Adrian Sommeling

30th May, 2016

Adrian Sommeling

I have been interested In Adrian Sommeling’s work for sometime. He is a Dutch photographer noted for his constructed works.

I like that there is a story, they are colourful and highly saturated and have situations that you cannot realise naturally.


Sommeling has been producing images for less than a decade. He quotes as one of his main influences as Dave Hill (Passant, A. 2015). Hill is a more experienced photographers with a larger portfolio and range of work than Sommeling (Hill, D. 2016). I think they lack the wit and charm of Sommeling’s work. I intend to produce some portraits of my own using one of his tutorials; I am currently half way through and it may be that I use some of his ideas in Assignment 2 where I cam looking at ‘alter ego’ or ‘anti-hero’ portraits done in a studio. More later.


Sommeling, A. (2016). “Adrian Sommeling photography.”

Passant, A. (2015). “Christmas interview: three internationally famous dad photographers give us their tips and advice.” Retrieved 31st May, 2016, from

Hill, D. (2016). “Dave Hill: Classics 2005-2010.” Retrieved 31st May, 2016, from