Photographer Jenny van Sommers was born in Australia to a professor of psychology and a sociologist. After failing out of art school in Sydney, she decamped to Britain in 1995 and began a professional winning streak that has netted her numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at Cannes, and ad clients including Apple, Audi, Hermès and Nike. Van Sommers’s images have appeared in AnOther, 10, and English, French and Italian Vogue. Since 2011, she has been concentrating on personal projects exploring abstraction and large-format film work. A new series, Paper Moon, uses lo-fi special effects such as dry ice and turntables to recreate each planet in the solar system. Jenny van Sommers lives and works in SE1 in London with frequent visits to the US and France.