Rising artist, Marcus Paarmann, joins Satiety Paper with a series that easily holds it’s own. Starring the gorgeous Bojana Drobnjak as the face of the feature; this editorial packs a classic punch of northern European purity, innervated with expressive energy. The form flattering wardrobe pieces we’re elected by Stylist, Ha Phan Bich; and lend a simple frame to the powerful aesthetic of the subject. Sometimes less, really is more. Enjoy!
Photography: Marcus Paarmann
Stylist: Ha Phan Bich
1. Can you describe yourself for us in 5 words?
Patient, Open, Reticent , Thoughtful, Honest
2. Can you remember the first time you picked up a camera? Your first subject?
My first subject was my old friend from school; in 2007. She was a beautiful woman, and I wanted to show her how I experienced her beauty.
3. What made you choose photography? Or did it choose you?!
I don’t know who choose whom. I believe that it was just a life coincidence, a good coincidence. I studied architecture originally, but after a few years I realized it wasn’t my life’s mission. Then I decided to give my beloved hobby a try, and explore whether or not it might be the right direction for my life. To be honest, I never thought this career would develop so quickly.
4. Are you drawn to a particular style of photography, as a connoisseur? Are there specific artists that inspire your style?
There are a few photographers who are my absolute inspirations like Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindberg, Paolo Roversi. I’d say I have a classical style of photography, but I’m open to experiencing new techniques.
5. Do you prefer shooting with models or with friends? And when you do shoot models…favorite agencies to work with, or specific subjects?
I never have restrictions to a model or not; if I a see a beautiful person (who may be a friend, an acquaintance or a professional) I would just ask to take an image of him/her. Job-wise: of course I work more often with professional models, but also many actresses, bloggers and other civilians.The agencies that I work with most are: M4, 2PM, Core, Izaio, Spin and a lot of independent scouters.
6. Also: is it easier to shoot men or women? Why?!
For me, there is zero difference (in the sex of the model); if its man or a woman. It’s about the beautiful human being.
7. Where do we find you living these days?
I live in the city of Berlin! Of course, I travel a lot and working in many different places, in different countries, around the world. Mostly I am in Berlin.
8. Favorite environment to work in…Studio or on location?
My studio gives me a great feeling of control, power and security; and sometimes for the model, it is easier to open up in the studio. Of course, I also love location shootings. Even if I’m on a vacation, if I spot an amazing setting, I go crazy to try and find a model for a few shots.
9. Do you have an intuitive way to identify a location for your shoots? When you see it, does it just feels right to you? Or are there different planning/ selection steps
I think every photographer or creative mind has this intuition. You just see it and it’s like: “Damn, so here it shall be!”. But it doesn’t always work out. I check the lighting and then I do some test shots, so I can see if the images that are produced, match the vision that I’ve imagined.
10. Do you love the control of diverse lighting set ups, or do you prefer working with natural light?
I love the control of creating in my studio, yes. But there is nothing in this world as beautiful as the magical light of a natural sunset. There is no artificial light arrangement that can simulate that!
11. As a very successful photographer already…What’s “the dream” Anna?
First, thank you for asking me this question. I don’t think I’m of myself as being a ‘successful’ photographer yet; but I will assert that I am on my way there! My dream is to have no walls inhibiting me from unlimited creation: no model or celebrity that I wouldn’t be able to work with. That fantasy would include the greatest clients in the world, and being appreciated by the worlds most creative minds.
12. Finally, on a personal note, tell us your favorite things: vacationing spot, type of music, a splurge, a designer you love, and or your drink of choice (if you have one)?!
Vacation: Somewhere very very warm; with a beautiful beach!
Music: Madonna, Depeshe Mode, Trentemoller
Designer: Jil Sander
Drink: Black Coffee, NO milk!
Photographer: Anna Daki
Hair: Anna Ermilina ( Vanessa Nouveau )
Welcome to our newest editorial from Swiss photographer (and team) Ramon Spaeti. ‘Hip To Be Square’ encapsulates modern style, and effortless energy; mixed high on a turntable to some carefree funk. The story is an ironic blend of cheeky and demure. It plays on fashion’s light hearted origin as a costume art, and a way to make light of the seriousness of our lives. The protagonista, Michelle M. was a perfect choice to portray the coy, urbanite lead. She infuses attitude and aloof charisma to an otherwise, very quotidian succession of experiences and interactions. The eclectic looks we’re compiled by genius stylist Debora Giugno, and offset by low maintenance grooming additions from artist Philipp Keusen. As is often the case in life as in art, the devil’s in the details. Enjoy!
Photographer: Ramon Spaeti
Stylist: Debora Giugno
Beauty: Philipp Keusen
Model: Michelle M. @ Scout Models Zurich
Designers: Stine Goya, Pigalle, Adidas, MM6 Maison Margiela, Comme des Garçons Play, American Apparel, Aikyou and Circus Hotel
Thanks to Waldraud Zurich
Stefano Fabbri returns to Satiety Paper with a lovely new studio set featuring the Paper’s alum, Joanne N. The story highlights the fluidity of the model’s powerful physique; spotlighting her as the focus, in white underpinnings, lingerie basics and the application of strong contrasts. The highlight on Joanne’s figure allows the details of the dark background to exist with subtlety, and to support the journey of the eye, rather than detract from it. We found these strong and simple (black and white) images immediately reminiscent of some of Lindbergh newest, and most memorable, studio sets; with the addition of a modern edge. The absence of complicated adornments, directs focus to the discretely seductive tone of the portrayal…without overwhelming the artistic composition. It’s another beautiful product from the collaborative efforts of two great talents. Enjoy!
Photography: Stefano Fabbri
To compliment our, already extremely delectable, additions to the Spring Fling issue of Satiety Paper, nothing was more fitting than incorporating another ‘Perfect 10’. The thanks for this gorgeous feature goes to Libertine and Satiety Paper alum, Erik Tranberg. An original and constant source of inspiration since the birth of the Libertine, Erik routinely turns out memorable and heavy hitting imagery; worthy of wallpapering our entire office in the prints! For Satiety Paper #4, Erik requisitioned the up-and-coming Russian sensation, Lada Kravchenko (who has worked with such infamous photographic talents as David Bellemere, Herring + Herring, and Filippo Del Vita – to name a few) as his muse and partner in crime. With her naturally sultry aura and unrelentingly perfect figure, Lada could easily steal a screen of any size; making this collection even more punchy for our paper. Erik surpasses his past triumphs with this new editorial, fit for the likes of Victoria’s Secret. Sleek black leather mixed with modern, structured under-pinnings…miles of smooth skin, tousled hair and a sharp pair of smoky eyes…strike an opulent chord for the story’s undertone. The results of this partnership are quite positively…picture perfect. Enjoy!
Photography: Erik Tranberg
Model: Lada Kravchenko
Meet fashion’s new demigoddess, Brianna Stone. If the term ‘the body’ hadn’t already been coined by the infamous Heidi Klum…we would declare Miss Stone as the original. The Satiety Paper team experienced her for the first time, through the portfolio updates of Lucas Passmore (a master craftsman of the lens). Not only does Lucas routinely turn out some of the most timeless fashion pieces by an upcoming artist…but the way he pulls together the team for each of his editorials, has a way of blending rare and unpredictable elements of perfection into a mesmerizing final product. ‘Lost Lake’ is a perfect example; framing raw elements of nature to serve as an exquisite backdrop for the intoxicating suppleness of our dame. The pairing of organic beauty, both in his subject and in the surrounding landscape, create a fluid harmony, right before the eye. Each image portrays a composition that, though juxtapose in texture, strikes a complimentary compatibility. For the cover story of our fourth issue, it’s an honor to kick of on such a high note. Enjoy!
Model: Brianna Stone
Photographer: Lucas Passmore
Looking towards the hypnotizing reflection of your image in glass. you see through yourself. You turn ever so slightly to glimpse yourself from an unfamiliar angle…and as you look long, you see your deepest truths revealed. To share this moment with someone, would be to expose your secrets in all transparency to the intimacy of the moment. You cannot help but wonder…through the air of solitude… is somebody watching from a darkened windows? Might your eyes lock on an inquisitive gaze looking back. In the reverence of the moment, you cannot help but fantasize as to how one fleeting glance may stop your heart and leave you breathless.
Thus is the nature and conceptualization of this stirring new piece; conjured by the lens of Satiety Paper veteran, Craig Stuart Eisenberg. Craig focuses his lens on the vulnerable beauty of model Hannah Kirkelie. Her disarming transparency sets the tone for a voyeuristic glimpse into her journey of discovering the self. Stealing a precious instant of intimacy with our subject, lends a sense of exclusivity to the series…and allows the audience to get lost a long side her. Enjoy!
Model: Hannah Kirkelie
Reminiscent of the fabulously sensual models featured in Guess campaigns since their start: ‘Guess Girl’ Sarah Nicole Harvey stirs the viewers’ imagination and boils their blood, in this risque new editorial from photographer Stefano Brunesci. Incorporating all of the mechanics of sensuality, and the synchronized elements of seduction, Sarah crafted her own hair and beauty styles to set a spicy tone. The subject’s prowess is revealed, as the working gears of space and time mesh together in this exquisite portrayal of passion unleashed. This series successfully captivates, from beginning to end…Enjoy! Credits
Photography and Styling: Stefano Brunesci
Model, Hair and Makeup: Sarah Nicole Harvey
It’s an overwhelming honor to share this idyllic embodiment of paradise-found: from the lens of master craftsman, Andrea Massari. The artist imparts a reverential regard for the indescribable whimsicality of feminine mysticism; capturing the endlessly intriguing duality of a woman’s beauty. Belarusia stunner, Laura Gavrilenko (agencies are Next models Milan, New Madison Paris, Soul Management NYC) lends her effervescent energy and natural inveiglement to this collection of exemplary stills; leaving the audience positively enamored and transfixed from one image to the next. There is no weak link in this series of incredible portrayals. Each one is strong enough to easily stand alone as an autonomous work of art…inspiring the minds and emotions of museum or gallery patrons, just as naturally as those of the fashion and photography buffs that frequent our pages. Enjoy!
Photographer: Andrea Massari
Model: Laura Gavrilenko