Daniel Stiers, born 1966, is a German photographer who’s work has taken him to some of the most obscure places in the world. He creates documentary style photographs with subtle humor and lasting grace. Stier’s wry style and remarkable range puts him in frequent demand with publications such as Wallpaper, W Magazine, British Vogue, GQ, Arena, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Colors, Exit etc.
His portraiture work has seen him building up a collection from the world of film, design, music and art – from A- list Hollywood names to leftfield underground artists. Daniel graduated with a degree in photography from FH Dortmund and then moved to London in 1998 to work as a freelance photographer. His work has been exhibited at the Centre national de la photographie Paris, Fumi Gallery London, Notting Hill Arts Club, Brighton Photo Fringe, Singapore Photography Festival and others. Today we share Daniel’s series titled, ” The Frontier House”.
The Frontier House
is a personal project that Daniel shot in the outskirts of London. New environments that we create and live in. Materials we feel and touch every day. Houses people live in and won’t find again once they’ve moved out. Things that don’t last; landscapes without memory. These photographs take the viewer to a place that could be almost any US or European city. It is the familiar objects that cause the viewer to spend extra time with the images in this series. These objects are presented in slightly awkward angles and compositions, almost taking them out of regular context.
Daniel has won the prestigious photography prize at the Festival des Arts de la Mode Hyeres in 2000. A few of his numerous celebrity portraits are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery London. He has created advertising campaigns for clients such as VW, Nike, Sony, Orange, Skoda, Renault etc.