Who is Anna Wolf? 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.
Joy 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
An American photographer who lives in New York City. 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.
Niky is a german/japanese illustrator/artist from Tokyo who is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Niky's work is hand-made and 'hands' are a recurring motif in her work.Especially in this current digital world, where there are so many new ways to communicate, Niky thinks that hands remain a powerful and honest way to communicate.She has created illustrations for clients such as NYLON, Jalouse, Tokion, SOEN, Stones Throw Records, Mercedes-Benz mixed tape, Towa Tei, Osawa Shinichi, clothing brands such as John Lawrence Sullivan, Insight, Urban Outfitters amongst others.Her daily routine include drawing, doodling, painting, cutting out pieces of paper and uploading one image per day onto her website.
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
We Came In Peace
We Came In Peace is a creative studio headed up by Kim Swift & Andrew Stevens, that builds connective spaces and experiential campaigns. Their work spans art installations, pop-up shops, branded environments, event design and production. As experiential designers and storytellers, they invite people to participate meaningfully in our worlds, sparing no detail to produce immersive happenings at maximum volume. We Came In Peace's goal is to create unforgettable experiences that bring the imagined to life.