Jessica Backhaus was born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1970 and grew up in an artistic family. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris, where she later studied photography and visual communications. Here she met Gisele Freund in 1992, who became her mentor. In 1995 her passion for photography drew her to New York, where she assisted photographers, pursued her own projects and lived until 2009.Jessica Backhaus is regarded as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. These images are from the series I Wanted To See The World.
John Lehr is an American photographer based in New York, and a 2005 Yale graduate. His work uses hard light, stark shadows, and abstractions of architecture, presented as textures emptied of their references. Color and surfaces become simple elements framed to become totem-like forms, which elevate the non-places we rarely notice.
Charlie Engman is an American photographer with twin degrees in Japanese and Korean studies and Fine Art from Oxford, and an amazing photography portfolio to boot. After a period of studying painting and collage, he has shifted to a short (about a 3 years) career in making photographs. He has so far worked with notable brands and publications like Urban Outfitters, Vice, Fader, Dazed Digital and I-D. His work is considered and colorful, and definitely a bit perfectly weird.
Acres of color! Zoren Gold and Minori Murakami shoot editorial and advertising campaigns, and are repped by Artist & Agency in New York. They bring splashes of bright saturated color and high style to their gorgeous work.