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.

back to my roots

arena homme+

Styling: Max Pearmain
Hair: Chi Wong
Model: Josh Bitelli @ D1


filming is over and post production is on!



Arena Homme + out now

more soon

welcome to studio sannwald

The Absence of Anything #2

Here in vienna we are working very much on the preparation for the film “The Absence of Anything”.
Its nice to have found such a nice circle of people.
we are all very excited about this project.

10 days to go before we start filming.

Lucien’s and my hand

ursa minor

hey moon!
your pale round face
makes me feel at home in any place i happen to be
at a quarter past three

Interview Germany – Fade to Grey

Make up : Inge Grognard
Model: Agnes Sokolowska / IMG
Digital Make up and Retouch : Studio Private

The Absence of Anything

I am still in vienna working on my short film “The Absence of Anything”.

Its really special to see how my written words become alive with the spoken words of the actor.
I cant wait to show you the final work!


the Storyboard

we started working with the Actors on the texts


Hello Everyone

I know i been super quite but everything is very busy at the moment.

However we are working since month on a new Website which will go online in a couple of weeks. Lots of surprises!

My Agency has put up a Facebook page for me so you can follow my latest Works, News and Behind the Scenes from now on here:

Click here to find the Facebook page

Kisses from Vienna ( the city of cakes and coffees )


Interview Magazine Germany out now!

styling: kathi kauder
hair: tina outen
make up: isamaya ffrench
manicurist: sophy robson
special effects mask: jez @ crawley creatures
model: anastasija @ elite

POP Magazine x Dior X Anselm Reyle POP Magazine x Dior X Anselm Reyle

The new Pop is out! I shot a 22 page story in collaboration with Dior and the artist Anselm Reyle.

my favourite shot out of the collaboration – see below

Anselm Reyle and me at work ( Behind the Scenes @ Paris Limited edition Cover Shoot)

Oh BTW i shot the hardcover on my iphone 4! ;-)
and some other nice images too (see below)
i love my iphone!!