Photographer Norbert Schoerner was born in Bavaria and moved to London in 1989. His first commission was for The Face, which he received two weeks after his arrival. He has since worked for most of the major fashion and photography magazines and on advertising campaigns and projects including those for Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, Nike, Armani, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen and Shiseido. He worked an exclusive contract with Prada from 1998 until spring 2000. He has also been involved in collaborations with architects Herzog and de Meuron for the Prada Tokyo store, Miu Miu Tokyo store and Future Systems for Selfridges in Birmingham.
His first monograph, The Order of Things was published by Phaidon in 2001 and his second monograph titled Third Life was published by Violette Editions in 2012. In 2014 he released his first short film MADE, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival. In 2016 Chance Publishing, imprint of Claire de Rouen books published Nearly Eternal - a collaboration with Steve Nakamura.
His work has been exhibited/shown multiple times, including: Daydreaming with: Stanley Kubrick – Somerset House, London, 2016; MADE (Short Film) – World Premiere, Cannes Film Festival, 2014; You Dig The Tunnel - I'll Hide the Soil, White Cube, London, 2008; Cities: People, Architecture and Society, La Biennale, Venice, 2006; I Shot Norman Foster at the Architecture Foundation, London, 2005; The Court, Ville Noailles, Hyères, 2005; The Kingdom, SDLX, Tokyo, 2004; Trailer/Man in the Holecene, Curzon Cinema, London 2004; SHOWstudio/Eley Kishimoto, The Photographers Gallery, London, 2003; Tokyo/London Jam, Barbican, London, 2001 + Opera City, Tokyo, 2002; The Order of Things, Chapman Fine Arts, London, 2001; Stealing Beauty, ICA, London, 1999.
Schoerner's work has also been published in the following: Nearly Eternal, Chance Publishing – imprint of Claire De Rouen, 2016; Third Life, Violette Editions, 2012; Making It Up As We Go Along, Dazed & Confused, Rizzoli, 2011; Publication: The Concise Dictionary of Dress, Judith Clark & Adam Phillips, Violette Editions, 2010; Hell, Jake + Dinos Chapman, Saatchi Gallery, 2003; The Archeology Of Elegance, Schirmer, Mosel, 2002; The Order of Things, Phaidon, 2001; Apocalypse, Royal Academy, London, 2000; Dazed & Confused Archive, Booth Clibbon Editions 2000; and The Impossible Image, Phaidon, 2000.