A duo of creatives♥✕
Thomas Lohr is one of BoF’s young London creatives shaping the future of fashion. He started taking pictures when living in Berlin. Then aged 21, he bought his first camera to do something fun during the day as he was working in a bar and going out every night. Taking pictures seemed like fun to him and his personal pictures are inspired by youth culture and underground movements, as he used to break dance and skate.
His career in fashion photography took off when he moved from New York to London, thanks to a shoot with i-D just a few weeks after trading NYC for the British capital. His photography reflects his love for architecture and modern dance thanks to his stories’ beautiful locations and compositions. He combines a 90s-influenced minimalism with a contemporary psychologically precarious attitude.
He has since shot for (among others) Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Joerg Koch and Thomas Persson. Recently, he has shot the lookbook for Raf Simons’ Pre-Fall 2013 collection for Dior.
Photos by Thomas Lohr
Another one of those young London creatives is set designer Rhea Thierstein. After leaving University Rhea Thierstein worked for Shona Heath for 4 years, which gave her an intense introduction into the set design world. These days Rhea Thierstein has been creating sets, costumes and props for Mulberry, Bombay Sapphire, American, British and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wallpaper, Pop, W, LOVE and Another Magazine.
She creates fairytale-like sets and props for photographers such as Tim Walker and Viviane Sassen. Nature is a big influence for her, so she has explored the rainforest but she’s just as much inspired by the things she sees out of her studio window.
Photos by Tim Walker, Viviane Sassen