Peter was commissioned by Gala for a series of images to accompany an article on the trending use of animal essences in perfume.
To embody the rich and musky smells, Peter and his team designed a small set and layered it with cut leather strips of different colours. The colour combinations were picked to compliment the perfume notes & colouring.
Beate was approached by Stylist magazine to create a vibrant set around these specially selected watches for a feature titled ‘Happy Hour’.
With the festivities underway, these images had to capture the party season whilst remaining nondescript for use through the year. Beate’s approach to lighting creates elongated form through the use of liquid each complementary to colours and watch strap materials.
Beate photographed replicas of the controversial substance known as cannabis for a Grazia Magazine feature titled “How cannabis Became Beauty’s Hottest Ingredient”
The known effects of smoking cannabis influenced the choice of lighting. Beate has purposely bounced light from multiple mirrors to create a psychedelic look and feel.
Grazia – by Perdita Nouril –
“It’s one of the world’s most controversial narcotics, but a growing number of beauty and wellness brands believe that a pair of cannabis-derived ingredients can revolutionise how we treat everything from acne to eczema and wrinkles.
The first, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most divisive. Of the 80 different cannabinoids harvested from the cannabis plant, it’s the one that gets you high. In countries where dope is legal, including some US states, THC has begun showing up in skincare thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. But here, THC is banned – unless it features in concentrations below 0.3% it’s off limits.
This is where the second ingredient comes in. CBD (cannabidiol) is entirely non-psycho-active (so won’t make you high), legal everywhere and proving to have a wealth of beauty benefits. It’s also the active ingredient found in the Body Shop’s Hemp range. Launched in 1998, founder Anita Roddick was the first to bring cannabis to the high street and worked tirelessly to educate consumers on the difference between industrial-grade cannabis (known as hemp) and marijuana (the cannabis people smoke). Twenty years on, and a shift in attitude has meant that brands are no longer afraid to use the term cannabis when describing their products.”
Guy shot this portrait to help raise the awareness of the plastic pollution in today’s oceans.
The creative behind this imagery challenges the ‘standard’ environmental photographs of plastic floating in the ocean. By violating a model with plastic cutlery stuck up the nostrils, it is hoped this will help audiences better understand our wrongdoing.
This particular shot was featured in a December 2017 issue of the Daily Mail accompanied by the tagline ‘if it were you would you care more?’
Beate was commissioned by The Sunday Times to capture ‘The Style List: Women’s Gifts” guide.
The draping set and colourful images were created from Beate’s riverside studio. Over four days the team twisted fabric to create hard shapes.
Click HERE to see The Style List: Women’s Gifts Guide in full.
Beate shot this Christmas Gift set for the historic December 2017 issue of British Vogue.
This month Vogue relaunches itself with Editor ‘Edward Emminful’ leading the charge.
Beate works together with The Sunday Times creative team to create these intricate features.
Originally the first image was going to feature flowers, to denote fragrance. However, the team did not feel it delivered a contemporary atmosphere so in its place, Beate layered blue shapes beneath the products.
Beate also photographed the red lipstick on a striped pattern to guide the eye and intersect hard shadows, all against a vibrant red background.
Stylist Magazine approached Beate with M&S for a collaborative project to feature stills and Gif’s.
Beate – ‘We had two styling briefs; first, of which incorporated petals with the lingerie, the second featured mirrors. By the end of the shoot, creative visions had shifted and I devised a lighting treatment in post-production to draw out a more autumnal atmosphere.’
Beate shot this Avon Feature for Vogue, from her riverside studio.
Material and light work together in denoting a distinguished atmosphere. The hard edges of elegant materials sit in juxtaposition to the product curves. The serum is placed at an angle in the frame to communicate the rotation function and its infinite results.
In the foreground, a reflection of the product creates a red wisp of light.
Beate – “Elle Magazine sent me the product and asked for my creative lead on this. It’s kind of cool! and I got to work with props in my studio. Once I felt we were in a good place I would share where we are at and look forward to feedback.”