer and writer. His fiction and nonfiction books sold more than five million copies and are translated into 20 languages. 

He received his photographic education at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in 1994/95, when he was living in New York. In 1997/98 and 2010/2011 he attended the School for Art Photography (Schule für künstlerische Fotografie) in Vienna, where he enrolled in workshops of Wolfgang Tillmans and other renowned photographers. His work has been exhibited in Paris, Venice, Berlin and Austria – for example his New York series „Success” at the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg in 2012.