Duggal Fashion Photo Contest – Runner Up: Fabian Sixtus Körner


Duggal Fashion Photo Contest – Runner Up: Fabian Sixtus Körner

Each week we will be showcasing one of the five runner-ups and on the sixth week we will showcase the winner of the contest!

Duggal is pleased to announce one of the runner-ups for the first Duggal Fashion Photography Contest! Congratulations to Fabian Sixtus Körner.

Fabian Sixtus Körner is a designer/adventurer from Germany. He is currently traveling the world, stopping in all different countries and cities to work for photographers, graphic design agencies and architects. Körner is not working for a salary and is basing his travels and adventures on the medieval German journeyman-tradition for craftsmen. He works for food and accommodation, whether it’s a room in a guesthouse or just a couch at a private place.


Since his journey began he has climbed 30m high bamboo structures as an architect while re-designing the ancient British buildings at the Bund, one of Shanghai’s prime commercial locations, shaken the hands of various ministers and other high- ranking politicians as the international Ambassador for the Kuala Lumpur Design Week and traveled thousands of kilometers through India to get to Jaaga, where he created the framework for a vertical garden system.

He was taken into Alexandria’s free-trade zone to design a new corporate identity for DeBirs Yachts, one of the leading yacht shipyards in the Mediterranean and has worked along-side top-notch African photographers to create the biggest African photography festival in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. He has hosted an urban photography workshop in Bangalore, has worked for an Australian Record Label as a photographer and videographer, has curated the Wira Foto Fest in Malaysia and was invited to be the judge in a model competition in Kuala Lumpur.

By January 2012 Körner wants to complete his 2 year travel. He has two continents left: North and South America.

Photography has always fascinated Körner but he really got hooked on being a photographer during his first year in college when he had to take a one year course in black&white analog photography. He spent many nights in the darkroom and since then he has taught himself most of the techniques, but learning new things every time he clicks.

The photograph Körner submitted is titled “Pillow Fight Club”  and it was a photoshoot for a Kookai retailer in Wiesbaden, Germany. The photograph was taken in an abandoned police headquarters of Wiesbaden – an old building with around 400 empty rooms to have fun for a photoshoot. The whole series consists of 7 pictures and the the “Pillow Fight Club” was taken in the most important room of the building, the plenary hall, where all important decisions were made by the leaders of the police. Ironically the models are shown fighting in this room, not with weapons but with pillows.

For more information about Fabian Sixtus Körner please visit his website: www.fabsn.com

Pillow Fight Club

© Fabian Sixtus Körner