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Dan Burn-Forti

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Dan Burn-Forti has an uncommon way of looking at the world that gives his work an energy and sense of humor that can be rare in contemporary photography. Born and raised in London, England, Dan filled his days with science fiction, music, and his trusty bicycle pedaling through dreams of one day becoming a spaceman (or Neil Young). At 15, Dan found himself helping out a friend on a photography set and thought, “this is brilliant!” And that was that… Dan became a photographer. Today, Dan listens to the same music and watches the same science fiction—he did somehow lose track of that bike though—but spends his time behind a camera capturing people, animals, and landscapes in their most glorified states.

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This is a selection of my location portraits, taken here there and everywhere over the last couple of years.

 
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JSR Agency

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Based in London, working worldwide, PEROU is a camera eye for hire, a creative director, photographer and director.  He followed Marilyn Manson on a world tour and directed the award winning rockumentary 'God is in the TV'.  He has said that he would like to think that there isn’t anyone that he wouldn’t photograph. If time wasn't an issue, he might actually get around to photographing 'everyone'! PEROU’s ambition has led him to photograph for some of the world's super-brands and celebrities, actors and musicians and has photographed advertising campaigns for the likes of Adidas, Pearl Drops, Benetton, Investec and Nair. He regularly gets commissioned to photograph fashion legends and editorial features for Vanity Fair, The Guardian, GQ, Dazed and Confused and Esquire.  In 2016 PEROU won the photography category run by Creativepool Annual for his personal project 'Coulrophobia' – a series of self-portrait photographs of clown faces by renowned make-up artists and MAC cosmetics.

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PEROU shot actor Jeremy Irons for the Washington Post at the Wyndham Theatre in London during the run of Long Day's Journey. Photographer PEROU shoots some of the most iconic names in music, sports, fashion and film. 

 
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Lena Burmann

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Brought up in a tiny Bavarian village, Lena Burmann, with all the innocent and joyous perplexity of a child, picked up her father’s reflex camera for the first time at the tender age of eight. Amazed over just how wondrous life looked through its lens, she has never put it down ever since. She commenced her studies in Berlin at Lette Verein, leading to several work placements with renowned photographers, before moving to Barcelona in all its Catalan splendour. Filled with new perspectives and colours, Burmann returned to her adoptive heimat of Berlin, where she is currently based. She taps into everyday things: reading, travelling, watching movies, and the pure interaction between people as sources of inspiration.

about the artwork
Burmann draws inspiration from life with real people and real stories in focus. She crafts highly intricate yet seamless narratives, with a raw authenticity conveying the synergy between her and her model, and every photo a story unto its own. Playing with natural light to great effect, she imbues her photos with a melancholic atmosphere in an almost poetic manner; unassuming and serene, Burmann's work is captivating by essence of its simplicity.

 
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Jennifer Breuel

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Jennifer is a Fine Art and Commercial Photographer. Her work focuses on Fashion-, Narrative Portraiture and Travel& Photography. German by birth she was educated in Hamburg and Los Angeles. Her former profession as a fashion designer has a strong impact on her present work. As a photographer she works very intuitive and draws her inspiration mainly through subcultures derived from extensive travel that takes her to remote locations.

about the artwork
UP TO HERE AND NO FURTHER BY JENNIFER BREUEL Diversity of tradition is what I discovered in Opuwo. In native Herero language Opuwo means "up to here and no further". Located in the north-west of Namibia, in the heart of Africa, it is the only settlement where petrol and limited supplies of groceries can be purchased in the span of kilometres. There aren´t any tourist attractions in this area. This remote location surrounded by few commercial buildings and native Himba huts warrants about this last shopping stop. The only way in and out are dusty sand pistes and gravel roads. I found myself in a vibrant spectacle of people gathering in this town from the furthest corners of the bush and land. I am humbled to have been able to see this strange place on my pursue to find the unexpected wonders of live. The Himba, a semi-nomadic tribe, statuesque with intricately-adorned ochre skin and hairdos created using goat hair, butter and mud coexist with their counterpart the Herero tribe dressed in flamboyant victorian outfits. 

 
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Peter Franck | Atelier Glücklichundschön

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Peter Franck was born in Überlingen/ Germany. 1987 he started studying painting/grafics at the university of fine arts in Nurnberg. 1993 he finished his studys at the university of fine arts/ Stuttgart( Masterclass R.Schoofs). After this he had his first contacts with photography over his brother who is also an photographer.With his from fine art paintings influenced photographys he took part at many exhibitions such as the Fotofestival Naarden, the photosummer Stuttgart, the Art Fair Cologne. Paralell to his photographic work he also continued to work at his paintings which are totally contrasting to the photographic works. PF lives and works in Stuttgart/Germany.

about the artwork
The shown pictures are portraits in a transposed sense. The basis were portraits which were found in family albums. Persons of the ordinary life, no celebrities, models or actors. These pictures were confronted with the author's picture language and thus generated narrative portraits that invent with humor, the genre of the collage, the comix and the game analogous versus digital stories in which the portrayed person resurfaces as in a dream. The people in these portraits become actors in a surreal context. The world of the individual before and the individual behind the camera is a symbiosis and creates a picture which ultimately surprise both.  

 
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Susanne Junker

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Susanne Junker is a former fashion model and an autodidact artist, photographer and curator. Her work concentrates on identity and femininity. Born 1973 in Schwabmünchen Germany, she currently lives and works in Paris, France. Additionally, Junker founded and directed stage 候台BACK, an art space for experimental projects in Shanghai, China from 2008 - 2013. 1989  Susanne won the 3rd prize at the Condé Nast Miss Vogue Model contest followed by a contract with Louisa Models in Munich Germany among international model agencies. She worked until 2001 as an international fashion model in Germany, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Paris. Clients: Elle magazine, Audi, Bodum, L'Oréal among many others. 1997 she started photography in addition to modeling. In 2018 she is finalist and resident artist of the 2018 “German Artists in Shanghai” residency program by Goethe-Institut Shanghai and the Shanghai Institute of Design of the China Academy of Art.

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WOMEN, WORLD WIDE, ALL AGES DOING MAKE-UP WITHOUT A MIRROR IN FRONT OF SUSANNE JUNKER'S CAMERA Susanne: “to study women’s individuality and create an archive of female portraits that position themselves apart prefabricated ideals of the cosmetic industry”! The women who respond to a short online ad “Women sought for art project” are invited by Susanne Junker to come along to a photo shoot in her Shanghai studio. She asks the women to make themselves up – blind. Instead of sitting in front of a mirror, they sit in front of a camera. Without any further instruction or explanation, the women dive into the make-up. They have agreed to be observed during that intimate and private moment of making themselves "beautiful". Clearly, Susanne Junker’s project is no glamorous fashion shoot. Applying the make-up is not a particularly delicate or flattering process. At times it is almost brutal to see how they treat their faces – coating, powdering and painting their skin; pulling, deforming and colouring their lips, lids and lashes.    The women reveal a great deal about themselves.  Forbidden to check the colours and their handiwork in the mirror, they sit in front of Junker’s camera lens. It takes a certain courage to accept the imperfect, the strange and the ugly. Yet, at the same time, this deviation from the everyday ritual seems to have a surprisingly liberating and inspiring effect on many of the women. They really come out of themselves and it is clear to what extent they associate fantasy, frustration, dislike, convention or freedom with the act of applying make-up. One woman uses nothing but white cosmetics; another only wants to wear gold make-up. Many of the women reach for the black lipstick and choose unusual and strong colours to apply to their eyelids. They really immerse themselves in the artistic experiment of applying make-up blind. They play with their possibilities and push the boundaries of the activity. And it is all done with great seriousness, concentration and a challenging self-confidence.   There is hardly a silly or embarrassed grin to be seen in any of the photos. Susanne Junker has long been interested in the issue of how people view their bodies, in beauty and the search for identity. She has herself worked as a model and consequently spent much of her time being made-up. She found it was a process that could often be painful and rough, leading her muse on the fact that the “in-between” moment can be quite ugly. One of the first photos she took was of herself, using a remote shutter release. After a fashion shoot, she stands naked in the shower with mascara running down her cheeks. She found that this reduction to externals that was part of her daily work stood in stark contrast to the profound feelings within her.    Susanne Junker seeks that vulnerable, intimate moment of transition, the moment of adapting to ideals of beauty. Her volunteer models are not sitting stiff and immobile in order to have their portraits taken. They have come along to put on make-up, and the photographer captures the moment “when something happens”. She is waiting for an unpredictable, unforeseeable moment. For her, it’s all about the expression. Junker’s portraits emanate a spontaneous, free and radical openness and strength. In their uncontrolled imperfection they radiate their own beauty and inimitable aesthetic.      by Eike Stratmann, May 2013 for ART-das Kunstmagazin 

 
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Ava Pivot

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Ava Pivot was born in Starnberg, Munich into an artist family. After getting some work experience in Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco and New York she decided to settle back in to Germany where she is currently based in Berlin. Her work as a photographer is published in different international magazines like L`Officiel, ELLE, Vogue, Male Model Scene, Client Magazine, Stern, Schön and many more. Ava`s clients are based all over the world and consist of fashion brands, beauty-companys, as well as actors and other artists. Her passion for photography started with her love for horses. When Ava started out, then still in analog photography, she specialised in images of horses. After her first big campaign job for Rolex, she started adding fashion and portraits to her portfolio. Today her work is focused on fashion, beauty and portrait photography exclusively.  Ava received a degree in graphic design and Photography and then spend a few years working as the creative director of an internationally printed fashion & lifestyle magazine in San Francisco. After returning to Berlin, she took the art director position at an agency for high-end beauty-products exclusivly for Douglas. After doing this for several years, combining being a Art Director, mother of twins and freelance photographer, she decided at the end of 2018 to fully focus on her work in Photography.

 
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SEBASTIEN MILLIER

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Né à Paris, Sébastien Millier est venu à l'image par un chemin détourné. Sa vocation première était de devenir astrophysicien mais, après avoir étudié les sciences à l'université, il décide de partir aux USA accompagné d'un reflex et de quelques livres de ses auteurs favoris. Ce voyage fût une révélation et, à la faveur de ses premiers clichés, il décide de tenter sa chance dans le monde de la photographie. Depuis plus de 15 ans, il ne cesse d'explorer de multiples sphères où l'humain s'inscrit dans une relation intime avec son environnement. Des sphères où, pour un court laps de temps, l'espace se courbe, se brise même parfois, laissant apparaître des fissures, des hiatus qui nous révèlent les curiosités de la vie et ses multiples paradoxes. Sébastien est récemment passé à la vidéo et vient de terminer un projet photographique pour Moët Hennessy où il a eu la chance de voyager dans le monde entier. La sortie de ce projet est prévue pour fin 2018.

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From the series COLORBLIND Feat. Electrostreet, a French contemporary danse troup.   Originally, the concept was to explore colorblindness through colors  deficiency in a simple and graphic way. This visual impairment being localized on the retina.    

 
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Patrizia Burra

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Patrizia Burra was born in Italy. She is Master Qualified European Photographer. MQEP. She is a painter and a photographer.

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Women apparently vanquished, in an attitude of rest or waiting, ready to jump with animal force to cleave the flank of any enemy, women who have big and strong hands like those of men and know how to use them to caress, to create, to model clay of their destinies, to heal from the bites of gratuitous violence and suffered, or to re-emerge from that fear that imprisons them under bells of suffocating glasses. The women of Patrizia Burra are like chlorophyll photosynthesis, oxygen and carbon dioxide that need light to give life, light that never escapes and also erupts from the holes of the locks, which is not won even when it is obscured by wars or diseases ! The essence of that being that woman is and remains in both intentions and experiences, dominated by an aura that is not only sacred and ethereal but also extremely profane, pulsating, alive, animalistic.

 
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Frank Lübke

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Frank Lübke lebt und arbeitet in München und Berlin. Als Portrait- und Reportage-Fotograf, arbeitet er für nationale und internationale Magazine, Werbeagenturen und Privatpersonen. Das Porträt ist der Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit. 2017 wurde die Foto Kolumne “Mein geliebtes Ich”, wöchentlich, im Stern Magazin veröffentlicht. Die Kolumne basierte auf dem “Me, Myself and I” Fotoprojekt, an dem Frank Lübke seit 2010 arbeitet.  Frank Lübke ist Mitglied des Art Director Club für Deutschland.

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1. Celebrity Portraits von Katharina Wackernagel (Schauspielerin), Samu Haber (Sunrise Avenue), Marius-Müller Westernhagen (Sänger), Götz Otto (Schauspieler), Rolf Sachs (Künstler). 2. Portraitserie für das Datingportal "zweisam.de" - ein Datingportal für über 50-Jährige - die Personen wurden träumend, mit geschlossenen Augen portraitiert. 3. "Chrissie Seams" Projekt ist ein Portrait Projekt über die Kunstfigur "Chrissie Seams" einem Fetisch Model. 4. LARP PROJECT - Live - Action - Role - Playing In Deutschland gibt es ca. 500.000 LARPer - Menschen die in ihrer Freizeit, in ihre selbst entworfenen Kostüme schlüpfen und in komplexen Rollenspielen, ihre Phantasien zum Leben erwecken. Seit Januar 2018, arbeitet Frank Lübke an einer Portraitserie, über diese sehr unterschiedlichen LARP Charakter. Hier ein kleiner Ausschnitt, aus diesem Portraitprojekt, das Ende 2019 in einem Bildband veröffentlicht wird.  

 

delia baum

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Delia Baum is a photographer based in Berlin. Since 2010 she enjoys working as an freelance photographer.  Her work is mainly focused on authentic people and lifestyle-photography. 

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"Welcome to the candy shop" Photographer: Delia Baum Make-Up: Sutida  Styling: Editha  Retoucher: Wagnerchic   

 

Ralf Gellert

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Ralf GELLERT. The photographer from Hamburg specializes in people, portraits & landscapes and deals more and more with the subject of moving images. His photographic signature is multifaceted – from staged portrait photography to personal photo projects of deserted places and locations which is impressively demonstrated by his work 'Brooklyn Corners'. His sensitive, personal and emotional portraits are used in numerous campaigns and commissioned work. And taking a look at his work, we are pretty sure that you are familiar with one or two motifs : Nutella, Arte, O2 – his bandwidth is impressive. His list of clients includes names such as: Allianz, Allsecur, AOK, Arte, Bayer, Beiersdorf, Braun, Burger King, Deutsche Post, DHL, DZ Bank, Eon, Ferrero, Kabel BW, KfW, LVM, NDR, o2, Penny, Postbank, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Rewe, Samsung, Stork, Targo Bank, Telecom, Thomy, Union Investment and many more.

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Wacken "Boys and Girls" In early August, the biggest Heavy Metal Festival in the world took place in Wacken for the 29th year in a row. For four days, over 85,000 visitors from all over the world turned this quaint Schleswig-Holstein village of 1800 people into a tent city festival site spread across over 540,000 acres.   One element of my photographic inquiry into the phenomenon of Wacken Open Air, was to create intimate portraits of individual festivalgoers that were free from the usual clichés.      I made my way there with my portable studio to just briefly transport these unique individuals out of their hot, dusty, ear-splitting heavy metal festival surroundings – and, in doing so, to give a face to the masses.   The second element of my photo project was to capture the bucolic state of the festival grounds within atmospheric stills. It was my intention to juxtapose the idyllic pastoral scene with the insanity of the four-day festival; this led to my spending time there before and after the event.   

 

Uwe Duettmann

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After studying »Visual Arts« in Düsseldorf and subsequent studies at the HFBK in Berlin, Uwe Duettmann spent several years as longterm assistant of Hans Hansen and Annie Leibovitz. He then started his own career as a photographer, shooting editorial assignments for magazines such as Tempo, Stern, Rolling Stone, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Elle... After more than 20 years in the business, Uwe Duettmann's portfolio reveals a wild crazy-quilt of images that raise an eyebrow or sparkle a smile, featuring everything from serious portraiture and glossy auto shots to bizarre, otherworldly scenarios that could only be conceived by the wackiest of minds.

»If you look at Irving Penn, he's not thinking of shooting landscapes or people or still life,« he notes. »It's a bit the same with me. I don't care about what I'm doing, it's more about how I can express myself in different ways.« Featuring everything in his impressive career, the German-born photographer has been adorned with every major award in the advertising community, from the »Cannes Lion« to the »ADC New York«.

No matter what the project, Duettmann remains the consummate collaborator. His ultra-easygoing manner reveals no hint of the ego, yet he maintains the confidence of someone who knows he can get the job done. »All I need is good direction,« he says. »It's like jumping off a plane in a parachute. Even if the target is just one meter by one meter, I'll land on it.« On a more personal level, there's a reason why Duettmann's photographs often inspire a grin, even a laugh. »I'm not a nurse, but I'd love to help people enjoy life better,« he says. »It's bizarre working in advertising and wanting to achieve that, but I try to bring the human aspect into it.«

 

Susanne Spiel

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I was always interested in individuals. And in stories. Later I added the love for light. I like to look into faces and watch people. Curiosity is part of my nature. So when I am working with persons I search in their faces. I scan them. I watch for little details. Imperfections are working perfectly for me. I started with portrait, then I went into fashion- and beauty photography. But I still do portrait whenever there is an opportunity. Several times a day it crosses my mind that I have, most probably, the best job in the world. I often work internationally, and then I feel like the luckiest gal in the world. It is a thrill to work with different cultures and meet new characters. Because I am still interested in humans. And stories. And light. That passion will never grow old.

 

Heiko Richard

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Heiko Richard - photographer and director. Heiko Richard, Berlin based photographer and director, works since many years “close to the human being”. He loves to catch emotions and mirror them in his pictures. He likes to create natural situations as well as stage-managed moments. Authenticity is a determing element and his continuing search for new visual ideas and ways of expression is reflected in his imagery. His photos often are telling a story beyond the present moment. He started to make a name as photographer in editorial work, portraying numerous actors and musicians and shooting fashion before receiving his first commissions in advertising. Since a few years Heiko also is directing commercials and he has realised projects for photo and film out of one hand.

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Singer and entertainer Max Raabe for Arte-Magazine. Photo editor Antonia Hrastar, assistant Tom Nti & postproduction vividgrey.

 

Tobias Wirth

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Tobias Wirth is an internationally working fashion photographer, based in Berlin and Paris represented by Tobias Bosch. After a trip through Brazil, Tobias Wirth came to Berlin in 2007 to study Photography at "Neue Schule für Fotografie" where he graduated with in 2010. Since then he travels the world, working for international clients and magazines.

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My Portfolio Selection is a mix of different Portrait Shootings I did in Berlin, Germany and Paris, France, including an editorial for GQ Germany Online.

 

Tristan Rösler

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Tristan Rösler is an international working photographer and director. After studying photography and communication design in Stuttgart, he graduated with the academy award, got sponsored by Leica and moved to Hamburg where he is based now. His clients and publications includes: About You, Brooklyn Soap Co, Business Punk, Closed, Douglas, Esprit, Gruner + Jahr, Heine, Hugo Boss, Klatta Offermann, Le Mile Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Quality Magazine, Schön! Magazine, Teaser Magazine, Unger, VOLT Magazine.

 

StudioRifa

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StudioRifa aka Kristine Alksne currently works on a broad range of projects that include her own artwork & installations as well as still life styling and set design for both editorial and advertising campaigns in which she has collaborated with photographers including Sabrina Theissen, Alexander Straulino and Armin Zogbaum.

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The Kunst Magazine (New York) Set design: StudioRifa Photography: Valeria Mitelman Hair & Make-up: Patricia Hoos Model: Adel

 

Elena Iv-skaya

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Diving into the world of internationally renowned Russian photographer Elena Iv-skaya means opening the doors of a minimalist and stylised world in which sublime female models play freely to the camera. Born in 1977 in Khabarovsk, the artist began her photography career in 2013, a year after moving to Reunion Island. The colours and contrasts that fill her photographs are most likely influenced by her unusual daily life. It all began with a still life taken one evening on her terrace with the help of an old reflex which she would later train with. An artistic director in advertising, her husband found this first attempt interesting and suggested she continue her artistic adventure, leading Elena Iv-skaya to specialise in fashion photography. As she gradually gained more experience, she started to collaborate with prestigious models, agencies and publications such as New African Woman magazine that advocates beauty in all its forms.

 

Mirja Zentgraf

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Mirja Zentgraf, photographer based in Berlin, working worldwide. Visit me at my STUDIO BATTERIE. I am specialized in fashion, portrait and commercial photography.