Photographer Mathias Sterner was born in Kalmar, a town on the Swedish east coast. He is educated at Gamleby photo academy, and after having spent a year in Paris post graduation, he moved to Stockholm. Nowadays Sterner divides his time between Stockholm and London, and has contributed to magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Tank and Livraison.
He draws his inspiration from Nature: from the shapes and patterns of landscapes and forests. Sterner also loves the inspiration he finds in renaissance painting and sculpture. These combined influences can be seen in his sensitive and intriguing imagery, where he beautifully makes light, form and textures come together.
The images Mathias took for Dazed Digital in the fashion story “The Beautiful Fall” features the designs of the talented Japanese fashion student Chiaki Moronaga.
Photography: Mathias Sterner
Stylist: Elisabeth Fraser-Belle
Hair: Christos Kallaniotis at Terrie Tanaka using Pantene pro V
Make-up: Nobuko Maekawa using MAC
Model: Yana at M and P models