QUESTIONS WITH SERGE SEIDLITZ
Check out the latest video in our Questions With Series, with illustrator Serge Seidlitz. Learn about his process, how he got his start, and what he’s been working on recently.
SERIAL CUT FOR FROM SINGLE USE TO REUSE
Serial Cut collaborated with Single Use to Reuse to illustrate the impact of recycling. The collaborative effort of industry innovators, primarily America’s plastic makers, seeks to end plastic waste. Serial Cut’s CGI animations illustrate the beneficial transformations that recycling offers.
NEW WORK BY NIGEL COX
Reports suggest that, unsurprisingly, there has been a recent increase in both reading and streaming, as people are looking for an escape during lockdown. So chances are you might have already seen some of Nigel Cox’s new work for Altice and Harper Collins. Stay Well.
WOLFGANG ZAC FOR CAMEL ACTIVE
Shot over four days on the coast of Portugal, Wolfgang Zac's campaign for Camel Active is an intimate portrait of exploration. Consistent with the innovative nature of Zac's work, the images cascade from one to the next, in the style of a vintage photo album. Visual threads, such as rocky shores, friendship and salt in the air, run through the imagery and personify adventure. The campaign tagline, "Next Stop, Wherever," embodies Zac's ethos while shooting, continually embracing new practices and providing creative solutions for whatever comes next.
JOE PUGLIESE FOR VARIETY | NANCY PELOSIEarlier this year, before the world went into lockdown due to the pandemic, Joe Pugliese photographed Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. On assignment for Variety Magazine, Pugliese worked with photo director Jennifer Dorn to capture a day in the life of Congresswoman Pelosi.“[Pelosi was] really gracious and really eager to give us a tour” Pugliese remarked. Shot in multiple locations, throughout her office and the Capitol building, the biggest challenge was having limited time for each shot. However, it felt important to capture distinct moments, such as Pelosi at her desk, walking the halls, to capture what it looks like to be her. In fact, it was during her tour that Pelosi showed the team the view from her office, looking down on the national mall, which in turn became a favorite shot from the session. Pugliese, a pro at portrait photogrpahy, brings his belief that you must “treat every subject uniquely [and] meet them where they are” to each shoot.
CHRIS WYRICK FOR MARNI
You're invited to experience live art work by Chris Wyrick at Marni Los Angeles. From October 8th-16th from 11 AM - 5 PM. During these days and until November 2020, visitors may discover a special customization service of Marni Trunk Bags and Museo Bags inspired by the floral and abstract motifs created by the artist. Even curated by Yasmine Zoodeh.
BEN RAYNER FOR TINDER
Ben Rayner's latest collaboration with Tinder captures real life couples. Shot this fall, utilizing actual couples was a creative solution for a campaign that required including two subjects in the same frame. Further, the team shared the shoot via live feed with the client, who was remote. The campaign includes both still and hyper-realistic motion content, intended for TikTok and Instagram stories. Rayner utilizes unexpected compositions to deliver a campaign that is youthful and vibrant.
SAM SPRATT FOR STREETEASY
Sam Spratt’s collaboration with StreetEasy, on their campaign in early 2020, had more of a lasting impact than he imagined. Streeteasy, a service to facilitate home rentals in New York City, was looking for a witty campaign that touched on New Yorker’s “perpetual hunt of looking for something more.” Seemingly basic home amenities (read: a dishwasher or a space that allows pets) have become the unironic object of desire. Spratt’s illustrations, with their pseudo-suggestive nature, capture the want for more (square footage or otherwise) while encapsulating the dystopian nature of New York real estate. See below for a look at the campaign and its placement throughout New York City.
MARY FIX (REMOTELY) FOR TATLER ASIA
For Mary Fix’s latest collaboration with Tatler, on their Asia's Most Stylish issue, she photographed subjects in Indonesia and the Philippines, via FaceTime, from her apartment in New York. She rose to the occasion, capturing the personalities of each subject, while utilizing their own homes as the backdrop. Fix’s innate ability to strike up a conversation, even via digital means, put everyone at ease and allowed her to capture more intimate portraits. This style of shooting also provided an opportunity for her to showcase her directorial skills, guiding the talent through each step of the shoot.
SOMA TAPS LIZ VON HOENE AS A COLLABORATOR FOR REBRANDING
When Soma began rebranding, photographer Liz Von Hoene was the obvious choice for a collaborator, because she is no stranger to “embrac[ing] beauty, strength and creativity from the inside out.” Von Hoene was "the perfect eye to help bring [the campaign] to life" because she understands women, the art of movement, light, femininity and modernity. She rose to the occasion, mindful of the complexity and responsibility rebranding requires, creating authentic and empowering imagery.
The fall campaign, shot during the pandemic with production safety protocols in place, allowed Von Hoene to both celebrate women through her lens and showcase her ability to provide creative solutions. The imagery, a true product of collaboration, embodies the ethos of the brand: capturing modern femininity, framing age as an attitude, and empowering women.
LIZ VON HOENE FOR AVEDA
For her latest collaboration with Aveda, on their Summer campaign, Liz Von Hoene teamed up with creative director Jillian Frey. Having worked together many times before, the duo crafted bold and bright beauty imagery with a whimsical edge.
THE TYLER TWINS PRESENT THE BRONNER BROS. HAIR SHOW
For their latest collaboration with Elle, the Tyler Twins created studio portraits, from a small booth, of those attending the Bronner Bros. Hair Show.
"Photographing the attendees of the Bronner Bros. International Hair show offered us a rare opportunity. We as Black creatives were part of the majority. We were able to let our guard down and focus on creating work without the harmful creep of racial bias. Our subjects wholeheartedly believed in our skill and trusted our vision without any second guesses—a privilege rarely afforded to Black women."
-- Tyler Twins
FOUND STUDIO X EVERLANE | THE FOREVER SNEAKER
For their latest collaboration with Everlane Found Studio looked to visualize the recycling process of the new Forever Sneaker. The collaboration shows us the shoes journey from foot to recycling factory. Additionally, Found Studio crafted scenes for the full 'Made To Live On' campaign and stop motion inspired vignettes for social media.
PARTNERS IN CRIME | NEW AND NOTABLE WORK
Working out of the UK and South Africa, Partners In Crime is a design and ideas studio. They are dedicated to providing creative solutions across an array of disciplines from design, branding, illustration, and typography, through to CGI, packaging, and animation. Browse below for a selection of recent collaborations with IBM, Nike, The Nice Company, and an award winning campaign with Poppi.
PLEASED TO REPRESENT MP CURTET
MP Curtet specializes in the creation of photography and motion content. Patrick Curtet’s career as a visual storyteller has spanned over thirty years and seventy different countries. Over time, he and his team (who are like family!) have captured varied subjects but are best known for automotive, lifestyle and fashion. No matter the subject, Curtet’s work possesses an acute cinematographic quality. Curtet’s talent as a picture maker is complimented by his directorial skill. He strives to imbue his work with a poignant storyline; directing scenes and actors. Whether directing motion or capturing a still image, he possesses a keen eye for detail, such as a specific look or moment. He utilizes unexpected lighting or surprising framing choices. His compositions are greatly influenced by architectural lines & geometric shapes with visual harmony.Patrick was born in France and now resides in Los Angeles. Previous Commissions: Acura, Air France, Aston Martin, Audi, Cadillac, Chevy, Citroen, BMW, Ford, Kia, Huawei, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infinity, Jaguar, Lincoln, Lexus, Lucid, Maserati, Marlboro, Mercedes, Mazda, Nissan, Oxbow, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, Yamaha
INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR EMERGING TALENT
We are launching a new initiative to increase access and promote the exchange of knowledge with emerging BIPOC creatives. We will provide weekly one-on-one discussions with our network of agents.
Sessions are available to a variety of talent including: photographers, illustrators, CGI artists, animators, muralists, hair and makeup artists, or stylists.
These informational sessions can focus on: how to build a portfolio, portfolio reviews, best business practices, or specific industry questions. All applicants are welcome regardless of your level of experience, even if you are just starting your career.
Apply today by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any links to relevant work and a few sentences about what you hope to take away from the session. Additionally, please use the subject line: Talent Info Sessions. Then, we will pair you with the appropriate agent and be in touch about a time to chat.
IT'S BACK | WATCH QUESTIONS WITH DAVID DORAN
See the latest in our Questions With series. Learn about David Doran's creative process and more.
„CON.TXT“ BY LOW BROS
The Low Bros are a German Post Graffiti artist duo made up of brothers Christoph (1984) and Florin Schmidt (1982). With a background in street culture and an interest in contemporary developments, they explore a self-coined ‘Retro-Futuristic’ vibe. From their collective memory of the 80s and 90s, the Low Bros create a vantagepoint from which to reimagine the present future; a perception which refocuses the conflicts they embody in the modern age. The Low Bros live and work in Hamburg, Germany.
“..Influenced by the book 'Exit Racism' by Tupoka Ogette & Robin DiAngelo's 'White Fragility,' Low Bros have partnered with IDB (Institution for Non-Discriminatory Education), Josephine Apraku and Jule Bönkost for this exhibition. As an educational starting point, this exhibition aims to amplify and continue the conversation surrounding white privilege and asks questions of how it can be better utilized in institutions, as well as private & public spaces.”
By debunking the concept of privileges and problems, the context of this exhibition aims to engage whiteness as an ally to the BIPOC community. Join the conversation to learn, unlearn and relearn about this topic at Urban Spree, Berlin.
Quotes Written By Anna Ptasinska
JESSE MONTERDE STYLES SEPTEMBER ISSUE COVER STORY FOR GLAMOUR SPAIN
For her latest collaboration with Glamour Spain, Jesse Monterde styled Stella Banderas, the daughter of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, in Dior for the cover of the September issue.
PUSSYKREW FOR CHLOE X HALLE
Pussykrew collaborated with musical artists Chloe x Halle on the visuals for their latest album, Ungodly Hour. Highlights include digital sculptures, a shot of the duo as chrome angels, and a logo (created in collaboration with Ksti Hu and Heimercore).