About Beate’s work is defined by a beautiful simplicity. She has the ability to turn mundane objects into pieces that awaken curiosity and desire through the elaborate play of light and shadow. Her attitude towards work is playful, passionate and open, whether for a commercial job or a personal project. She is always keen to explore new ideas, aiming to create a modern classic with an edge, as well as a timeless and minimal quality. Born and raised in Germany, Beate moved in 1992 to study photography at the Bournemouth College of Art & Design in the UK. After graduating she went traveling and settled for six years in Mexico City where she honed her photography skills and met her future husband, also a photographer. They moved back to London in 2002 where she set up her studio and is still based. For a bit more info see the interview from Sophie Hector, Art Buyer with Beate for 'THEY made THIS'.