About Winkler Noah
For Winkler+Noah, photography was the most fitting point of arrival for an artistic itinerary that they began instinctively from childhood, exploring all the forms of expression that they encountered "” painting, drawing and sculpture "” amalgamating them and trying out blends between different media. This creative need for self-expression matured over the years, first becoming curiosity and then a strong will to create and to photograph. After a professional detour as an illustrator and graphic designer, Noah met Winkler and this acted as a detonator, producing a mixture fusing traditional photography with experimentation. What their pictures reveal is a sensation of hyper-reality: the protagonists of their portraits appear in a real context, but they stand out from it as if highlighted by reality itself. They are stark, intense photos because each single picture encloses an idea and conveys powerful emotions to the observer. The artists deal personally with post-production so that the creative process joins up with itself like a circle. They have received recognition all over the world and their works are been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Seoul and Milan.
Winkler+Noah's most celebrated images are from two of their fine art projects "The Puppet Show" and "Les Femmes Heretiques".
In "The Puppet Show" they photographed 30 children between two and six years old who were turned into puppets.
It was a clear critique of show business with the children as protagonists and how they are losing their naturalness.
"Les Femmes Heretiques" is a social commentary on women and the sacred.
“Les femmes", not at all aiming to be divine, represent all sacrifices and suffering which women have had to bear along history.
Eight girls were stripped naked and crucified complete with a crown of thorns, as was done in the past to women who were guilty of heresy.
Winkler+Noah have been commissioned worldwide to photograph numerous advertising campaigns for major international brands:
Audi, BMW, Buick, Johnson & Johnson, Land Rover, Martini & Rossi, McDonald's, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Volkswagen.
In 2010 Winkler+Noah were awarded the Silver Lion at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival.
During their career they have also received awards from: New York Festivals, American Photography,
Hasselblad Masters, EPICA Awards, The Color Awards, Prix de la Photographie, IPA Los Angeles, Communication Arts,
Eurobest, Campaign Photo Awards, Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Photographer's Worldwide.
The Puppet Show, 2009