Born in Germany in 1979, Daniel Sannwald is emerging as one of the true original voices in contemporary photography. In a landscape dominated by referential and repetitive imagery, Daniel is establishing a strong and recognizable signature that is already catching the attention of some of the most influential trendsetters in the fashion and photography industries. His surrealistic and hauntingly beautiful images speak of a world were Fashion and Art meet to reveal a unique narrative.
Daniel studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and is now based in London.
Daniel contributes to numerous magazines. Amongst them: Dazed & Confused, i-D, Vogue Hommes Japan, V magazine and Qvest. His work has been honoured with a nomination by the Photomuseum Winterhur in Switzerland, and a Lead Award nomination in Germany. He has photographed projects for Louis Vuitton, Nike, Adidas, Replay, Wrangler and Shiseido.

lettre de belumenfeld

ast friday i found a letter by the Nadia , a relevant of Erwin Blumenfeld, in my postbox. Blumenfeld has been one of my heroes ! He has been a true visionair of his time and still is today. click here to read more about him.

i am so excited!

Its wonderful to have such a new penpal. although i did not have much time lately to write any of my letter friends!

je biseaute l’attente de vous écrire de nouveau Nadia!

London College of Fashion

Today my workshop started at the LCF.! Such a lovely class… we are working on a really nice charity project… will show you next month! The class is very motivated… and the teacher too (of course!)

michel and me 2 / hyeres festival 2011

u/c magazine is out soon

our magazine u/c is coming out soon!
we are all really happy with the issue. very nice contributors…

cover by mark borthwick

pull and bear video


hyeres 2011 VIDEO / the moon always follows the sun

the moon always follows the sun / hyeres 2011

here some parts of the show in hyeres

and an interview by tag christof for 2dm.

So, your exhibition opens today at Festival Hyères. What can we expect?
The show is curated by Michel Mallard, who I deeply respect. The show will be my work trough his eyes. He made a great selection of works and the room will take the visitors on a journey trough my visual world over the past five years.

Are you having a nice time in Provence?
I rented a nice country house with some friends from London. Its a wonderful house with a huge garden surrounded by fields and trees. We even have goats in our garden (and goats are one of my favourite animals). Its just lovely. More Friends are arriving from France, Germany and Belgium this evening. It feels like a nice holiday and we are enjoying the time together; grilling fishes, taking boat trips on the sea, reading poems, exploring nature and having late talks at night with wine and cheeses.

“The moon always follows the sun,” the title of the exhibition, is gorgeous and evocative. What’s behind it?
I am fascinated by the fact that things come to you and find you in the right moments. You just need to be aware and open, and not on a search. Last year I experienced the loss of a great love and was unable to understand the concept that the world kept on turning. For me everything stood still and I was extremely confused by the fact that my world stopped, yet the outside world kept on turning. One day in an African bookshop I found a poem titled “The moon always follows the sun.” It gave me much strength at that moment. I thought it would be a wonderful title for my first exhibition and a good link to my book title “Pluto and Charon” and my fascination with the universe…

click here to read the whole interview.

michel mallard and me / hyeres festival 2011

bottega veneta special for sunday times

Stylist: Lucy Ewing
Hair: Angelo Seminara / Streeters
Make Up: Ayami Nishimura / Julian Watson
Model: Iris Egbers / Select

greetings from hyeres

one more day to go! tomorrow is the opening of the 26th festival of hyeres. my exhibition “the moon always follows the sun” is set up and we are all very excited.

for our stay some friends of mine and I rented a really nice country house in the nature of hyeres. its wonderful. we have goats in our garden!

wish you all could be here.! we could grill fishes and drink wine at night.

and from time to time i would read you guys a poem.

voyage vers le Sud

i am off to france for my show “the moon always follows the sun” at the hyeres festival.
hope to see you there.

à bientôt!