Wednesday, 28 October 2009

leaving to antwerp

i will travel to antwerp tonight when just the owls are awake and the rest of the city is sleeping.
i imagine if owls could talk they would have a very plesant voice. dont you think so?

i promised my antwerp friend mieke that on my next return to antwerp i will bring something beautiful from all my trips i do - like in the fairy tales - when the prince or the fathers go on journeys and promise there daughters or princesses they will return with the most beautiful thing they can find on there journey.
i found something small but nice mieke!


nice picture by Sölve Sundsbo!
nice poem by EE cummings!

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

EE cummings

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


today i went for a wander with my dear london friend david white. david has eyes of an eagle and his eyes spotted a super tinny piece of paper on the floor. miaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuu
its the month of the cats for me - it all started with receiving a cat picture postcard sent by my friend Johanna. (click johanna to see her cat postcard collection .)

Monday, 26 October 2009



click this link THEFASHIONISTO to see some more images of the cole mohr story i shot earlier this year.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

akira naka

and here one of the shiseido images with the clothes of akira naka.

plan burger from outer space!!!

here is one of the images i did for shiseido with the cloth of my talented friend mikio sakabe.
the model is the super lovely japanese DJ mademosiselle yulia.

plan burger from outer space!!!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

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written afterwards

Today is the opening of the Shiseido exhibition but also the day that 3 of my friends in tokyo will show their collection at the Tokyo Fashion Week.
One of them is Yoshikazu Yamagata from the label Writtenafterwards
i shot his collection for some of the Shiseido images. His cloth this time is inspired by

"once upon a time, it was the first fashion show in our memories..
many gods are showing new clothes to many animals."

( all the drawings are by Yoshikazu Yamagata)

this three photos and more you can see in very big HERE tonight in japan.

tomorrow i will post the work i did together with the other two designers :)

Friday, 23 October 2009


i am cross.!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

ralph bonilla

sometimes i long to work as a duo. to share ideas and thoughts and to create together. if i would live in LA i would ask ralph bonilla to become from time to time "Ralph&Daniel". ralph´s work is such a pleasure for my heart and eyes.
ralph and i, really like the monster of lochness- so we both could have a second working space in scotland near the lake - and then while working together we could peek out of the window on the lake, to see if we catch "Nessie" swimming by.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


today its snowing in my room. its laundry day for my sheets and blanket covers.
i really like to hang them all over my room and to hide more and more things until my whole room becomes a huge snow landscape.


Monday, 19 October 2009

mieke willems webshop!!!!!

apart from my friends in antwerp i really miss the small shop, "mieke willems" . a shop filled with lovely things which makes your heart happy when you are sad, and even happier when you are already happy.

its getting cold so my mood is a bit sentimental but my heart made a jump today when i got the e-mail that there webshop is online now.


click and be happy

taro horiuchi 2010 s/s


this is the lookbook i shot for taro last time i was in japan. :)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

back from japan

i am back from japan and brought a panda box with me for dieter.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

exhibition japan

if you are in japan and have time come and drop by at my exhibition. I will show all new works i did together with SHISEIDO and 3 japanese designer

hello from japan

my favourite sweets from japan.

top 3




Friday, 9 October 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

My father, who passed away when i was very young, had two favourite film directors one was Polanski and the other was Terry Gilliam.

So it makes me really proud to write now that Terry Gilliam asked me to have my work featured in his up coming movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". I haven´t seen the movie yet so i dont know how much, how long and how clear they will be visible.
i do know that they are suposed to be shown in a scene when Heath Ledger and Lily Cole will look at them.

but look ( at the screen shot) i am named already in the credit list of the movie. AMAZING!!!!

e-mails of friends 1

a selection of images friends send me. so nice. makes me over happy.

oh and...

off to japan!!!

speak soon!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Katharina Trudzinski

The work of Katha makes me always happy.

(click" Katha" - to see her website)

Little Boots




My friend Chrissie Abbott ( just finished the super nice design of the next Little Boots single "Earthquake". I shoot the images for the single and a few more which will be published over the next few month. I always really enjoy working with Victoria and the whole Boots team and this time we had super nice back up from set designer David White. Cant wait until the "GOTHIC -TALES FROM THE CRYPT- BOOTS" images are out.

Little Boots - Photoshoot behind the scenes

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

mood board japan

my assistant cosmo did a wonderful mood board for my shiseido fusion in supporting and showcasing young designers in japan. shoot is next week - outcome will follow soon.

here some samples of the mood board

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Tom Nicon

bento box

last time in japan - i bought two wooden bento boxes (see the video). i want to bring them to all my photoshoots... so i can have my own cooked meals for lunch.

...maybe the small bento box can be for my assistant.

Monday, 5 October 2009

cole mohr

a few month ago i did a 40 page story with cole mohr for liebling magazine. but sadly liebling never hit the newstands. liebling was my favourite magazine from germany together with 032c.

styling: tabassom charaf

hair: stelli

illustration: kez glozier


i am leaving friday to japan - i want to learn all the secrets of ikebana.