is a French German photographer. In the late 1980s, she graduated from photography studies in Munich.
She worked as a photo assistant in New York, Singapore and Paris in the following years, before she started traveling in 1993 to such destinations as Mongolia, Siberia, Gobi Desert and the Amazon as headwaters in Brazil. The results of these insightful pictures have been included in eight publications of renowned publishing houses. As of 1997, she started photographing backstage Paris fashion shows for Condé Nast.
Since 2005, Cathleen Naundorf has worked on her haute couture series “Un rêve de mode” focusing on six couture houses: Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab and Valentino. Thanks to her outstanding pictures, Cathleen Naundorf got the privilege to choose gowns from the couturiers’ archives for her elaborate and cinematic productions.
She works with large format cameras for her work (Deardorff or Plaubel), mostly with Polaroid and negative films.
Cathleen Naundorf is working passionately on Haute Couture and Luxury Prêt-à-Porter. Her work got published in “The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf”, Prestel Edition, 2012.