We recently saw a Top 50 list of the best fashion photographer’s in the world, and although we enjoyed the list, there was no mention of Kristian Schuller. With so many good photographer’s around of course it can be difficult to make a shortlist. We, however, think that Kristian should have been included.
Romanian born and German by nationality Kristian Schuller grew up in creative environment in Bonn and Dusseldorf. His father was a theater director and a playwright, and we can imagine that he grew up surrounded by actors, actresses in a make believe world which today is reflected in his photography. In 1997 he signed up to study fashion design at Vivienne Westwood and photography at the University of Arts in Berlin with FC Gundlach. In 2007 Kristian married his girlfriend Peggy and today, working out of Paris, they form a formidable partnership with her as a stylist and him as the photographer.
Kristian got his breakthrough in 2003 when Isabella Blow recommended him to Condé Nast Publications in London. After that he quickly became a popular name amongst fashion publications, and in 2010 he was a guest judge on Heidi Klum’s TV Show. Most recently he photographed Penelope Cruz for the Campari Calendar in 2013.
Kristian is known for his enticing dream like shoots with massive dresses and contrasting colours. We will let the photos speak for themselves.
Katrin Thormann in ELIE SAAB Spring/Summer 2013 For French Revue de Mode