Julia Classen & Magdalena Lepka both born on a 13th, in the Alps, early 80ies, founded Studio Likeness in 2013. Julia gained her skills in set design and styling while studying fashion design and working as a costume designer on film productions. This path led her from Berlin to Madrid and London, and back to Berlin. Magdalena quit studying history of art in Vienna in order to study photography in Berlin. Under the Californian sun she worked as a photo assistant before she returned to Berlin and met Julia. When they started to combine their skills in still life photography, set design, styling and video editing, they soon developed their very own visual language full of colour, humor & affection. Even though they appreciate the benefits of a digital workflow their hand crafted sets create an analog look that is essential to their imagery. The story telling images and videos are crossing the boundaries between photography and illustration in a surreal, unconventional and fresh way. They are based in Berlin.