Peter Hönnemann, born in Hamburg, is one of Germany’s most renowned photographers. He started out his career at the end of the Eighties in Paris where he became a shooting star in fashion at a very young age. Shortly after arriving in the fashion capital, he secured Valentino and Dior campaigns, thanks to his classy, sophisticated and poetic style. He lived and worked in Paris as well New York before deciding to make his home between Hamburg and Berlin 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, Carla Bruni, John Hurt, Christoph Waltz, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama, who said of Peter that “he was able to capture the truth and beauty of a soul and translate it into poetic pictures.“ His portraits are published internationally in magazines such as Vanity Fair, international VOGUE issues, L'officiel, Zeit Magazin and many more. Advertising clients include companies such as Deutsche Bank, Cortal Consors, Sony or Vichy.
The „24 h-collaboration“ with Jonathan Meese was exhibited in Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe and is documented in his book “Peter Hönnemann photographs Jonathan Meese – 24 h“, published by Edition Braus.