Sunday, February 5, 2012

Top 10 Feb 6

Check-ch-check-check-check-ch-check it out
What-wha-what-what-what's it all about
Work-wa-work-work-work-wa-work it out
Let's turn this motherfuckin' party out!

Mr. J

1. Andrew Yee

Wanderlust found Andrew and he left his home state of Hawaii. He currently resides in New York; sensory landscape in which both reality and fantasy intermingle. His work is attracted to photographic and scenic elements that evoke a piece of the past.

See more work by Andrew HERE

2. Nick Ballon

Nick was born in England,1976 to the idiosyncratic parentage of a Bolivian restauranteur, and an NHS chief executive from Petts Wood. This may account for his keen eye for the incongruous.
In 2001 Nick completed a Photography degree from Berkshire School of Art and Design, which was shortly succeeded by a spell working for renowned advertising photographers’ agency Jo Clark, giving him a good grounding in the business of photography.

Nick spent the subsequent five years working as a editorial and commercial photographer for a prestigious roster of clients such as the Guardian Weekend, Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Monocle magazine whilst commissioned commercially for Ferrari, Mother and YCN agency. Recent personal work accolades include the The Creative Review Photography Annual and Foto8 Summer Show awarded for his personal projects at the Dunton Ford Factory and Viva Las Luchadoras! recently exhibited at the Bolivian Embassy.
As for Nick’s working aesthetic, this is defined by strong composition and a selective colour palette. It’s also shaped by a fascination with location, and the hidden stories behind them. This can range from chanced everyday observations from documentary projects, to highly produced and constructed images for advertising clients.

See more work by Nick HERE

3. Wilson Hennessy

See more work by Wilson HERE

4. Bruno Dayan

Bruno was born in London, England and raised in Montreal, Canada. He studied Fine Arts and Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. In his second year his short film "Vie d'eau" was selected at Cannes Film Festival.

Bruno's photographic career began in Toronto where he shot for the main Canadian fashion magazines. After travelling to Asia, Bruno moved to Tokyo where he lived for 11 years. He started to shoot videos and commercials for top Japanese artists whilst continuing fashion Photography.

In 1998 Bruno moved to France and created images for campaigns such as Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Yves St Laurent Parfum, Dior, Celine, Chantal Thomass, Le Printemps, Le Bon Marché, Pantene, Braun, Camay, L'Oreal Professionnel.

His editorial collaborations include Numéro, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie-Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Flair, Amica, D la Repubblica, S Mag, So Chic, Tush, Dansk, Qvest and 125 Magazine.

Bruno is now working in between Paris and New-York in both film and print media.

See more work by Bruno HERE

5. Melodie McDaniel

Melodie McDaniel graduated in 1992 from Art Center School of Design with a major in Photography and a minor in Fine Art. She studied photography and was inspired to pursue documentary photography after traveling throughout Europe and Israel.

See more work by Melodie HERE

6. Modeselektor - Evil Twin

Dent de Cuir's music video for Modeselektor and Otto von Schirach's track uses a clever effect: videos within videos, rearranged and coordinated for a hypnotic viewing experience. Just one little thing bugs me: the QuickTime videos should be showing a pause symbol, not a play symbol, if they're actually playing! Nonetheless, it's very well done.

7. Lesley Edith

Gaining a first class honours degree in fashion image-making and styling, Lesley went on to win the UKs award for photography portfolio at the prestigious London Graduate Fashion Week Event in '08.

Soon after her work featured in the British Journal of Photography, profiled as being 'one to watch' in the photography of children and young teens.

Specialising in kids and teens fashion,

clients include fashion brands Warehouse, River-Island, New-Look, Hucklebones of London, Little-Duckling, Emma Levine, Smith and Coates.

Her editorial work has published in the Telegraph, Stella magazine, Extra Small magazine, Milk Collezioni, Doolittle magazine, CWB, The BJP, and Lesley is also a regular contributor to the World Global Style Network.

Lesley divides her time between London, Los Angeles and New York.

See more work by Lesley HERE

8. Toby Morris

Toby Morris is a New Zealand born, Amsterdam based illustrator, art director, comic artist and designer. He is a former member of the band Batrider, former editor and publisher of Officer Pup, former artist and writer of the comic series Pirate Technics, and a current father of one. He drew, published and nationally distributed his first comic at age 13 and since then has illustrated projects for magazines like Q, The Listener and Metro, as well as commercial clients like Heineken, Lego and EA Games. He has drawn two books, over twenty comics and worked extensively within the New Zealand music industry, drawing posters and covers for the likes of Connan Mockasin, Liam Finn, A Low Hum and Flying Nun records.

Toby currently works as an art director at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam but likes to keep multiple personal projects on the go as well as taking on illustration commissions. In 2010 he published the book Alledaags: A Year In Amsterdam and is currently working on the follow up, a personal account of his first year of parenting here.

His background in comics and his time as an art director have honed a strong sense of storytelling in his illustration work. He has a strong sense of colour and clarity and enjoys character design, hand typography and world building.

Toby can be contacted at smokevswater at

See more work by Toby HERE

9. Elle Muliarchyk

Elle Muliarchyk was born in Belarus, grew up in Vietnam and the Czech republic. Her father was a diplomat and her mother a journalist and linguist. Elle's introduction to fashion came at an early age with a brief stint as a model discovered by the legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demachelier giving her a unique insight into the intricate workings of the industry.

Elle's curiosity, creativity and daring nature inspired her to pick up a camera and start taking pictures and directing films of her own. Her unique eye driven by subjects as diverse as the church, performance art and classic noir filmmaking have enabled Elle to emerge as an exciting talent to watch straddling the fine line between filmmaker, fashion photographer and artist. Elle's work has been featured in Pop, Italian Vogue and the New York Times. She currently contributes to Art Magazine Garage, The New York Times, V Magazine, V Man and W Magazine. Her clients in both photography and film include Alain Mikli, Bella Freud, Philip Lim, Mania Mania,

See more work by Elle HERE

10. Amanda Nedham

Primarily concerned with the various taxonomic functions of history, Nedham’s works on paper exhibit a technical proficiency and enamoured exploration of natural history’s complex and overlapping structures. Through a process of abstraction based on the collaging of drawings, largely from television and internet sources, she attempts to focus on those moments that create tension as they challenge the governing voice of history. Nedham is the winner of the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Printmaking Medal. Her work has been ehibited in Toronto, Florence, and New York.

See more work by Amanda HERE