Cathleen Naundorf, 1968, Germany, is a fashion and fine-art photographer. Her career started as a photo assistant in New York, Singapore and Paris. In 1993 she started traveling to countries as Mongolia, Siberia and Brazil. The pictures made over the years had been published in eight publications of large publishers. In 1997 she started photographing for the Süddeutsche Zeitung with a fashion page of her own. Seven years ago she visited Jean-Paul Gaultier to ask him to lend one or two dresses to photograph. He was so impressed by the work that he gave her access to his entire collection. Since then she has been shooting for Gaultier, Dior, Lacroix, Chanel, Elle Saab and Valentino. She exclusively works on large format camera’s (4×5″ and 8×10″) using polaroid films. She is also granted free choice of models, locations and hair and make-up designers. A publication of her haute couture series is scheduled in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at several venues in Europe and the USA. The following images come from her portfolio’s Fashion – B&W, Fashion – Color and Vs- Magazine – 2011.
Quentin Shih a.k.a Shi Xiaofan, 1975, China, is a fine art photographer that also focuses on portrait, fashion and commercial photography. Since 2008 Shih has collaborated with Dior which has resulted in several impressive series. He is a self-taught photographer who lives and works between Beijing and New York. His clients include some of the major brands including Nokia and Adidas aswell as editorial clients as GQ and Vogue. In his fine art project Citizen of State he wanted to use a surrealist technique and a precise pictorial composition to depict death of ordinary people in a country fixated on heroism. The following images come from the series Shanghai Dreamers, Citizen of the State and The Stranger in the Glass Box.