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Design Friends Lecture | Lottermann and Fuentes – Photography Design


Mudam Auditorium
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Design Friends





The Frankfurt-based duo’s images are, sexy, fun and colourful. Their portraits are infused with a sense of familiarity, an ease and honesty in those portrayed, no doubt facilitated by the spontaneity of the photographers themselves.

Nada Lottermann and Vanessa Fuentes’ strong childhood bond set the foundations for their successful joint career in photography. Their distinct work has been shown in various groups shows, and in an important solo exhibition at the Galerie für Moderne Fotografie in Berlin and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The latter exhibition, entitled PING PONG, presented playful pictures that were often spontaneously, yet precisely, executed.

The duo has produced work for various clients, including Dr. Hauschka, Item M6, Sisley, Closed, Vogue, Cartier, Lacoste, Lala Berlin, & other Stories, Wolford amongst others, and for prestigious media outlets like FAZ Magazin, Stern, GQ, Monopol and Die Zeit.

‘We shoot with an analogue flash or use daylight to have this intimate feeling of being part of the vibe. We are flexible to change the angle of the shoot as we shoot with two cameras and four eyes and we don’t have big light construction. The pictures always look familiar. The portrayed are like good friends. Probably also because a photo session with Lottermann and Fuentes is more like a meeting with old acquaintances. Somehow, however, the images emerge. Each time differently and in a different way. But always with the same familiarity.(Nada Lottermann and Vanessa Fuentes)

© Photo : Lottermann and Fuentes