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Beate collaborated with a team of filmmakers to produce this exquisite video worthy of a stint on the TV as a true Ad campaign.

By the end of the shoot, the team, the studio and almost every inch of equipment were caked in glitter. Not a bad way to spend your day…

New personal work from Beate in collaboration with stylist Gemma Therese Pearce.

This series aims to inspire the possibility of new and futuristic flavours, in endlessly exciting combinations. The use of sculptural forms and directional lighting, similar to that of an exhibition piece, is used to dramatise the scene.

Beate creates evocative water worlds in her newest personal project, titled ‘Escape’.

The body of work focuses on surface and textures. The submerged flowers and other living elements symbolise purity, whilst the rippling water visualises distractions in life, concealments to the truth, or desires.

The distortion of objects serves as a reminder that the human experience could never be one dimensional.

Sunday Times Style commissioned Beate to photograph Retinol in a way that drew on the design of the product.

With this in mind, Beate created an abstract visualisation for the product using multi-layered perspex, cut with holes. ‘Retinoids work by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath different surface layers of the skin.’

The latest personal project from Beate. ‘Stream of time’ is an examination on the passage of time, the stop-motion clips consist each of between 42 – 94 stills.

The music that accompanies the back and forth motion was specially composed to flow and unite sound and vision.

Claudalie was shot for Sunday times. Beate uses her signature lighting style to create waves of light that sweep across the scene, the pastel background is interjected by focal light formed by light passing through small clear beads sprinkled around the set.

Beate created these stunning geometric shapes using the textures of makeup & cream.

Style Beauty Awards commissioned the series of stills, with various shots then taken to be used in an upbeat Gif. for the gala.

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!”

 

 

 

Beate’s latest personal project explores surface tension. The balance between liquid and solid merging.

Beate

“I was exploring how the combination of different liquids, textures and powders can create suspended/abstract moments in time:
Much like how a water-boatman walks on water. There is a fine line between the surface tension and that of the water droplets breaking.”

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.