‘Brittle’. A collaboration between photographer Dan Matthews and and props stylist Maya Linhares-Marx.
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.
Beate worked with British Vogue to capture these stunning visuals for an article focussed on the repurposing of beauty products after their use.
Sustainability has been tricky territory, even with the growing natural beauty revolution. The cosmetic industry continues to produce 120 billion units of packaging per year. The series was commissioned to inspire new uses for beauty products people possess, from old compacts for storage, through to candle holders becoming tumblers or a miniature vase, Beate gives the series her distinct style.
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.
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.
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.
The Sunday Times Style asked Beate Sonnenberg to photograph the newest hair range from Sisley.
With the new product being all about ‘Health & Hair’, Beate created a futuristic/medical look reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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.”
For both images, the team decided to hint at the colourful tones. This has been achieved through mirrors & light, the packaging is even worked in as a structural element to the scene.
This month Vogue relaunches itself with Editor ‘Edward Emminful’ leading the charge.