Akatre is a design, art, photography atelier based in Paris founded by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sebastien Riveron. Their images and productions know no boundaries and cover the gamete from obscure to contained, humorous to unexplained. There is so much possibility to their work, as a collective they create their own world and we can dip our toe into it and be sure to enjoy it!Personal website: http://www.akatre.com/
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.
Personal Website http://n-a-m.org/
NAM is a Tokyo based graphic/art collective formed in 2006, currently a team of 10 artists, NAM creates works with a hint of fantasy fusing graphic design point of view with photographic expression.