Lutz Hilgers: Colourful waves for Genesis by Affinity
Villeroy & Boch are walking futuristic paths with their décor line GENESIS BY AFFINITY. Along the lines of: “Colour is the new white”, they appeal to innovative gastronomy and cuisine. Here, new creations meet exceptional design.
Thus, with the choice of Lutz Hilgers as their photographer and video artist, the realization is also exceptional and skillfully made. Hilgers is known for powerful, expressive shots. Whether it’s portraits, interior design, or the like, he catches more than just the moment with his lens.
Similarly, the brief spot he created for the Genesis Line is a powerful, colourful spectacle where many-coloured waves crash against Villeroy & Boch’s innocent tableware and leave their traces. Just like the new design of Villeroy & Boch promises.
Hilgers masterfully takes up the desire for new ideas not only by perfectly visualizing the designs’ concepts but also by contrasting them with conceptual ideas of creative chefs.
All in all, this short film conveys pleasure and creates a desire for colour. Whether it’s the porcelain’s design or the innovative dishes, Lutz Hilgers did more than just rise to the challenge.1:
Oliver Mark: Floating coats for TUSH Magazine
David Maurer: VW Amarok
With the VW Amarok, driving enjoyment in all kinds of situations is guaranteed. The highly resilient and sporty car offers the possibility to not only drive down unknown roads, but also to discover pure wilderness and to tame rough natural forces.
How do you present such an all-rounder with all its qualities? David Maurer depicts his shiny protagonist in the most diverse settings in order to capture and portray its versatility. The bumpy, rocky desert does not provide any obstacles for this car and the dustclouds make you realize how fast the car races across this rough terrain.
The all-rounder also cuts a fine figure on the road, with the glistening sunlight behind its back on its way to new adventures. With his unique talent for perfectly integrating the object into the most unusual settings, Maurer manages to mirror the car’s versatility in the diverse scenery of his pictures. These pictures are worth a thousand commercials!
Florent Petitfrère: Esquire
Being a former model, Florent Petitfrère knows the tricks of fashion editorial. But knowing these tricks does not necessarily make someone a good photographer.
Luckily, it does in Florent Petitfrère’s case. Fashion magazines from all over the world publish his pictures with the greatest pleasure. They all carry his unique thumbprint.
Petitfrère loves black-and-white photography and knows how to stage pictures in an unusual light.
This makes his picture series for Esquire Magazine even more unusual, because he actually dared to let color into his pictures this time.
The result is a picture series that puts the model and his own pictorial language right in the spotlight.
The actors look stiff and frozen but they are surrounded with warm colors. The contrasts and the soft focus surrounding them lend them a degree of three-dimensionality. The looks on their faces reveal a certain prudence, or thoughtfulness, which gives these wonderful pictures their own unique atmosphere.
Knotan: Facets of David Lagercrantz for Stern Magazine
Kilian Kessler: Studer Food Cleaning
Jehle Will: Chairmen at work
Joel Micah Miller: The Lake House
Rafael Pinho: A brave new world for Nýtt Líf Magazine
Julia Fullerton-Batten: Little Coach
The pictures of Julia Fullerton - Batten often show lush sceneries which open up wonderful pictorial worlds and captivate the viewer due to their detail. Nonetheless, reduced pictures also suit Julia Fullerton - Batten perfectly. And this she proved for the British firm Fitbug and their Life Tracker.
This time, Fullerton - Batten focuses her attention on a small device on the wrist of a young and attractive woman. Still, she manages to tease out pure joy of living of the model. Just like a manufacturer of fitness trackers loves it!
She shows that Fitbugs can also be fashion accessories by creating a wonderfully colored world that perfectly highlights the variously colored trackers. Her pictures emphasize the optically appealing side beyond the trackers’ practical utility.
Julia Fullerton - Batten definitely succeeded in making the Fitbug Life Tracker optically appealing for a healthy and life-affirming target audience.
Tillmann Franzen: Cadillac Cars
A Cadillac is a car that has character, its own profile and charm. It is subtle but prominent and always elegant. You might even start philosophizing that it's a car which finds its matching driver rather than the driver being the one who finds the right car.
The situation is similar with Tillmann Franzen's pictures: These are pictures the presence of which you can actually feel. They are exactly the type of pictures that speak a certain language. Thus, the cooperation between Tillmann Franzen and General Motors for their Cadillac's V-Series constitutes a perfect match.
In this picture series, he creates a very effective but sober romanticism that gives his pictures these special Franzen-esthetics. Presenting the Cadillac in various everyday situations means presenting its hidden aspects. The not-so-obvious, unobtrusive splendor that yearns for being discovered.
This turns Franzen's pictures of the Cadillac CTS-V into a kind of flirt. The way in which he makes an outstanding contribution to the limousine’s status is just wonderful.
Maeve Stam: Potpourri aka. Patta X Prins
Okay, when that much creativity is combined, you just don't know where to begin.
First of all, Vice Magazine and Hallal Production from Amsterdam are publishing a film about a young boy and his crazy friends. But if you know those two creative wells you also know that this description might sound simple and harmless but the result is a wonderfully weird potpourri of comic moments.
The pictures for this film are made by Maeve Stam, a young photographer who comes from the milieu and this is where we get to the point.
Stam's pictures are just as fancy and alternative as the film about little Ayoub and his life on the streets is funny and alternative.
Her own humorous description on her homepage reads: "From the film roll that I found".
Of course, this is not true for the two main protagonists but there are these film roll esthetics. Maeve Stam's pictures look like they emerged from pure coincidence and were stolen from another time. She just releases the shutter whenever her gut feeling tells her to and thereby she creates wonderfully transfigured and dreamy, but still very real photographs.
Sander Foederer – Secrid’s Good Souls
Sander Foederer is usually known as a photographer who likes to deal with people's behavior in the public space and light studies in his projects. His image campaign for the people of the Secrid brand is therefore all the more surprising and it is definitely worth seeing.
Here, Foederer makes full use of his incredible talent and he presents the employees at their best in their respective working environments.
The pictures are bright and pleasant. Just like the employees presented, all of whom are obviously enjoying their work.
Sander Foederer has mastered the art of finding the perfect angle and the right moment. This makes his picture series look rather candid and not the least bit affected or posed.
His way of working with soft focus and depth effects creates a kind of mouse-perspective. We are right there with him in each picture and we get to know the employees.
A great work that honors the secret stars of Secrid.
Denis Rouvre: Around the world for Lavazza
apricotberlin: Bringing back the summer with Channel Island Surfboards
Sunny Lau: In love with Izzy Bizu
Schall & Schnabel: Stains & Stripes
Buki Koshoni: A Gentlemans Life with Milk For Tea
NEW ARTIST: Sunny Lau - The perfect moment
For Sunny Lau’s camera, the world is a continuously changing atlas of mystical places. His pictures are passages to mysterious stories just before their climax. This creates a visual tension that is frequently reminiscent of the best moments in film. Whether in the urban canyons of Hong Kong or on a garbage dump – Sunny Lau turns the world into the most interesting place of the universe.
Sunny Lau, born in England, initially studied design, but then turned to photography and the moving image. He is interested in the many different cultures that share this planet. He creates photographs that are both cool and personal, with a sometimes rough charm. In his work, he is strongly inspired by his surroundings, by people and trends that he encounters, but also by film. “I love to travel and discover places that are far away from my own background, my own culture, and even from nature. Most of all I love Hong Kong and Japan. For a while I even lived in South-East Asia.” When he’s not taking photographs, he devotes his time to reading and philosophy, where he often gets his ideas for his photographs.
Oliver Mark: Amour fou
As one of five photographers, Oliver Mark caught his personal and intimate version of Berlin with an instant camera for the exhibition “Berlin is for Lovers”.
His choice of topics ranges from Hollywood stars to models and separate intimate body parts. Mark just released the shutter whenever he felt like it. As a consequence it is not only the pictures that portray intimate motifs but the moment when the shot is taken is also a very intimate one.
The pictures are mysterious and, besides showing a loving Berlin, they reveal recurrent structures that remind the viewer of snow crystals. At times, they are mere footnotes and at times, they cover up whole areas of the motif.
The question that remains is whether these structures are a result of the process of taking the pictures or whether there is an actual intention behind these occurrences.
Anyway, Oliver Mark’s picture series portrays a slightly profligate, but at the same time a very tempting Berlin and it gives us moments we had not seen if it wasn’t for this series.
Joel Cartier: New work for Police
In our age, an age where every other person is trying to become the next influencer by means of smartphones and social media channels, being a creative pioneer has become an art again.
One of the photographers who knows how to stay at the top is Joel Cartier. And he has proven it yet again for the brand Police.
For Police’s accessories, he managed to create a perfect staging and a great color interplay in each single picture. Despite the fact that you might get the impression that an amateur has taken inspiration from his secret heroes, pros like Joel Cartier stay unparalleled in their quality.
Cartier gives Police’s sturdy- looking products a distinctive industrial charm which makes them look very weighty. At least the composition does not convey the idea of presenting simple elegance. These still lifes perfectly transport the character of a status symbol.
Joel Cartier managed again to excellently present the Police character.
David Maurer: Gone wild with the Audi S3 Sportback
A car as fancy as the Audi S3 Sportback really belongs on a smooth race track. Wrong! Rough and bumpy terrain is just the right kind of surface for the car’s powerful four wheel drive to prove what it can do and even the driver can really live it up here. Though this is a dirty matter, not only for the car, but also for David Maurer, the photographer, the result is nothing to sneeze at. The shiny red paint is barely visible through the dirt, but the red spots make for a colorful contrast to the bleak surroundings. This does not only highlight the fancy car, it actually seems to become something completely new because of the dirt and the stains. The sportster masters mud, water, gravel and soil and in David Maurer’s pictures, it always cuts a fine figure.
Anders Jungermark: Getting comfy with Svenska HEM
Knotan: A late night rendezvous with Sandqvist´s bags and items