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.

mieke, squirrel and me

my dear friend mieke who is over for visit has a wonderful blog and she wrote about our days in london and our meeting with the squirrel.

click here to

mood ring

today my friends and i bought mood rings.

i cant tell you how much i enjoy looking at how the color changes.

between my friends and me, my ring had always the most colors combinations.
its almost like having a little northern light around your finger.

business talk

i am happy to announce that i will be in 6 september issues of 6 different magazines.

cant wait to show you everything.

and i did a small web update. have a look. :-)

click here!

the flying spring onion

today was a very lucky day. my friends from belgium arrived and being around them makes me very happy.

i brought them to a special house. a house with walls made out of books.
a book house.!

we all found nice books.

my favourite books in the book house:

- The flying spring onion

- The forgetful Squirrel

food and friends

today was a day full of work but also a day filled with nice friends and nice food.

i went to see lenni for lunch at the rochelle canteen and we shared:

- Green Salad
- Duck Hearts, Pickled Walnut & Watercress
- Sweetbread Terrine & Broad Beans
- Poached Gooseberries & Elderflower Sorbet

for dinner i meet with isa, lale and andres and we eat nice too!

i had a steak and honey and thym rosted peaches.

what a nice day.!

today i was thinking: life just keeps on going.

my housemate stefan knew what i meant with that and we both been sad for a bit. but just a bit.
a tiny bit – so we could still enjoy the rest of a wonderful monday.


today i went with my “weekly day of things we never done before – club” to a place called LION SEA. ( well actually its called leigh on sea but lets pretent its called LION SEA)

if you dont know about my club click here!

we traveled by train with a nice selection of books and a wonderful nice ride trough the countryside.

our “train” book selection was:

- E.E.Cummings – selected poems
- Ted Hughes – Gaudete
- Three Czech Poets – Nezval, Bartusek, Hanzilk
- The golden treasures of the best songs and lyrical poems in english language
- Citroen the car

We wandered to a nice spot in Lion Sea and watched the tides while eating mussels.
i really like tides – its nice to watch changes.

the tides made me think of one of my favourite children books “The Neverending Story by Michael Ende” – and the desert of colors which exists in a symbiosis with Perilin the night forest.
A desert at day and a forest at night.

“If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless.

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won’t understand what Bastian did next.”
— Michael Ende (The Neverending Story)

second shoot / day 2

first shoot / day 1

today i photographed the owls from the harry potter movie and thomas penfound.
owls are such magical and wonderful animals. i imagine if owls could talk they would have a very plesant voice. dont you think so?
thomas was very nice too.

we had a lovely lunch today:


- beetroot and salmon
- fig and walnut salad
- cooked vegetables


- chicken feet´s

the names of the owl´s:

twix, snickers and bounty

“…because i like chocolate” said the owl trainer.!

most played song today:

i am ready

following days:

my work marathon starts tomorrow

-Men´s Collections
-Couture in paris

we planned some really nice things – and i will try to do things i have never tried before – which makes it always very exciting and challenging.

will show you soon.

to relax my mind today:

i was reading leonard cohen and i enjoyed very much this one:


you tell me that silence
is nearer to peace than poems
but if for my gift
I bought you silence
(for I know silence)
you would say

This is not silence
this is another poem

and you would hand it back to me.

14th July

wood, soft boys, mini ice cream, haute couture and eliot

i enjoy my new bought wood pens!

i enjoy to talk with soft boys such as my sensitive friends milos and ralph.

if something has a mini version i mostly enjoy that more then the big version – such as mini coca cola cans or mini ice creams.

i really enjoy eliot and been reading in the train yesterday.

because i know that time is always time
and place is always place
and what is actual is actual only for one time
and only for one place

(t.s. eliot “ash – wednesday”)

and i enjoy to think about that in few more days my first couture shoot will happen. i am very excited. will tell you all about it … :-)

the fox returns

hello.! this is me saying hello from fox lane (first picture).

charlotte, hadas and me been on a fox hunt this sunday and monday:

traveling to fox lane which is on a nice hill.
staying in a hotel called “fox combe.
dinning in “THE FOX”.
finding a leaf who looks like the head of a fox.
passing a statue of a fox talking to a squirrel.
seeing lots of pictures of foxes and even a door with a fox!

… but no real fox.

oh but we agreed to return next year and hunt again….