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Jonas Lindström: Believe


Design Friends Lecture

In English



Jonas Lindstroem is a photographer and director of German and Swedish descent, hailing from a small town in Germany. His love for skateboarding as an adolescent inspired his first steps as a photographer, in which he documented his peers and their aesthetics. After finishing high school, Lindstroem moved to Berlin at the age of 19 to study Visual Communication at the University of the Arts. During his studies, he was selected to study at the London College of Communications for a year abroad.

Lindstroem started his professional career within the broad context of fashion photography and has developed his directorial and filmmaking work increasingly over the years, balancing editorial, commercial, and personal artistic projects like his 15-minute short film “Truth or Dare,” which documents the narratives sourced from the imaginary minds of a global generation. Lindstroem’s vision has been proposed through through his global campaigns for Calvin Klein, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Apple, Burberry, Cartier, Sephora and Rimowa as well as his work for clients like Louis Vuitton, New York Times, 032c, Nike, Adidas, Fendi, and Kenzo. As a director, Lindstroem has worked to create music videos for international stars such as the video for Kendrick Lamar’s song “ELEMENT.” and Peggy Gou’s „Starry Night“.

His work has won numerous awards within the creative industry. He regularly exhibits his work internationally, and is frequently invited to speak at conferences, universities and art institutions. He has taught at the ECAL Lausanne and Die Angewandte, Vienna. He currently lives in Berlin.

© Jonas Lindstroem