Andrew Yee is one of those rare talents in fashion photography who has the ability to place equal celebration on the fashion, concept and model at the same time...is there nothing this man can't shoot and make fabulous and interesting!? His work is always a celebration of colour, contrast and form. I simply can't get enough of it. Whilst no where near as well known as the big names and competitors in fashion photography stakes, he should be, his work delivers on so many levels and continues to surprise each time.
Nick Thornton Jones and Warren Du Preez
Acclaimed photographers and self-styled “painters with light” Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones – who have collaborated with Bjork, UNKLE, Massive Attack, Kasabian and Alexander McQueen – tell IdeasMag about their creative processes… Interview continues on Ideas Tap.
Knight's first book of photographs, 'Skinheads', was published in 1982, whilst a student at Bournemouth. He was then commissioned by i-D editor Terry Jones to create a series of 100 portraits for the magazine's fifth anniversary issue. As a result of those black-and-white portraits, his work caught the attention of art director Marc Ascoli, who commissioned Knight to shoot the 1986 catalogue of avant-garde Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto in collaboration with renowned graphic designer Peter Saville. Since this first foray into fashion photography, he has shot both editorial and advertising projects for clients including Alexander McQueen, Audi, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Shiatzy Chen, Jil Sander, Lancôme, Levi Strauss, Martine Sitbon,Mercedes-Benz, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Swarovski and Yves Saint Laurent.
Nick Knight directed back in 2001 his first music video ever, the controversial Pagan Poetry video, for avant-pop star Björk. In 2011 he directed the video for Lady Gaga's single "Born This Way". Care of wikipedia.