02gb | The Valentino Couture Lookbook
The Valentino lookbook of Spring/Summer 2014 by 02gb is something different than your usual fashion photography. The two photographers Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert forming the team have managed to create a quite seductive aesthetics.
The duo were inspired by the Renaissance giants and managed to convey this is their compositions. They used motifs from fruit to magical lakeside landscapes painted onto giant swathes of fabric and set them as backdrops for Classical oval-shaped faces models. They also added architectural columns and animals prowling the jungle. 02gb effectively used the contrast between the dark shade and the subjects to highlight the what they wanted to show.
The two photographers Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert work since 2007 as a team. Max von Gumppenberg, born 1984 in Munich, assisted Mario Testino and Steven Klein. Patrick Bienert, born 1980 in Munich, studied photography. They currently divide their time between Berlin and New York. They’ve worked for Hussein Chalayan, Kostas Murkudis, and shot numerous times for Vogue.