Esther Haase

German, 1966–present

Growing up in the world of photography, as the daughter of a photographer who was also a Professor of photography, and an artist, Haase continued in the arts, but in the performing arts. She was professionally trained in classical dance, and performed on-stage from 1986 to 1989, being part of the dance company of Goethe Theatre, Bremen. She then studied graphic design, majoring in photography, at the University of the Arts, Bremen. Simultaneously, Haase was a trainee at the art department of Men’s Vogue in Munich.

As an international freelance photographer, Haase’s career took off, and amongst her clients are Elle, Vanity Fair, Vogue India and Madame Figaro. Her portfolio includes portraits of Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Kruger, Franka Potente, Dita von Teese, Jessica Alba, Rita Ora, Anna Netrebko, Angela Merkel, Anna Piaggi,  Hildegard Knef as well as designers such as Domenico Dolce and Stephany Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood and Roberto Cavalli. Her collaboration with major brands, creating their advertisements and campaigns, includes Moët & Chandon, Chopard, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz.

Haase has been exhibited globally, in various international galleries and museums. Books published by Haase are Fashion in Motion (2000), Sexy Book (2006), Rock’n’Old (2010), Amazonen (2011), and Esther’s World (2017). Currently, she lives in London and Hamburg.