Welcome to this, the first Monday edition of "Top 10".
I hope this will brighten your Monday morning and hopfully the rest of your weekend...
if not, just try to read it over and over again each and every day of the week!
Mitsuko Nagone grew up in a small southern city in Japan. She moved
to Tokyo and studied photography at the College of Tokyo Visual Arts.
She then moved to New York City to continue her studies at LaGuardia
Community College. Her photographs appeared in magazines published in
NYC and Tokyo.
Currently, Mitsuko resides in Japan, works as a freelance photographer, and contributes to Getty Images.
She also graduated with a BA in Photography from Kyoto University of
Art and Design. She is available for photography assignments and
commission. Photography remains her passion where she currently
exhibits her personal work in area galleries.
Agency: Publicis Mojo, Sydney
Executive Creative Director: Micah Walker
Copywriter: Justine Armour
Art Director: Ruth Bellotti,
Group Account Director: Deanne Constantine
Agency Producer: Adrian Shapiro
Strategy Team: Graham Ritchie and Nicole Milward.
Director: Tom Kuntz via MJZ
Production Designer: Floyd Albee
Producer: Scott Kaplan.
Visual effects: Eight VFX, Sydney and Cutting Edge, Sydney
Editor: Gavin Cutler – Mackenzie Cutler.
Sound: Simon Lister – Nylon Studios
Music Licencing: Karl Richter – Level 2.
Bolton born photographer Antony Crook caught my attention with his
portraiture work over on his portfolio page. Now, I’ve seen many of his
pictures before, we even showcased a video that Antony did on the site,
but for some reason or another I’ve never got round to posting up some
of my favourite photographs. I picked this series because you don’t
often see photographers with such a wide variety of stars under his
belt, he’s taken pictures of famous individuals such as David Hockney,
Peter Saville, and Tim Burton. He’s even taken a photo of one of our
biggest inspirations, Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments.
from that, Antony has some terrific landscape work that ranges from
places like his hometown in Bolton, to Colorado, and Goa, India. He’s
really got his own sense of style, so much so that it connects the
series one to another, something that seems to be lost in the younger
photographers. View his beautifully composed work by clicking the link
Chris Turner is a London-based photographer who has been
shooting for over 16 years. He works in the advertising, design and
editorial markets. In the last couple of years, Chris has won a
number of awards for his food, still-life and fashion
On May 25, 1973, Jason Nocito was born in Mineola, NY. He was raised by his single mother in suburban Long Island, but he traveled to Manhattan every other weekend to visit his father. His interest in photography started at the age of 13, when his older brother handed him down a camera. His interests were punk rock and skateboarding, and his first images were of bands and his friends hanging out at shows. Even then, he knew photography would play a huge roll in his life.
After graduating Mineola High School in 1991, Jason made the move from Long Island to Manhattan. He studied photography and painting at F.I.T, before transferring to Parsons School of Design. After graduating in 1996 with a degree in photography, Jason began playing music and documenting friends full-time, taking pictures whenever he had the opportunity. In order to eat, he worked as an assistant and printer. In 1999, he quit playing music and focused on photography full-time. He started shooting editorial portraits and small stories for magazines like Nylon and Jane.
Today, Jason shoots for advertising clients such as Nike, Apple, Canon, Diesel, Motorola, Sony, Converse, and Urban Outfitters. He shoots regular editorial work for The Fader, Rolling Stone, Nylon, ESPN, Wired, Fast Company and Teen Vogue.
Photography is Jason's driving force in life. He loves nothing more than being on set and consistently pushing himself creatively. He resides in NYC with his wife Megan and their French Bulldog pup.
James on James:
My work explores a variety of subjects from the heightened realities
depicted in Baroque art and modern media to the restraint and release
of energy found within complex structures such as the human body. I
work in various mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture and film.
I have exhibited widely throughout the world including both group and
solo shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan and Barcelona.
Born in Knutsford, England, 1982. I graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons)
in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University.