Daniel Stier is a photographer and director originally from Germany, but now based in London. Working across photography genres, he creates rigorous studio environments imbuing his work with a scientific, almost clinical feeling. He constantly plays with this scientific approach to lead the viewer through an ambiguous journey of ‘truths’ and ‘mistruths’. The almost detached lens through which Daniel views his subject (whether people or object) creates a unique and inimitable folio of work where discovery is paramount to the viewer.
Daniel has published a book ‘Ways of Knowing’ and has had his work featured in Wallpaper*, It’s Nice That, The Telegraph, Der Grief, The New York Times and Spiegel to name but a few.
Recent clients include Barclays, Volkswagen, Skoda, SONY, Orange, Norwegian, Virgin Media, Harvey Nichols and Budweiser.
FASHION! Out in the new issue of Interview Germany
Daniel Stier recently travelled to Devon to shoot at The Puzzle Museum. Started in 1886, the museum collection is home to tens of thousands of puzzles from 320 BC to prototypes from the future. Full of the wacky and wonderful, Daniel shot a selection of the pieces along with museum curator James Dalgety.
The team at its nice that have long been fans of Daniels work, the recently got in touch with Daniel to find out which books have helped form the basis of his pointed, at times detached aesthetic over the years. Check out his top picks below. Article here