Rewarded on several occasions at various international photographic competitions like Trierenberg SuperCircuit, Stefan Gesell has been a photographer for less than ten years. This Munich based photographer welcomed us to a photo shoot where we could appreciate the completely original spirit of his creations.
© Stefan GesellStefan Gesell is obviously for the purists, the fact that Stefan uses the electronic paint system could seem a photographic sacrilege. On the other hand, as a former graphic designer, he knows how to adapt the universe of the science fiction comic and to apply it to his photographic universe.
His creations are unsettling, sometimes violent, he draws from imaginations of the masters of comics who so often found a life much more real via the cinema. Stefan, transforms his model, whether it is a man or a woman: at the time of the shooting we were really in another universe, on another planet. He pushes the models so that they have to be expressive in their glances, in the distorsions of their bodies. The movement has importance, and it is also the force of his photography. His photo studio has several immense prints which are truly impressive to see. His inspiration is not only related to comic strips, as he says to us during his interview, impassioned by photography, he loves photographers like Saudek, Helnwein or the grand master Herb Ritts.