Move over teenagers of comical witchcraft, there’s a new Sabrina in town. Enter Sabrina Theissen, the London-bred Berlin-based photographer setting the fashion industry alight.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing specifically of Theissen as a brand of her own, but those of which she counts as clients? No excuse. With print media giant Interview calling on Theissen, not to mention the queen of the castle that is Vogue as well as global design force Hugo Boss, it’s almost guaranteed that you would have seen Sabrina Theissen work one way or another. Or if you’re part of the alternative cool crowd, then maybe you’ve flicked past work for Helmut Lang, or glanced at imagery for some King Karl orchestrated Chanel glory. Then again, you may have noticed her workings of tantalisingly tangy Prada pineapples, sculptural goodness and masculine/feminine- buttoned-up-pastel-and-monochrome-tailored-head scarf-laden portraits. And that’s just us getting started.
Beautifully honest portrayals of the human form, interweaving whimsically waif figures in the latest on-trend pieces to create what can only be described as the new relationship between fashion and art are what’s captured exquisitely through the Theissen lens. And it’s no wonder why both traditional and modern creative types are calling on her eye. Formulating an innate feel for high fashion with an ease and humility behind the camera, Theissen’s future in the snapping game we deem wholly solidified. Salem be gone, this Sabrina’s got a magic all of her own.