There’s a new it piece in town – the smartphone necklace. Not only to protect your phone but to make it also look sexy. The idea of the shoot was to stage the models and products as easy as the product itself. So we created a colorful und reduced visual language that looks like snapshots and funny moments.
To bring more authenticity and spontaneity into the pictures we chose to work with ballet and urban dancers and one athlete. The pictures and small films were created for social media, website and brand shop.
In addition to the pictures we created a couple of super short and super easy films for Instagram. #freeyourphonie
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS Concept & Production STUDIO CHRISTIAN RUESS Photo Assistant SVEN SERKIS Moving Images ARNE GRUGEL Styling VERONIKA NATTER Hair & Make-up & KATERYNA WULFF Models PAOLO & DANIELLE @ ESSELLE, JULIAN @ INDEED, MONA & OLIVER Booker LAURA SIGNORIELLO
social media campaign for Løre Originals
The aim was to create a modern and sophisticated visual language that is effortlessly authentic yet compelling. We celebrate the pureness of the product. So we translated it into an easy but chic set design, that plays with structure and nature. To bring the unisex into the pictures we chose to work with people that are male & female, international, and styled as pure as the product itself.
We show the plain beauty. But with respect for humans and nature. White and light grey marble built the base of our idea. A reduced set design with water and plants has given this setting a natural and easy going touch.
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS Photographer ARNE GRUGEL Concept & Production STUDIO CHRISTIAN RUESS Hair & Make-up ELLEN GRABANDT Models MISHO @ ESSELLE Jenny by VIVA MODELS
portrait series for cyte magazine
I don’t know if being creative is the best job in the world. Painting can also be very lonely. To finish a painting and to see it exhibited is one of the best feelings there is. It feels like I created something unique and completely my own. Something that has the capability of becoming immortal.
I have a very narrative style of painting. The stories I tell have an open beginning and ending. I like it when the viewer can compose their own stories from my paintings. I also like to explore traditional subjects of paintings and translate it to my own personal visual language. I don’t believe everything has been said and done in painting. With my paintings I made a fictitious universe where elements from my personal life intertwine with fantasy and references to art history. I’m very inspired by among others Henri Matisse, Henri Rousseau and Claude Monet, but also by nature, my life, my friends, moments and images that circle around the internet.
I think I have many favourite colors. Colour is also a very important aspect of my works. The trick is how to combine them. For instance, I don’t particularly like the color purple. I wouldn’t immediately pick purple to paint, but sometimes it is exactly the right colour for the painting.
I believe canvas works the best for the stories I want to tell. The canvas offers me a kind of freedom where I can do whatever I want. The white canvas is the most difficult and confronting part of my painting process but also presents the most possibilities. There will always be the possibility to explore other materials, such as bronze, ceramics, wallpaintings, …
Photographer & Interviewer CHRISTIAN RUESS Artist & Model BEN SLEDSENS
portrait series with actress Lotta Doll
Wrap up in a story and then make your own. 4 reasons why vintage clothing makes you feel good: the uniqueness, the soul and character of the clothes, the money you save for the planet, and don‘t forget shopping for vintage is an incomparable treasure hunt.
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS Model LOTTA DOLL
UNDER YOUR SKIN
social media content for rooxs underwear
Underwear ads usually plays with a beautiful superficial appearance. Ok, we also love to look at beautiful perfect people staged in beautiful perfect light. But that’s not satisfying. So we asked what’s behind the beauty, behind the six-pack and behind the tattoos.
The result of that collaboration with the underwear brand Rooxs is a film where the models drop their pants and give us a look into their lives – sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful. The accompanying photo shoot reflects the spirit of the brand: easy going, unadjusted, contemporary, genuine.
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS & SVEN SERKIS Hair & Make-up MAXIMILIAN DAMMANN Production & Film SPINGUN Styling ROOXS UNDERWEAR Models JONATHAN, CLIFFORD, LINUS, LULU
A DAY ON THE BEACH
A SUMMER EDITORIAL
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS Model ARNAU @ FRANCINA MODELS Styling AU REVOIR CINDERELLA
PORTRAIT SERIES IN NEUKÖLLN
Photographer CHRISTIAN RUESS Model @ LUIS @ LOUISA MODELS
A FESTIVAL SUMMER
EDITORIAL FOR COCKHEART
Photographer VIERFOTOGRAFEN Art Direction CHRISTIAN RUESS Production Manager PATRICK MEISSNER Model CARL @ PLACEMODELS Festival MS DOCKVILLE
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