Christopher Hench is an American visual artist based in London. Originally from Philadelphia, Christopher studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently pursuing a master's in photography at the London College of Communication.
Christopher’s work focuses primarily in portraiture and editorial. While drawing inspiration from his subject's personality, his style is minimalistic and heavy-handed. His portraiture work is best suited for both the studio and the road, as Christopher is an enthusiastic traveler, accepting work worldwide.
His works have appeared in i
-Donline, Client, Disorder and 7th Man Magazine. Christopher has been featured as an emerging artist in Resource Magazine.
When not making photos, Christopher can be found watching documentaries, pondering conspiracy theories and continuing his long-term project, creating an artist's book.
Coley Brown was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to New York after studying photography and industrial design at Savannah College of Art and Design. His work is a stream-of-conciousness from month after month on the road from far corners of the United States and Europe. His work uses landscape as a starting point and moves in and out of abstraction, with people.
In 2008, Coley released his first monograph, entitled Jam Jelly Honey Wild Rice. In 2009 he had his first solo exhibition in Osaka, Japan and has since exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Japan. In early 2012 his third monograph, A Recurring Dream, will be released and he plans to build his own color darkroom.
When he is not traveling across the country shooting photographs of his experiences, Coley edits photographs in Brooklyn and performs with his two-piece experimental metal band.
Coley has collaborated with clients such as Converse, Sup Magazine, Lad Musician and Pig Magazine.
Florent Routoulp is a French photographer based in Paris. His work is the celebration of the male youth, a way to show the power and the hopelessness of a young man searching to find the birth of his identity and sexuality. Florent's under-construction universe is fed by humor, cynicism, nudity, smooth, vivid colors, and the sometimes aggressiveness and pessimism of a child of the MTV Generation and internet messenger loves.
Florent has exhibited in several European cities including Berlin, Basel, Milan, London and Paris and he has been represented by the Daeppen Gallery since 2009. Before graduating with a Master of Visual Arts in 2011, Florent worked with Help Teen Association.
As a young artist, Florent worked under the artist name and pseudonym Chocolat-Poire, or “Chocolate-Pear.” The name aptly described the two sides of his visual art in gastronomical terms: acidic, smooth and dark, light. Among the many magazines he has collaborated with are Candy, Purple, Fanzine 137, La Revue Monstre and Vice, who described Florent and his photos simply as, "skateboarders, penises and strawberries".
Justin Tyler Close has worked as a professional photographer for the past six years, gaining notoriety for his unique and intimate approach behind the lens. Primarily working with film and Polaroid cameras, Justin chooses to shoot with film, believing it stimulates the spontaneity and magic of the process, and fuels a more meaningful conversation between photographer and subject. Justin believes photography is about conveying the feelings generated by that bond through images, shining light on sensual but ephemeral moments that would otherwise be lost forever.
In addition to his photography, Justin is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Creative Director of The Lab Magazine, an international arts and culture publication. He founded the company three years ago to provide audiences with exciting and evocative content, build a like-minded creative network, and create a wider platform for his photography.
Justin also writes, directs, and produces for The Lab’s TV and film arms. He recently produced his first feature film, In Their Skin, starring his brother, Josh Close, alongside Selma Blair, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Miner. The film sold to IFC Films at Tribeca Film Festival 2012.
Mandy-Lyn is a photographer and DJ based in Vancouver, Canada. From an early age she favored film and music, probably influenced by her father, a rock musician and her mother, an exotic dancer. Growing up, she and her family frequently moved as she shuffled between her parents. Somewhere in between, her creativity set its own path, and as she developed her talent as a photographer, she found a place to be free.
The Vancouver press dubbed Mandy-Lyn "The Wild Child". Also a resident DJ, you'll find the black haired, goggly eyed photographer, spinning classic party jams on vinyl at the Waldorf's Tiki Bar every Friday night for Blow-Up.
Photography is truth and fantasy in equal and genuine measures making the perfect art and the finest life's work, according to Mandy-Lyn. She's capturing an idealized, absolutely real but unreal composition of beautiful babes, great music, gonzo photojournalism, fast cars and surreal landscapes to create a perfect art of memory and beauty.
Roberta Ridolfi was born in Rome and currently lives and works in London. Her enthusiasm for photography began once she started using her uncle's old Nikon, an interest which brought her to study photography at the London College of Printing. Her images are raw and genuine, untouched and alive, which when combined create a dream-like impression. Charged with emotion, her work is both a representation of her subject matter as much as herself.
Creating works for the likes of I-D, Apartamento, Rolling Stone Italia, The New York Times Magazine, Nylon, MTV, Sub Pop, Urban Outfitters and Stella McCartney amongst others, Roberta has a strong signature style that is apparent throughout.
Romain Sellier is a Paris based fashion photographer. Romain specialized in portraiture photography and then honed his craft mainly for the fashion and commercial arenas. He credits his primary observations in the field from CFT GOBELINS, l'école de l'image, The Toscana Photographic Workshop in Tuscany, and in the studio at Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir in Paris.
With his strong background in modern dance, acting and film, Romain has been a collaborator with The Abyla Dance Company and has written and performed in plays that have toured around Paris and Southern France.
In terms of his acting career, Romain began to realize that it was going to be hard to work with his favorites directors: David Lynch, Michel Gondry, Gus van Sant booking bad French versions of COPS. So from actor, he turned director. His photo story, "Simon Is Off" won the PICTO Fashion Award.
His work is published in Technikart, Marie Claire, Ninja, le Monde, Milk, 1883 and Dealer De Luxe.
Romain’s clients include Artek, Bouygues Telecom, Le Temps Des Cerises Jeans, Lili Gaufrette and Wrangler.
Sonya Kydeeva was born in Berlin and is currently living and working in Moscow.
After graduating from an intense, six-year study in visual arts and graphic design she began working in the commercial fashion industry in Russia.
Her photographic style is a mix of her background in art and fashion and has evolved around the complexity of staid fashion-world norms mixed with the experimental.
When asked what inspires her, Sonya is happy to add that she is still on a path to finding out and that she doesn’t care of she has a long way to go until she gets to that place. “I have a long way to find what really inspires me.”
Her photography and film work evokes the conflict of young Russians amidst old-world, yet beautifully captivating Russian authenticity and aesthetic. Her art portrays young, archetypical Russian boys in a lighthearted, yet austere existence.
She’s recently collaborated with the artist German Lavrovskiy. Their collaboration is a story more than it is a fashion statement; it is a perspective that hails direct from Russia, photography and fashion forged into a story that accurately depicts the country and its generations.
Sonya’s work has appeared in DUST, glamCULT, Svart Magazine and U+MAG and she has worked with the fashion brand Peter, Tom & Dave and completed projects with Katerina Romanova with The Flat for retail concept stores in Milan, Italy.
Studio De Joode is a Berlin based creative collective that is initiated by artist Rachel de Joode.
Studio de Joode’s versatile photographic work is poppy and filled with humor. Studio de Joode has been working in fashion since 2005, the Studio has been commissioned by international magazines and international brands to create still life—and Studio based photography.
The Studio is mostly working fashion orientated, but, always in a highly conceptual and creative manner, translating ideas through publications.
Studio De Joode’s work breaks the often-trivial surface of fashion photography and shows its underlying complexity.
The Studio works autonomously, but in close consultation with its clients.
The Studio works worldwide but is currently located in Berlin. Studio De Joode’s photography has appeared in Tiger, Surface, Under the Influence, Picnic, Qvest, Blend, De:Bug, Material Girl, and Lodown, and several other editorials.
Sudio De Joode’s client list includes Andrea Crews, Charlie Lemindu, Entega, H&M, Kvast, Lala Berlin, Monki, Onlab, Paul and Joe Sister, Paul and Joe, Süddeutsche, Tranoi and Zeit Online.
Todd Weaver was born and raised on the prairie. Kansas to be exact. He has been living in Los Angeles for seventeen years. He moved out there initially to become a cinematographer. He spent his first seven years in LA working on indie films, hip-hop videos, and commercials.
When he turned his talents to commercial photography, he started by doing lighting for such greats as Steven Klein, Herb Ritts and William Claxton.
He has been shooting commercially for the past four years. Shooting several record covers, advertising, editorials, and architecture.
Todd has been in several group shows and is perpetually working on a book. For two out of the last three years, American Photography has selected Todd’s work for inclusion in their Photography Annual.
When he's not working, he's taking pictures on his travels to the ocean, the desert, the mountains.
Originally from the south coast of Brittany in France, Yann was raised in the eighties and fed by the subliminal and intriguing memories of images, videos and editorial works of talented people such as Goude and Mondino.
Yann is a listener, a reader and a silent observer. Always interested in the world of images, Yann was finally reacquainted with them after spending some time in the rigorous world of science, incubating in labs at university for 6 years 2 months and 11 days.
After university he started photography, enrolled in an association to promote photography and did pinhole camera workshops for kids.
In the meantime, Yann developed his own core of work based on personal, grounded portraits and worked as a photographer for the communication department of a French institution.
On the 26th of March 2009, Yann turned his back on his native culture and crashed in London--on his own, with no contacts, with only four cameras and a couple of pair of underwear to look hip and cool underneath.
Since then his works has been steadily showed or commissioned in some publications: GRANTA, Seventh Man and Oh Comely. Yann collaborates with TANK and Because Magazine.