Beate traveled to the Southern tip of Corsica to create these sun soaked visuals for Armani.
The whole shoot took place from the front deck of a yacht moored off shore. Despite stormy seas and Dior bottles slipping around more than silk on skin, everything was captured on location – quite a feat!
– Beate –
“The challenges were the overall condition of the weather because it was very windy any reflectors and cards had to be handheld otherwise they would have been blown out to sea!”
The dream-like quality surrounding these images is based on that of Sandro Botticelli’s painting titled ‘The Spring’.
Models and product were captured in the studio using vast diffusers to caress the skin and highlight the shoes form.
This new project by Beate Sonnenberg was shot for Hugo Boss.
Ma Vie Crystal was placed in a specially made perspex flower, designed to compliment Beate’s unique lighting set-up. Beate incorporates mirrors to form a body of radial light that appears to emit from the product. This angular light sits in juxtaposition to the soft pastel colours.
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.
Using mirrors, perspex, and sculptural reliefs, Beate Sonnenberg continues her exploration with ‘Four Elements’, how light interacts with different surfaces and materials through the processes of refraction and reflection-. “I experiment with perspective, illusion and the configuration of geometric forms. I aim to question how we look and perceive, and how space can be used, appropriated and revealed.”
Beate takes much of the inspiration for these projects from the natural world, in the form of shapes, patterns, and textures. Beate says “Four Elements moves away from the calculated geometric precision of previous projects to explore the formalistic qualities of irregular, organic forms. Using digital projections depicting fire, earth, water, and earth, I have projected two-dimensional images onto an architectural arrangement of white blocks and mirror shards. By twisting and turning the sculptural reliefs into alternate configurations, the elemental qualities of each image are portrayed in different ways. Requiring very little post-production and an economy of the medium, mundane materials are transformed into curious and beautiful images through light and fragmented image.”
Unsurprisingly, a diamond was the seed for the series. The strongest and purest material known to man – A diamond in itself symbolises each of the four elements. “I wanted to use glass to replicate its cubic crystal structure and the magical way it disperses light into multifaceted perspectives. The sculpting of each still life reflects how diamonds are cut, shaped and transformed into desirable objects”
“My work is propelled by the drive to investigate the objects, shapes, and patterns that surround my everyday life. Whilst the aesthetic and conceptual discoveries I make are flavored by my past, my personality and my emotional responses to the world, I hope that my work can be open to interpretation to anyone, inspiring surprise, contemplation, and positivity.”
“After a first solo show in Belgium at the end of 2015 that introduced Peter Lippmann’s photographs to the general public, Art22 Gallery is proud to present his second solo exhibition dedicated to Soletown.”
‘Soletown’ interprets a passing of time through the reclaiming and repurposing of consumer goods.
Peter will be present at the private view to discuss the personal project. Thursday 12th April – 6 pm – 9 pm.
The exhibition will run from 13th of April – 6th of May.
Place du Jeu de Balle 56, 1000 Brussels
Rob Lawson was awarded a bronze medal at the One Eyeland awards for this series exploring the tiny world inside mixers.
Rob designed the series to intrigue and emphasise the craft of making a ‘proper’ cocktail. The series was also awarded a winner at the 2017 AOP awards.
Tommy Hilfiger commissioned Beate Sonnenberg to photograph a new range of products from their European HQ.
Beate created a beautiful gif. to bring out the colorful and jazzy designs from the off-white background.
Beate takes a sneak peek into Gucci’s ‘Wonder Factory’ for Vogue’s latest feature.
The brief allowed Beate and her team to experiment with tiny forest sets. Each of which draw upon something unique look of each time-piece to create a phantasmagorical scene.
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Peter shows a whole new side in the latest commission for ‘Pink Paprika’. Sat upon pixilated surroundings, this shoe photography is stark in contrast to his series influenced by the old masters.