Born in Bermuda, raised in the depths of Arkansas, and dropped onto the streets of the big city, Logan Jackson is studying photography at School of Visual Arts in New York. Logan says he doesn't know if he'll stay in school; but he will, he just wants to sound interesting.
His photos are about people (including himself), trying to figure out why they act the way they do, with a hint of fashionable exaggeration. And he likes to talk about the people he photographs so if you ask him about them, he's quite willing to tell you. Logan is soon to start interviewing people for an hour before shooting them, like Gay Block does. God & Man has been interested in Logan's work since 2009. He's quickly transitioning into being a film photographer; he's scared but he loves it.
Logan's favorite magazines are i-D, PoP, and Dazed & Confused, the latter of which featured his work in 2009.
Mike Bailey-Gates grew up with a family of folk-art dealers and has been inspired by folk lore and story telling from a very young age. Born in 1993 in Rhode Island he became interested in photography at the age of thirteen when he began taking photographs of the people and landscapes in his surrounding countryside. Over time, his photography developed in to a haptic process, combing his childhood with the idea of a utopic place. This exaggerated reality involves the construction of elaborate sets and costumes that elevate his work to another level of photography.
Michael is currently living happily is New York City collaborating with friends and artists and has recently worked with Martini Gold, Puella, FIASCO, Veine and has had shows in France, Brussels, and here in the states, along with an upcoming show at AS220.
His favorite magazines are POP, Vogue Italia, Rookie, and Lula. He loves all cats, and dreams of living in Iceland.
Olivia Locher was born 21 years ago in the woods of Johnstown, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Manhattan where she attends university and enjoys being part of the creativity and collaboration of the NYC art and music scene.
Olivia's art is grounded in dreamlands and consciousness, while Olivia herself is generally dreaming. Her newest book, In Dreams, was self-published in early 2012 and is currently sold at Dashwood Books. Over the past two years Olivia has collaborated and been featured in over a dozen publications. Recently, she held a solo exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA and exhibited her work in NYC and the UK.
Olivia's favorite magazines are The Journal, Metal, Fantastic Man, Muse, The Wire, New American Paintings, Purple, and Resident Advisor.
She breathes carefully and dances very rarely.
Richard Wagner is a native New Yorker, born in Queens in 1992. In 2001 his family relocated to eastern Long Island. He is now living in New York City while studying photography at the School of Visual Arts.
Richard collects photography and art books. At thirteen he got is first digital point-and-shoot and began photographing his friends, life, and himself. Now at 19, Richard’s photographs have developed into elaborate collages. These collages deal with the separation and reconstruction of body parts to create a new image; each piece becomes a part of a greater whole. The parts are pieced together much in the same way that people are - we build experiences and piece together ourselves. In this way, Richard’s work confronts issues of sexuality, identity, and self-examination.
Lauren's roots are in a little suburban town a short walk from Washington, D.C. where her childhood consisted of hopping through backyards and playing make believe. Throughout 18 years living there she became invested in acting, making art and creating social change. Now, transplanted in NYC, she spends most of her time studying photography at SVA and clinging to opportunities to make art and go on adventures.
Through her work Lauren hopes to create something like a new religion that will inform others of her strong beliefs and values. She is deeply thankful for the existence of Harmony Korine, Werner Herzog and his ecstatic truth, outsider artists, Elliott Smith, City At Peace and fairies. Her ultimate dream is of creating a visionary environment that would act as a studio, gallery and school of sorts where people could go to work and learn freely. For now, Lauren will stick to building things out of trash and writing in her journal.
Born and raised in sunny California, Jake grew up performing in theatre productions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. As a teenager, he picked up his Dad’s 35mm camera and began taking snapshots of his friends and family.
Taking inspiration from the theatrical spectrum of his childhood, Jake’s work is connected with themes of innocence, illusion, and experience. Jake is currently living in New York City while attending school, making art with friends, and rockin’ and rollin’.
Peter Marquez was born and raised in New York City and is a product of the NY public school system. His work explores themes based on his upbringing. The grittier the better. Borrowing friends cameras he can usually be found walking the streets of New York alone at night in the pouring rain taking photos of you and then disappearing. The animations he makes are essential now to the way he works and thinks. Life is frozen in endless loops that provide a meditative relief for him and the viewer.
When Peter isn't taking photos he's probably bar tending or reading a book by Joseph Campbell.
Daniel Scott was born in Rochester, New York in 1991. As a child, Daniel was constantly immersed in a world of make-believe, from acting and singing in theater to spending hours drawing and painting.
At the age of 14, Daniel found photography and immediately became hooked. His perspective of the world became translated through a lens, where he transformed reality around him into something fresh, exciting, and provocative. He is inspired by the future, music, technology, horror films, comedy, and surrealism. His use of vibrant colors juxtapose his darker artistic voice, making his images distinctive and playfully twisted.
He has worked under David LaChapelle and has shot for IMG Paris, Elite London, Storm Model Management, ReQuest, and Wilhelmina Models along with various publications such as Fault Magazine.
Gareth Rhys is a Welsh photographer, who is currently based in London.
His clients include Simon & Schuster, Archant Publishing and Playground Publishing in Italy. His photography was used on the book cover of Scott Heim’s novel, Mysterious Skin.
His work has appeared in the following editorials: Clash Magazine, The Telegraph, NASTY Magazine, Fucking Young, Hypebeast, Ballad Of... Magazine, We Feel Fine.
Gareth’s photography has been on exhibit at the Design Museum in London as part of Samsung's NOW Project.
Lars Weber grew up on the countryside in northern Germany. He completed his studies in communication design at the Design Factory in Hamburg, Germany. Via his string engagement to design and the arts, he was able to finalize his studies with distinction one semester earlier.
Lars was part of the team developing the international fashion magazine ODDA and largely responsible for the visually stunning layout. During this time he also had some corresponding commissions from several different clients, designing & developing corporate identities.
He has worked on and produced countless photo projects in the fashion segment, for different magazines, exhibitions and designers. His passion for story telling photo shoots arouses emotions and portrays edgy and strong personalities.
Lars works with the London based SalesGossip agency.