German born Daniel Stier creates documentary style photography with a subtle humour and lasting grace. His wry style and remarkable range of subjects (he is as well known for his portraiture, fashion shots and landscapes as he is his still life work as seen here), means that he is in frequent demand of publications such as Wallpaper*, Vogue, GQ, Arena, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian and so on.
After graduating with a diploma in photography at FH Dortmund, he moved to London in 1994 to work as a freelance photographer, and since then has spent time between London and New York.
Exhibitions of Stier’s work have included those at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, GOOP Gallery in Frankfurt, and Notting Hill Arts Club, London. In 2001 he won the photography prize at the Festival des Arts de la Mode Hyeres and a few of his numerous celebrity portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
Advertising campaigns Stier has worked on have included those for VW, Sony, Nike, Orange, Skoda and Renault and this year sees the publication of his first book on his project ‘Man, Nature, Technology’. Current projects include ‘In My Country’, exploring immigrant communities in London.
Stier’s image for Wallpaper* Selects is of a prototype telephone photographed in a workshop at the Ivrea Institute, an experimental academy and think-tank outside Milan.