“It is always nice to see when good concepts are being adopted. The fact that the Dutch Vogue has hit the bull’s eye with Mathilde Karrèr cannot be denied. Her fantastic pictures got a place in the latest June-issue again. And true to Karrèr’s form, she came up with a lot of great compositions that perfectly stage the summer collections of various different designers. Throughout these pictures, there is always a golden thread and, if you will, they also tell a little story. At times, they seem like hidden object games because you constantly discover something new and interesting about her work.
Anyway, everything points to Karrèr staging the pool accessories of well-heeled bathers in her picture series. She places the items with reckless abandon in her very own esthetic, which the viewer can feel. All these minute details make it pleasant and imperative to look at these pictures just a little while longer...” Christa Klubert on the VOGUE NL spread.
When Julia FULLERTON-BATTEN c/o CHRISTA KLUBERT tackles a project, then it is with full commitment and planned down to the last detail. For her picture series “The Act”, the SCREENINGS winner did extensive research, which is added to the films and texts of the project.
The goal of the project was to fully examine the lives of the 15 sex workers whom she interviewed in order to present their stories to the world. While working on the project, Fullerton-Batten realized that these women are living their lives as if on a stage. She decided to turn this into the leitmotif of her picture series.
Each model is staged on a carefully built scene which corresponds to her profession and which is emphasized by the lighting. The lighting is deliberately cinematic and helps to create an enigmatic interpretation of their everyday lives.
Christa Klubert tells GoSee: “Julia FULLERTON-BATTEN’S picture series is fantastic in its use of color and its composition. Despite the fact that the women strike extreme poses in some pictures, they always look aesthetic and artful. The photographer just has this unmistakable way of giving a face to tough topics. On the one hand, the extreme is exhibited, on the other hand these works always have something smooth about them, which emphasizes the fact that they aren’t judging. It is always fun to look at her new works and to be inspired to reflect.” Go & See!
The fact that Sandqvist hired Knotan again for their summer collection 2016 proves that he is perfectly right with his unconventional way of viewing the world. This time, his models aren’t placed in the forest or the mountains, blinded by a car’s headlights or chased by an armed hunter, ... this time they find themselves on a ship graveyard. Simply Knotan.
“It is great to see that Knotan still loves uncommon poses and that he sometimes still puts the model aside in order to stage the perfect product picture. His pictures pour on this particular Knotan charm and hover somewhere between private shots and fashion shootings, artistic photographs and commissioned work. Between those poles… he performs a real balancing act.” Christa Klubert tells GoSee.
The fashion magazine “Gun“ sees itself as an art and fashion magazine. So it’s not surprising that they asked Florent Petitfrère to do an editorial series! Those who are surprised, be sure that Florent delivers a perfect mix of all his previous works. Again, he completely satisfies the viewer in various ways, despite the fact that this series is less reduced to his specialty, black & white photography.
Florent PETITFRÈRE creates a collage of various levels, plays with perspectival distortions and a lot more. What really distinguishes him, though, is his eye for the big picture: The picture within the picture which does not only depict fashion but also creates a certain commitment for and appreciation of it. In his usual enchanting way, Florent PETITFRÈRE unfolds his skills.
COCA COLA engaged the young Dutch woman for their campaign with the slogan “Choose Happiness”. It is great to see the same contentment and happiness in the faces of her pictures for the campaign that you also see in the pictures of her portfolio. This is indicative of the fact that she can also summon the STAM magic under stress and pressure that working for such a huge client surely comes along with. Maeve Stam is a photographer to keep in mind, especially if you want to smile from time to time.
APRICOTBERLIN’S motifs are reminiscent of the pictorial worlds of social media, the visual universes of instagram and snapchat. The duo – Jessica Schwarz and Tiago da Silva – stages short, immersive moments that are sometimes almost melancholic and contemplative, but always poetic and sexy. They have an extraordinary skill in casting. Their models are contemporary icons, simultaneously likable and distanced.
Berlin-based artists Jessica Schwarz and Tiago da Silva, aka APRICOTBERLIN, originate from completely different worlds. Schwarz initially studied business administration, but even then was always looking for a way to express her creative talents. The proudly self-taught Da Silva has roots in textile design. After both discovered photography as their medium, they’ve been devoting all their passion to it, but still find time for extended excursions through Berlin.
“If you get the feeling that you know a stranger very well and that you know a lot about the person just by looking at a photograph, you are probably looking at the work of an extremely talented portrait photographer. Denis Rouvre, who created an image campaign for the French supermarket chain LeClerc, is a photographer like that.” the agency CHRISTA KLUBERT informs us. The series presented on GoSee is centered on regional suppliers and their products. It was important for the company to bridge the gap between customers and producers.
“Luckily, they hired Denis Rouvre: Hardly any photographer knows as well as him how to find this certain chemistry.” Christa Klubert explains and continues: “Rouvre’s pictures seem to depict the essence of a person. And in this case, we really mean the essence in its deeper sense. Rouvre manages to create an environment and a spark that just electrifies the viewer by means of sharp contrasts, special coloring and the positioning of the subjects. And he manages this in every single photograph. Just like the people he depicts, Rouvre is a man who knows his ropes.”
For BRÄHMUS, Anders JUNGERMARK followed a food truck, or in this case rather a juice truck, and captured everything to do with juice with his camera. The result is a picture series which convinces the viewer by means of great colors, interesting perspectives and, of course, his talented finger on the shutter.
Oliver Mark, the guy everybody trusts, has everything a good portrait photographer needs and more. First and foremost, he had enough (and well-deserved) the luck of be hired to photograph the internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano singer Elīna Garanča for the 2016 Gluck Opera Festival.
Dutch art gallery “Seelevel Gallery” did an exhibition about people in the public space lately with four different artists. One of the artists is Sander FOEDERER c/o CHRISTA KLUBERT, who is, as you can see on his web space, specialized on exactly this topic. This time, he was especially interested in the facial expressions of people who are listening to or watching someone during a gathering.
“As is often the case with Sander Foederer, he managed to create pictures that are quiet and intimate but nonetheless extremely expressive. He just has a special talent for creating a certain feeling of closeness for the viewer despite the distance. So you can very well imagine his pictures and their viewers. Funnily enough, he created a space where people meet in order to watch something: people who are watching something.” the agency tells GoSee.