Alex Prager and crowds

Alex Prager (1979), photographer and filmaker. Alex Prager is an American art photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographs primarily use staged actors, models and extras to create “meticulously designed mise en scène”, often described as film-like and hyperreal. Prager’s growing filmography expands the fictive realities of her still works, touching upon themes…

Alice Hawkins and flamboyant

Alice Hawkins, (1973), photographer. “I don’t want to say that I’m an artist because it seems like such a grand title, but I listen to my voice and do things that I like and fuck everything else.” This is perhaps the best way to summarise Alice Hawkins, whose bold, brash approach to fashion photography defies…

Martin Parr and camp

Martin Parr (1952), photographer. Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. Since 1994, Parr…

Guy Aroch and dreamy

Guy Aroch (1971), photographer. He was born in Israel but in 1988 he moved to New York to persue a career in photography and in 1993 he graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Today he works both in the USA and Europe. He describes his photography as modern pictures with a sexy,…

Jonathan Leder and erotism

Jonathan Leder (1972) photographer, film director and publisher. Born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Leder attended the prestigious Collegiate School. He began photographing and working in the darkroom at the age of 15. Leder subsequently attended Parson’s School of Design in Paris in 1992, then attended the Florence Academy of Art in…

Lori Nix and dioramas

Lori Nix (1969), sculptor, miniaturist and photographer. She graduated from Truman State University where she studied ceramics, and photography. She went on to study photography at the graduate level at Ohio University, and moved to New York in 1999. Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” and her work is influenced by extreme weather and…

Kim Keever and water tanks

Kim Keever (1955), photographer and painter. New York-based artist Kim Keever’s photographic landscapes may, at first, seem to share the same 19th-century intentions. Clearly, one may be swept up in the beauty and drama of his exotic mountain ranges, seashores and misty bogs, and the evocative play of light suggestive of the setting of the…

Tim Walker and romanticism

Tim Walker (1970), photographer and filmaker. Tim Walker’s photographs have entranced the readers of Vogue, month by month, for over a decade. Extravagant staging and romantic motifs characterise his unmistakable style.  Walker’s interest in photography began at the Condé Nast library in London where he worked on the Cecil Beaton archive for a year before…

Ellen von Unwerth and sensual

Ellen von Umberth (1964), photographer. She is a photographer and director, specializing in erotic femininity. She worked as a fashion model for ten years herself before moving behind the camera, and now makes fashion, editorial, and advertising photographs. Ellen von Unwerth found fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer. Her work has been published in…

Neil Krug and pulp

Nel Krug (1983), photographer. He is a photographer and director based in Los Angeles. Together with his wife, Joni Harbeck, he founded Pulp Art Book, a collection of photography and commercial work in limited edition prints, books and films. In 2011 he released the LP-sized Pulp Art Book: Volume One with images of Joni shot with polaroid film…

Ryan Schude and the set

Ryan Schude (1979), photographer. Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College in Northern California before heading to the San Francisco Art Institute for photography. After shooting freelance for a bit and then working full time as a photo editor in San Diego, Ryan moved to Los Angeles where he currently…

Martin Klimas and instant

Martin Klimas (1971), photographer. The disintegrated ceramics in Martin Klima’s series Porcelain Figurines burst with more energy than their fragile bodies can handle, shattering into shards and dust with a strange dignity. The photographer drops the statuettes from a height of 4 meters in his Düsseldorf studio, using the explosive sound of their impact to trigger his camera…