Between sculpting and lighting, Christine Mathieu photographs the symbolics and cultural meanings lodged into ordinary things. She was a prize-winner in the Polaroid-sponsored national competition for schools of photography, and then, held her first photographic exhibition in Paris. She then worked successfully in illustration, graphic design and colored design space. Her artistic work mainly explores the ways of photography only since 2002. Her photographs have been chosen for inclusion in national and international exhibitions and collections.
Nader Khouri and the teams he brings together produce authentic editorial and advertising imagery of food and people. From the beginning of his projects he focuses on having a well planned pre-production process to guide the shoot with a clear vision and goals. Whether it is putting together a mood board, shot list, or scouting before the shoot Nader and his team do what it takes to produce the compelling imagery clients are looking for. From having worked as a photojournalist for 10 years and 5 years in the commercial realm Nader now easily switches back and forth from the two. It was from telling people’s stories that he honed his ability to anticipate moments and combine them with special attention to composition and light. His work has been honored most recently in Communication Arts and the American Photographic Artist’s SF Something Personal exhibit. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native and loves discovering all the new restaurants and bars in San Francisco and Oakland. He makes sure to balance out his urban lifestyle by spending many weekends exploring the rivers and lakes in northern California.
Penn started photographing flowers for the Christmas edition of American Vogue in 1967 and continued to explore the genre for 40 years. His apparent simplistic compositions are void of sentimentality and focus on the detail, form and wonder of each specimen. The images in this title are sumptuously printed, illustrating the objective study in every minute detail. Penn’s preference for blooms, passed the point of perfection, hints at their mortality whilst celebrating each flower’s sensual beauty.
“I myself have always stood in awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.” -Irving Penn