Peter Hoennemann, born in Hamburg, started out his career at the end of the Eighties in Paris where he became successful in fashion photography. Shortly after arriving in the fashion capital, he secured Valentino and Dior campaigns. He lived and worked in Paris as well in New York until 1999, before deciding to make his home between Hamburg and Paris. He has continuously expanded and grown artistically, focussing more on portraiture since the late Nineties. In portraits, he combines his experience with a never-ending curiosity in people and eager interest in the creative process. Portraiture work for him naturally led him to art photography and, consequently, crossover work that combines fashion, art and portrait. It is this bridging of disciplines that fascinates him most. He has shot celebrities such as Willem Dafoe, John Hurt, Mikhail Gorbatshov, Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama, who said of Peter that he was able “to capture the beauty of a soul and translate it into poetic pictures".