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.

i cant wait

to ice skate with you…!


lately i draw an invisible wall of protection around me. (every morning.!)

guest contributor / Lucia Stamati

by Lucia Stamati

Everything being on flames
Burned down
Arrived on the edge of a new page
hard effort under the heat of a burning sun
without sun care
something got lost:
believe ;
moves mountains
distrust would ve blown it away
the dune
the sand
it would ve been distributed all over the place
but now I stand here in this ash-cloud, crippled wooden proofs of a civilisation, sticking out of this Armaggedon scenario
the vision said yes but the eyes said no and the heart realised:
it was not a monster hiding under our beds, waiting to be deconstructed
it s just the rats tail of a
they went nuts
believe burns mountains
distrust blows sand away
into unknown areas
waiting to be explored

pluto and charon

today the blueprints of my book “pluto and charon” arrived and next monday the book will go in finale print!

now its the countdown… i am very excited.

the book will feature wonderful texts :

* a text by the great astrophysicist Christian Stephan-Otto

* a poem by my very dear friend and talented poet Koen Sels

* a very personal text on my work by… Enrique Giner de los Rios (of course!)


* a very special story by the wonderful writer László Krasznahorkai

and as i always say…

more soon… !


at a young age Daniel was carried off to babylon where he became famous for interpreting dreams…

last night i dreamed about sitting in my room which been completely empty , looking at a wonderful huge spiderweb. watching how many spiders spinning and connecting the web in my room. it was a very impressive dream. i was not scared.!


To see a spider spinning a web in your dream, signifies that you will be rewarded for your hard work. You will be promoted in your job or recognized for your achievement in a difficult task. Spiders are also a symbol of creativity due to the intricate webs they spin. On a negative note, spiders may indicate a feeling of being entangled or trapped in a sticky or clingy relationship. It represents some ensnaring and controlling force. You feel that someone or some situation is sucking the life right out of you.
To see a spider climbing up a wall in your dream, denotes that your desires will be soon be realized.


the good thing about having fluffy hair is …. that within seconds you can change your hair do.

so… i could walk around the corner of a street and have a new hair style or i could stand at a bus stop and every time no-one is looking i could quickly change my hair.

its not bad at all to have fluffy hair.


where does all the time go?

i mean what happens with all the time which has past…

i mean it must go somewhere… but where?

a place and space of past time maybe?



so rainy today!

outside all is covered by blankets of greys

but inside of me are a lot of colours today

my mind is filled with ashes of roses
my heart is filled with fawn
my stomach is filled with cucumber
( a real cucumber is inside my stomach too – i ate half as a snack. but cucumber is such a lovely name for a color too. dont you think? cucumber green)

if its so grey outside and so colourful inside its a good day to continue working on my children book.

the story will be quite cucumber!
well it will be about all the colours inside of us
and about the days when all seems grey and dark
but then…

more soon


this weekend things turned green

i like green.


In some cultures – green – symbolizes hope and growth.

i went with my green explorer friends Sebastian and Ana on a bike trip to the nature.

(ana has a lovely green bike with the name: Willow!)

would it not be nice if ana, sebastian and me be dressed in all kind of shades of green on our next journey to the countryside.?.!

… i want to get these lovely green felt shoes.!

Green Soundtrack

“green jacket”

“green green grass of home”

“green onions”

to help others is to help yourself

a few weeks ago i joined a volunteer organisation called “befriending lonely elderly”in london. the organisation befriends around 400 isolated older people each year – most of whom are over 80 years old (with long term health problems and limited mobility). the vision of the organisation is a borough in which no older person is isolated.

do you remember how a few month ago i wished for a fake aunt?
a fake grandpa and grandma is as wonderful – i tell you.

if you have some time aside – you may have a look at some volunteer work near you – there are so many nice projects involving nature, animals, elderly, children, homeless, disabled…

its such a warm and lovely feeling to donate time to others


to help others is to help yourself.

wonderfully brilliant

this morning i got a wonderfully brilliant note from my (fake) brother saying:

“I had a beautiful dream about you last night, brother. we were at a hillside cemetery together with a nice old lady… and we strewn coloured sand down the hill, the wind helped us, to make those beautiful different colours dispersed and mixed very nicely and huge in the air. it was wonderfully brilliant.

do your best

someone´s alone in the city tonight… you gotta do what´s right.
reach out your hands to the one alone in your city tonight.

(john maus)