Named this year's winner of the PDN award 'The Look' (Runway), another busy year is still unfolding. Collaborations and publications, both in Fashion and Art are continuous. More than 200 fashion shows have been captured on and off the runway this year, a collaboration with NASA is in development, and editorial projects are constantly in the works. Finally, I'm also happy to welcome Seagate, the world's leading manufacturer of disk drives, as a sponsor.
After capturing more than 40 fashion shows and backstage moments with my own perspective at New York Fashion Week again earlier this month, Paris Fashion Week RTW FW14 is next, Feb 25-Mar 5. A partnership with Leica has been formed as well. The pre-announced portfolio update coming later this year will for the first time also show a selection of this huge body of work that arose at runway shows worldwide.
Documentary work, capturing Terry Richardson, Mario Testino, Coco Rocha, Paris Hilton, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, Grace Coddington, the designers with their collections, and many more at Fashion Weeks throughout the year. Coverage of more than 80 fashion shows all access, and America's Next Top Model backstage. Working on many fashion shoots and collaborations with some amazing talent.
I also gladly accepted the offer to lead the digital arts and photography lab, and to teach at Claremont Graduate University's MFA art institute in Southern California.
And finally, following an invitation for a truly unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the year brought first meetings in Boston.
A major website overhaul is in the works to reflect the developments of the last years. It will then include more recent media art projects, and also a first glimpse of the new body of fashion work. Although more and more of my works are evolving at the intersection of art and fashion, on the website both fields will be divided into two separate sections to make it easier to explore only the one or the other.
I'm looking forward to an exciting new year filled with dreams, passion, and good madness.
Among other projects, I also just came back from New York covering Mercedes Benz NYFW Spring 2014. Backstage and runway - capturing the protagonists, the atmosphere, the collections, the shows, the parties. With all the different facets. From my very own perspective with my own aesthetics.
As one of the official fashion photographers for Faces of NYFW #FONYFW I covered 22 shows this season. After all the energetically charged live coverage, caffein infused nightly edits, and Post Fashion Week depression a small selection of this work is set to be published here as well.
Not proud. But finally, I can also be found on Twitter and Instagram. As with Facebook and others I'll keep using each of these platforms differently and therefore distinctive content can be found here and there - thoughts, insights, and sometimes early hints/sneak peeks of what I'm working on at a very moment.
Although I'm not overly excited about any of these platforms, each single one fulfills a purpose and I certainly do appreciate their existence. Finally, they give us unique possibilities to follow and connect with like minded and passionate people around the globe and enable us to see the world from many more different angles.
I'm on so many exciting projects right now that I barely find time to post some updates. Also, I would love to share many more details but unfortunately some projects are in too early stages or collaborations I'm not yet allowed to talk about. [Did I mention 'exciting'?!] For me this is definitely the year of collaborations in fashion, arts, and science, and of concretizing the roles of natural environments/deserts and their juxtaposition to patterns of civilization/cities in my work.
Repeatedly, I find myself also focusing on the line between non-destructive/non-intrusive and destructive/intrusive. One of many works based on this theme is the ongoing 'Dressed Landscape' body of work creating visual interventions by ephemeral non-invasive means.
Some recent documentary series: Backstage/runway shots with America's Next Top Model at LA Fashion Week AW 13/14 and with designers also part of Heidi Klum's current GNTM cycle at LAFW SS 13. -
With a view on the collisions of the protagonists of fashion shows.
I also feel honored to be nominated for Black & White Photographer of the Year 2013 at the WPGA.
Works at the Kyoto Art Center
Oct 14 2010 | Media Art
SN was also introduced at the Kyoto Art Center this September.
13th Japan Media Arts Festival
Jan 17 2010 | Media Art
Award of distinction in the art division 'Visual Image' at the Japan Media Arts Festival.