Hair & lifestyle products, perfume, fake eyelashes, and handmade make-up brushes – welcome to the enigmatic world of SHU UEMURA. Shu Uemura (19 June, 1928 – 29 December, 2007) was a Japanese make-up artist and founder of the uber-famous cosmetics line which bears his name.
STILLSTARS : “A perfect fusion between product colors and Asian textures gives Michael Brunn’s latest story for Shu Uemura that unique commercial je ne sais quoi.”
Shu Uemura sold his company to French cosmetics giant L'Oréal in 2004 for an undisclosed amount of money. At the time of his death, the company had stores in Paris, New York City, London and Hong Kong, as well as outlets throughout Japan. The shoot took place at Studio Astre Paris, with styling by Suzy Kim from New York.
STILLSTARS : “Wolf-Dieter Böttcher is still anything but ordinary. His untiring spirit never repeats itself and always leaves the beholder in awe. Here for Instyle magazine.” Styling by Theresa Pichler.
STILLSTARS : “Elevated living that never loses its feeling of ‘home’ is Jeroen van der Spek’s signature – here once again for VT Wonen scandic.” Styling: Cleo Scheulderman.
Founded in 1818 by Jean Louis Richard Pillivuyt and installed in the Berry area (center of France) for 200 years, Pillivuyt is one of the oldest and most prestigious French porcelain brands. Since the beginning, the company has anchored itself in local heritage. STILLSTARS : “A master of colors in their quietest timbre, Lars Ranek’s artful work was chosen for Pillivuyt’s brand relaunch.” Styling by Monica Cetti. GoSee : pillivuyt.fr
STILLSTARS : “Bernd Westphal’s Brave New World, a brilliant and beautiful interpretation of a world seemingly perfect and intact yet ultimately segregated by fear, in which those who dare to ‘live’ must do so hidden behind a mask of make believe.” CD was Alexandra Westphal, with styling by Henrik Mielicke.
STILLSTARS : “His own passion for cooking is exactly what gives Jan Herbolsheimer’s work its undeniable credibility.”
Delving deep into the culinary richness of life is something Claudia Gödke’s camera has always been completely at home with. Styling: Maria Struck.