Norway-born, London-based fashion photographer and filmmaker Sølve Sundsbø has garnered respect for his otherworldly concepts, stylistic versatility and open-mindedness towards new technologies, from 3-D scanning to hand-painted retouching.
He has shot for publications such as Italian Vogue, Love, Visionaire, V, Interview, i-D, NYTimes, Chinese Vogue, Vogue Nippon and W Magazine. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, from group shows to solo displays such as ‘Perroquets’ in 2008 and ‘Rosie and 21 Men’ in 2013. Sølve has produced imagery for major fashion and beauty brands including Chanel, Armani, Cartier, Mugler, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Guerlain, Givenchy, H&M, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Sergio Rossi and Boucheron. He has directed short films for Chanel, Gucci, Lancôme, LOVE, NYTimes, Nike and SHOWstudio.
His NY Times piece, ‘14 Actors Acting’ won an Emmy Award for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming in 2011. Sølve also received high praise for his images of the Alexander McQueen archive shot for the catalogue of the celebrated ‘Savage Beauty’ retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum.