Per Zennström is a modern, contemporary fashion photographer, filmmaker, blogger, on-line publisher, teacher & public speaker passionate about photography, fashion & pop-culture, new media and the space where they all meet, mix and mate...
Fashion photographer Per Zennstrom & 3D artist Torsten Weese / Recom collaborates on a multi-media piece using 3D technology mixed with old-school photography.Computer Animation, Film, Photography2014
I'm always thrilled to have the opportunity to direct the visual communication for luxury fashion label Stephan Boya. This season we produced a video + some stills + a small Instagram campaign...Creative Direction, Film, Photography2014
Model Ambra Bolin channels her inner Disney princess in this fake teaser for an imaginary Japanese horror movie.Film, Photography2013
... a small sweet nothing starring Dina at Izaio Management.Fashion, Film, Photography2013
Model Michaela Bodenmiller starrs in a new, colorful project for luxury fashion label Stephan Boya.Film, Photography2013
Techno legend Frank Muller aka Beroshima - Visual identity and look for the release of his new album "Real to Reel"Digital Art, Film, Photography2013
This project came about as a consequence of my work as (sometime) guest teacher and lecturer at Fotoskolan STHLM. I was there for a conversation with the students on fashion photography and since I asked everyone to shoot something I needed to do the same.
I asked my friend make-up artist Linda Sundqvist to collaborate with me on an idea about throwing pigments and I was very happy when she accepted.
I guess You all have seen the amazing images from the hindu festival Holi were pigments are thrown around -this was our starting point.
We were very fortunate to be able to have two great New Faces from Mika’s in the studio, the stunning Sofia and fresh faced Astrid.
Spring Studio very generously provided us with one of their spacious studios and all the equipment we asked for. Also a very big “Thank You” to Niclas Blyberg at Molanders who made an extra effort to make sure that we had everything we needed in the studio and who also took the time to explain the intricacies of certain lighting systems to the students.
We ended up with a lot of images and video and even a GIF and I put together a Tumblr site with all the material as an "end product"
Now that spring and reasonable temperatures have finally arrived here in Berlin I thought it be approprite to post a short snow video I made one night while #walkingthedog.
This is really just a short, sweet nothing that I happen to like very much.
Shot with my SamsungS3 (the best camera is the one You have in your pocket)Film2013
Stephan Boya “Red, White & Blue”
For their latest “Red, White & Blue” campaign, luxury fashion label Stephan Boya teams up (once again) with fashion photographer Per Zennstrom , starring stunning beauty Michaela Bodenmiller.
Again, Berlin based fashion photographer & filmmaker Per Zennstrom was chosen to direct the video and shoot the stills and is reflecting on the process working with the same client over a longer period of time and what it takes to stay on target.
“For some time now I have been intimately involved with the luxury cashmere fashion label Stephan Boya in regards to their imagery, both when it comes to stills and video. For this season we choose to re-enlist Michaela Bodenmiller, who we had shot a few seasons ago.
As always, for Stephan Boya, the goal was to convey a sense of effortless, urban chic, coupled with a really high energy level. A dear friend of mine once told me that the trick is“always tell the same story, but every time You have to tell it in a different way”Fashion, Film, Photography2013
Smoldering beauty Annabelle Schmidt starrs in the latest video and still campaign for luxury label Stephan Boya, directed and shot by photographer Per Zennstrom.Film, Photography2013
PAPER - CREATIVITY STARTS HERE
Fashion designer Michael Sontag doesn’t sketch, draw or otherwise put his ideas down on paper before getting to work on his designs. Instead he intuitively and very much hands-on starts draping the fabric directly on his model - like a sculptor working with steel, glass or stone.
It’s his hands that are doing the work, directly manipulating the raw materials. The shapes are born directly from underneath his hands moving over a body and it’s this approach that leads to the fluidity, intimacy and movement of his pieces.
In this collaborative project Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper serves as his raw material. Folding, draping, moulding and ripping the paper he is creating instant and very short lived designs that only live long enough to be recorded on a computer chip in a camera.
It’s a very poetic mix of fashion, performance and semi-scientific research.
DIGITAL - WORK, PROCESS & IMAGINATION
This performance and dance-like piece is documented and digitalized by fashion photographer Per Zennstrom. Even though the resulting sculptural shapes are physical objects consisting of real paper they will only live for an instant, barely enough to be recorded and preserved in digital form before they are gone.
The digital output of Michael Sontags work is then presented on stage at Photokina, in theform of a fashion photo-shooting/performance which in many ways is a digital "reflection" and re-enactment of the first analogue session.
PAPER - THE END
As the process and performance nears the end the resulting images are again migrating back to the original media - paper. Large format prints from the photo shooting will be printed out on printers in plain view of the visitors...Fashion, Film, Photography2012
Luxury cashmere label Stephan Boya introduces Mikaela B. in this video presenting their latest collection.Fashion, Film2012
QVEST Magazine - Shu Uemura / Manga
-a beauty story based on the manga characters by artist Yoshitomo Nara
This story was based on the manga characters by japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. You'll recognize his drawings of all the "angry children"
During the planning of this story I went through a few different lighting ideas, including a highly retouched and synthetic look, before settling for this clean and simple solution. Basically I just filled a large white room (white floor and ceiling) with light which gives an extremely soft and "clear" look. There are no shadows at all...
Fashion: Versace Chanel Dries van der Noten Prada
Model Ania P / Viva
Stylist: Christian Stemmler
Hair: Thomas Kemper
Make-up: Steffi Willmann
Shot with the +Leica Camera S2 systemFashion Styling, Photography2012
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Redux
Kate @ Izaio models channels her inner Charlotte Gainsbourg
Model Kate @ Izaio taking on the role as french it-girl Charlotte Gainsbourg in a personal project based on hyper-classic british pieces like the Union Jack and the Burberry trenchcoat.
These images were part of a fashion photography workshop that I led at the Berliner Teknische Kunsthochschule were 22 photography students collaborated with modeling agency Izaio.Fashion, Photography2012
“Magnetic” by Per Zennstrom in Neue Mode Magazine
Neue Mode Magazine is continuing it’s quest for visual simplicity and strong imagery and just published a new fashion story by photographer Per Zennstrom.
Set in a sunny and sparsly populated Berlin apartment model Kate @ Izaio was dressed in selected vintage pieces by stylist Nada Lottermann with Hair & Make-Up done by Ilke Jänicke.
Photographer: Per Zennstrom
Stylist: Nada Lottermann
Hair & Make-Up: Ilka Jänike @ Blossom
Model: Kate @ Izaio
Location: the Apartment / Studio Magnus ReedFashion, Photography2012
This project on the fashion designer Michael Sontag's process, consisting of both stills and video, was published in QVEST Magazine as well as on Vimeo.
By integrating a QR code (that let's you play the video directly off the page) in the magazine, and thereby layering the different media into each other I tried to create one seamless experience that tells one story in two different ways...Fashion, Film, Photography2012
Fluorescent tubes and street art mixes with high fashion
This fashion project was revealed on Jan. 19th. during Berlin Fashion Week 2012 and consisted of a multi-projector, site specific video installation, (outside in the streets as well as inside the chic nightclub Tausend) plus a traditional print campaign.
Aiming to merge the label Marcell von Berlin's confident & edgy fashion DNA with the city's unique and gritty street-art sensibility we decided to integrate already-in-place art pieces by Olafur Eliason & JR into our project. The layering our fashion narrative on top of their work resulted in productive clashes of imagery and a unique and very urban texture which suited the labels temperament very well.
Integrating all aspects of this project, such as Print, Digital, Video, Event & Marketing into a cohesive whole, the idea was to offer a tech-savvy and marketing-effective edge to the label which was showing a collection for the first time and demanded something edgy and high-energy.
... an example of this thinking: The promotional event at Bar Tausend was treated more as a street-art installation where we re-cycled imagery and video from the still campaign. Chasing our own tail so to speak...
A "fluorescent cube" was a central element which appeared in every part of this project and offered a visual "red thread" that held everything together. The cube was built with of-the-shelf material from any hardware store and literally held together with tape.
Contains some light nudity, nothing to worry about...
Director: Per Zennström
Director of Photography: Björn Jonas
Stylist: Diana Nagler
Hair & Make-Up: Ilka Jänicke
Line Producer: Kathrin Limburg
Model: Jenny Strahl
Location: CarLoft BerlinCreative Direction, Fashion, Photography2012
Sunkissed beauty Corinna @ Elite in a clean fashion & still campaign for contemporary luxury brand Stephan Boya.Film, Photography, Creative Direction2012
Teaser for fashion designer Marcell von Berlin's upcoming video installation, during Berlin Fashion Week jan. 2012.
Shot at the ultra-chic CarLoft Berlin where You take Your car into the elevator and park on Your balcony we managed to raise some eyebrows when we un-intentionally set of the fire alarm with our smoke machineFashion, Video Arts, Photography2012
Digital fashion & beauty photography with 3D modeling...
My brand new "Beauty warrior" editorial out now in the re-designed and award winning FELD 100, starring Lisa-Maria @ Place Models with the looks designed by Spiri Fountoglou.Photography, Digital Imaging, Fashion2011
Models Valery Schiller and Steven George Post, in a darkly romantic fashion editorial for Style League shot at the deliciously victorian & run down Schloß Marquardt..
Style by: Paul Schlosser
Hair & Make-Up by Diana Stimper.Photography, Fashion2011
Much lauded designer duo Altewai.Saome provided the graphics from their current SS 2012 collection which were then projected onto the face of new face Sally @ Mika's in this experimental beauty short...
This short movie was produced at a recent event hosted by Leica & Goecker Sweden, where I was invited to talk about my images and my experience with the Leica S2 system, and also do a quick "public shooting"
Hair & Make-Up by Sofia Lewandrowski @ ArtOfficial
Cameras: Mats Levfert & Daniel RudelandFashion, Video Arts, Graphic Design2011
Recently I had the opportunity to show a group of colleagues some images and talk a bit about how I work with the Leica S2 system. This event was hosted by Goecker Sweden and I also did a very quick and experimental beauty shooting where design duo Altewai.Saome had provided some beautiful graphics that I projected onto the face of Sally @ Mika's. Make-Up and hair by longtime collaborator Sofia LewandrowskiPhotography, Graphic Design, Fashion2011
... a fashion shooting for Quality Magazine, starring Joelle Pforr, lounging in a sea of orchids.Fashion, Photography, Video Arts2011
Digital & print in a multi media installation, in collaboration with fashion designer Michael Sontag, hosted by LEICA Recom Art & Hahnemuehle Paper.Photography, Multimedia, Creative Direction2011
- a video teaser for Berlin based, street chic men's label SoPopular.Film, Fashion, Creative Direction2011
This monumental 20 pages editorial is a tribute to creative and slightly chaotic art schools everywhere and especially FOTOSKOLAN STHLM where I sometimes teach & lecture...
I generally feel a bit nervous when You're given complete creative freedom ie. "You can do whatever You want, but it better be good !"
In this case my only instructions was that the story needed to be about "art & fashion" and Qvest wanted something with my "signature" on it, which of course was very flattering !
I was very fortunate to be able to once again work with some of my favorite creatives and our very openminded and horizontal way of working together seemed to suit this type of project.Fashion, Photography2011
A fashion initiative by the Sisters brand to highlight and showcase new & emerging swedish fashion talent...Photography, Advertising, Fashion2011
Advertising is the new editorial, say I. Here is a compilation of a few seasons work for German fashion label Görtz 17 masterminded by creative agence loved.dePhotography, Advertising, Fashion2010
... a haunting, darkly romantic fashion story by Per Zennström for on-line fashion retailer Yalook.Photography, Fashion, Hair Styling2010
Chaya Couture, by Jill Asemota, is a new and fast moving urban luxury brand focusing on an a discerning clientele which best could be discribed as "downtown chic".Fashion, Photography, Publishing2011
Lee Jeans and Qompendium published this fashion story by photographer Per Zennström, celebrating the Apollo 11 moonlanding in 1969. Photos by Per Zennsröm and 3-D objects by Michael Hansmeyer.Photography, Digital Imaging, Advertising2010
... a series of experimental still lifes, using ordinary metal thread.Photography2011
An experimental movie using ordinary school magnets, iron fillings and Sculptris 3D software...Digital Imaging, Film, Computer Animation2012
This is a screencast & live webcast of my recent conversation with the photography students at the Berliner Teknische Kunsthochschule in Berlin. I was invited by artist / photographer Andrej Glusgold to have a conversation " ... on fashion photography"Podcasting2011
Fashion editorial for Falter Magazine featuring the knits of Sandra Backlund in a story based on a Nordic woodnymph theme, by contemporary fashion photographer Per ZennströmPhotography, Fashion2011
This is the centerpiece triptych produced for the multi-media installation "Berlin Blue" at "Wednedsdays Child" hosted by HOMaGE / projectGALERIE in may 2008, in Berlin.Photography2010
Per Zennström's on-line, pop-cultural project 11horses -"the viral issue" is a visual exploration of things viral I have long had an interest in how ideas, gestures and “memes” get transmitted throughout our societies, changing, evolving and mutating...Publishing, Photography, Design2010
...a bathing suit editorial for Plaza magzine, mixing colors, cultures and patterns in an attempt to raise the energy level.Photography, Fashion, Graphic Design2010
Per Zennström photographed pop-star Robyn for Spex Magazine in a kaleidoscopic whirlwind teaparty, shot at the Berliner Volksbühne. The story is extensivly digitally manipulated and doesn't try to hide that factPhotography, Photo Manipulation, Fashion2010
The So Popular 2010 lookbook "Come as you are", photographed by Per Zennström, starring Ash Stymest / Select Models 6 Luisa / Viva Models, in a reversed Antonioni "Blow Up" scenarioFashion, Photography, Street Art2010