Born and raised in southern California, Anna Wolf loves the sun and warm weather. After graduating from Art Center College of Design, she spent a year in Mexico City, learning spanish and taking pictures. Anna now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York, shooting for a variety of advertising and editorial clients.
CHRISTIAN JOY *Special Request*
Christian was born in Marion, Iowa,USA. She started designing in Brooklyn, NYC in 2000. With no formal training in fashion design, she started creating one of a kind hand-painted/hand-sewn t-shirts and re-designing old prom dresses. She met Karen O in 2001 and the aspiring singer soon became her favorite model. As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs began playing shows Joy designed a fresh outfit for each occasion. As the band's fame grew so did Joy's reputation and, in Sep 2002, she mounted a solo show Brat Style during NYC Fashion week.
As the Yeah Yeah Yeahs achieved international success Joy was able to pursue her designing work full time.
In 2007 her costume designs were featured at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as part of the New York Fashion Now exhibit.
In 2008 Joy took on dressing UK band The Klaxons persuading them to give up their trademark neon outfits. She collaborated with TopShop on three limited-edition collections, and released her first personal ready-to-wear garments.
Born in Minneapolis. Graduated from Hampshire College where getting kicked out of a writing class and accepted into a photography class on the same day changed his fate. Degree in hand, he switched gears and played in bands. Moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and pursued photography full time. Commissioned by Paper, Spin, Swindle, enRoute, ESPN, Dwell, XXL, Out, Rolling Stone, Foam, The Journal, Arkitip, and Fortune. Commercial gigs include American Standard, Activision, Blu Dot, Clearwire, Dell, PACSUN, Stussy, Target, and Virgin Mobile. Co-curated shows for new artists at the Jeff Electric Gallery. Own work shown at the Nicole Dintaman Gallery, Hollywood and Highland, Gallery 1269, Fluxco Gallery, The Jeff Electric Gallery, Little Bird, Meter Gallery, Subliminal Projects, Space 15twenty, The Ace Hotel and Soo Visual Arts Center amongst others. First book published by Gingko Press entitled "Seven Years with Atmosphere and Rhymsayers" in December of 2010. Counts Prince among his many inspirations including Nan Goldin, Phillip Lorcia De Corcia, and Joan Jett. Is lost without a daily espresso. Respects true collaboration and a let’s make it happen despite the insanity kind of work ethic. Also respects lemon poppy seed scones, the song “Dreamweaver”, and Clifton’s Cafeteria at 7th and Broadway in downtown LA. He says not to ask. Just to go.Directing Credits Include: Virgin Mobile, Blood is the New Black, Valerj Pabega, and The Icarus Line
His background in directing brings strong storytelling to his photography and his love of film, painting, graphic design and music, also greatly influences his pictures. His most significant sources of inspiration comes from researching and exploring other cultures and landscapes. These cultural experiences are what make up the travel imagery and photo essays he has had published in CITY magazine, Communication Arts, PDN and National Geographic among others.
His commercial work remains focused on still life and food. He has experience with fashion accessories editorial, brand look books, catalogs and e-commerce and has recently finished photographing his second cookbook. He is currently shooting his third for Artisan Books out late 2013 that centers on the lifestyles and symbiotic relationship between the farmers at Kinderhook Farm in Ghent, NY and the butchers at The Meat Hook butcher shop in Brooklyn.
Born in the Bronx. Childhood formed by an obsession with dioramas and a love for the Museum of Natural History. Got a journalism degree at NYU. Paris called after college. Shelved journalism and wrote postcards instead. Stayed in the City of Light for six years and fell into fashion. Moved back to New York to make large scale dioramas and began a career in set design. Dioramas aside, he thanks his journalism studies for making him an acute observer of culture, inspiration, and visual details that lend to his craft. Feels most comfortable collaborating and entering a new world each day. Has been called on to create everything from ice caves to mini paper cities. Media agnostic and works in everything from kraft paper to cashmere, and from chic to cheap. He spreads his unique point of view not only in his set design and installation work, but also as an art director, illustrator, stop motioneer, and paper artist.
Jimmy Marble is a director and photographer based in Los Angeles and New York City who's leading interests are color and optimism. He got his start directing in Los Angeles in 2010 by helping launch Flaunt Magazine's Flaunt TV channel where he remains on the masthead while simultaneously directing his own narrative shorts. His photography began to develop as a way to satiate his creative appetite between film projects, and before he knew it he had an instragam following reaching nearly 30k people. His short films and music videos have been featured on websites like Devour, Pitchfork, The Fader, it's Nice That, and Boing Boing, while his commercial work has been featured by adweek and the FWA. His short films have also screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, and the Hollyshorts Film Festival.
Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style.
His work oscillates somewhere between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. His is a pervasive and instantly recognisable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).
Burgerman studied Fine Art at The Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2001 with First Class Honours. In 2008 his 300 page monograph entitled 'Pens Are My Friends' was published by IdN, collating the first 7 years of his professional career. In the same year Jon appeared on the seminal BBC TV show Blue Peter to create a mural 'doodle' live on set. This along with many international brand collaborations (including Nike, New Era, Sony, Puma, Pepsi, Levis, MTV), exhibitions and events around the world (including the Southbank Centre London, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Neurotitan Berlin, 798 District Beijing, Madre Museum, Naples) and a series of collectable vinyl toys, (including 'The Heroes of Burgertown', produced by Kidrobot), helped introduce Burgermans work into the public consciousness.
Performance, intervention and actively engaging, often directly, with an audience has been prominent within the evolution of his practise. Burgerman created a pop-art band entitled Anxieteam, having never been in a band or wrote music or lyrics before. The band, during their 4 year duration, signed an independent record deal, released an album and singles, performed in America, across the UK, Germany and Italy, and were played on, amongst other stations, prime time BBC Radio 1.
Burgerman now regularly performs at events, conferences and universities around the world, (including FITC, OFFF Festival, SVA School of Visual Arts, Nuart Norway, NYU, FIT New York, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, Offset Dublin) delivering keynote lectures and running creative workshops. His works include a focus on what he calls 'quiet interventions', where subtle, often cheap, nonpermanent actions drastically (and sometimes comically) alter the reading of a signifier, object or situation. It's Burgerman's belief that through these playful, creative acts, Art can act as an agent to change the world, by being the catalysis to allow people to change their worlds.
Justin Chung is a photographer based in New York. Originally from San Francisco, CA, he began pursuing a career in photography while finishing his graduate studies in public health. Justin’s approach to his photography is to keep things as natural and honest as possible, focusing on capturing a moment.
Aside from his commercial assignments, Justin began documenting creative people as a personal fulfillment. Through his fashion work, he has met talented creatives – from stylists to painters – and over time began to know each of them. As he got a glimpse into their personal life, he ended up becoming intrigued by the worlds they had created for themselves, and the processes they utilized to be most effective at their crafts.
Justin found these studio visits and photo essays to be a perfect escape from his commercial work. Further, it put him in the position of storyteller and pushed him creatively, which gave him a different type of freedom with regards to his photography.
His first book, Faculty Department, is a collection of photography essays that focuses on the lives, spaces, and stories of noteworthy individuals worldwide. Faculty Department is a hardcover, limited-run book, self-published in December 2014, and is distributed by powerHouse Books.
His client and projects include J. Crew, Club Monaco, Penguin, Fossil, Norse Projects, Procter & Gamble and Cereal Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three dogs, Buddha, Matzah and Hobbes.
Mike Perry is a designer and artist working in numerous media: books, magazines, films, newspapers. He draws, paints, and illustrates. He animates. He cuts, pastes, and builds. He creates sculpture projects and installations. He crafts limited-edition silkscreen posters as well as large-scale ad campaigns. He curates books and monographs. He can be enlisted to design Mike Perry originals for display at home or office. He gets lost in pattern and wants you to get lost with him, too. He wants to mesmerize and awaken you through his constellations of line, form, shape, color, idea. Mike Perry art-directs, designs books, and paints portraits. He wants your eyes to dance, and your mind and mojo along with them. He writes children's books and has been invited to contribute to literary magazines. Black-and-whites, muted colors, neons, shades of purple, images enchanting and cacophonous: Liftoff. He brands and has a helluva beard. He teaches. He writes the Twitter feed himself. And, yes, he does online giveaways. Have you seen his Tumblr? He's working on a cooking show. He's made T-shirts and Nike shoes. His appetite for collaboration and creation are omnivorous. His curiosity and creative aspiration are boundless. If you want to work with him, buy something from him, commission him, interview him, then the line, so to speak, is open. He's just like that. The possibilities are endless. Perry is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. His creative adventure began at age 13 when his grandfather a painter himself gave him a tackle box full of paint. From then on, it has been one canvas, silkscreen, notebook page, paper, and poster print after another. Perry went to Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a degree in graphic design, and his first job was designing for Urban Outfitters where he worked for 3 years.
THIERRY VAN BIESEN
Beirut born. Studied math and sociology. Got bored with facts and figures and bought a camera from an old girlfriend’s brother. Moved to New York to pursue a career in pictures. Learned to see from the likes of Sarah Moon and Arthur Elgort. Found his passion then moved back to Beirut to find his roots. Wishes to infuse the world with optimism and happinesss, one visual at a time. Was feeling European so moved to Brussels, then London, then Paris. Inspired by everyone from Nikki de Saint Phalle to Moebius to Guy Bourdin. Seeing the world helped him see the world. Will never stop creating. Now divides time between New York and Paris, stills and moving images and then some. Tireless and fearless boundary pusher, storyteller, and visual linguist. Lives in his own truth and is quite happy there. Has also hung out in the Valley of Fire with the whole troupe from Cirque de Soleil.
Directing credits include: Van Cleef & Arpels, Guerlain