Contributors

Charles Ludeke

Charles Ludeke

Charles Ludeke is a Brooklyn-based photographer who is obsessed with Mariah Carey, GIFs, lip synching in the wind, and making people laugh.

Hannah Scott-Stevenson

Hannah Scott-Stevenson

Hannah recently returned to Australia after living and working in New York City for three years with some of the highest ranking photographers and stylists in the world. She’s currently working with children-focused magazines and brands to create whimsical snapshots into other worlds.

Bjarne Jonasson

Bjarne Jonasson

Bjarne was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He studied media in high school with a dream of becoming a sound designer, but had to take a mandatory photography class and fell in love with the medium. From the age of 16, photography became his passion. Bjarne worked as an assistant in Stockholm and moved to NYC [...]

Jake Janisse

Jake Janisse

Born and Raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with heavy influence from neighboring Detroit, Michigan, Jake has turned his love for stills and motion into a full-time career. Over the last three years, Jake has built a strong base in Los Angeles, allowing him access to the likes of Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Travis Barker, [...]

Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane is a French-born, Italian-Tunisian designer and photographer, best known for changing the silhouette of men’s fashion to super-skinny during his time at Dior Homme. Since leaving Dior, he has worked as a photographer, famously documenting British rock star Pete Doherty and the Berlin club scene.

Brian Higbee

Brian Higbee

Brian is a fashion and celebrity photographer. He comes from an 11 year career in graphic design. Early on in his career, he picked up a camera and started shooting photos for his commissioned graphic design projects. Now Brian’s work has been published in Interview magazine, Vogue Korea, Russia’s InStyle, and many more alike.

Ariel Pang

Ariel Pang

Buttery fingered, ice chewing artist/actress with a penchant for the absurd. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

Aziz is an American actor and comedian who began his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City during the summer of 2000 while attending NYU. In 2007, he created and starred in the critically acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, which led to feature films. He currently stars on Parks and Recreation.

Bryony Shearmur

Bryony Shearmur

Bryony is a fine art and portrait photographer. Growing up in London, she bought her first camera when she was 10 and a passion was born. After a brief flirtation with music, a European tour, some costume design and a trip to Timbuktu, she settled in L.A. to focus full-time on photography.

Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd is a fashion, portrait and celebrity photographer. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona but currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2007, he has been shooting commercial and editorial work. Billy’s images are soft and rough at the same time. It’s young and rebellious.

Norbert Schoerner

Norbert Schoerner

Norbert Schoerner is a German photographer and filmmaker. Based in London since 1989, he spent the early 90s experimenting with layered imaging and digital post production. His work has since been published in NY Times Magazine, Vogue and AnOther Magazine. His advertising campaigns have included Comme des Garçons, Swarovski and Prada.

Russell Manning

Russell Manning

Russell Manning a.k.a. Rush Midnight is the former bass player for acclaimed new wave revivalist, Twin Shadow, and formally trained jazz musician. Russ is Brooklyn born and bred, and his music tells the sonic story of coming up in a nonstop city. Follow Russ on Instagram @rushmidnight.

Drew Innis

Drew Innis

Drew Innis is a director, cinematographer and photographer currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Economics and experimented with a practical profession in the business world for several years, but recently escaped to pursue film and photography in earnest.

JB Ghuman, Jr.

JB Ghuman, Jr.

JB was born and raised in Miami Beach, Floria where breakdancing, painting and photography was his bag. He soon set out for NYC and practiced installation art before landing in L.A. JB eventually started directing music videos and in 2010, he made his award-winning debut feature Spork. Follow JB on Twitter @JbGhumanJr.

Kee Chang

Kee Chang

Kee Chang is the senior editor of Anthem Magazine.

Anson Mount

Anson Mount

Anson Mount is an American actor who has appeared in both film and television. He currently holds the lead role on the hit AMC series Hell on Wheels. Follow him on Instagram @ansonmount.

L'Altra

L’Altra

Lindsay Anderson and Joseph Desler Costa have been making music together for more than a decade, pushing through the ups and downs of daily life, line-up changes, break-ups and make-ups. L’Altra’s take on indie pop is a gentle wash of hushed guitars, rolling pianos and subtle electronics.

Broderick Fox

Broderick Fox

Broderick Fox spent several childhood years in Tokyo and his twenties between Berlin and Los Angeles, making his creative perspective markedly international. His award winning narrative, experimental, and documentary works have screened theatrically, on television, at film festivals, and online. He is also a professor of Media Arts and Culture at Occidental College.

Zach Lewis

Zach Lewis

Zach Lewis is a New York City-based photographer. You could think of him as F. Scott Fitzgerald with a camera. Be sure to look for his first photography book, There Are No Sins Here.

Bradford Gregory

Bradford Gregory

Bradford Gregory is a photographer based in New York. Seeking out fresh evocative viewpoints, he creates images inspired by raw beautiful simplicity. His portrait, fashion, and art photography has appeared in Spin, Nylon, Dossier Journal, Dazed & Confused, Bullett, The Los Angeles Times, The Vice Photo Book, and an academic textbook by Thames & Hudson, [...]

Joshua McCaghren

Joshua McCaghren

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Joshua McCaghren is a New York City-based commercial and fashion photographer. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaMccaghren.

Eric White

Eric White

Eric White, 24, born and raised in rural upstate New York, now living in and working as a photographer in Brooklyn. I was challenged as a kid to create my own fun, as in a rural setting, there aren’t “big city distractions” to occupy yourself with. I was just as happy to wander into the [...]

Mathieu Bitton

Matthieu Bitton

Grammy Award nominee Mathieu Bitton has designed over 650 CDs and is a world-renowned collector and authority on Black films. Clients include Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Sting, Quentin Tarantino, Lionel Richie, and Iggy Pop. Bitton was the 2012 recipient of one of France’s highest honors, Chevalier De L’Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres.

Tanya Posternak

Tanya Posternak

Tanya Posternak is a Soviet-born foreign soul who takes conventional elements of photography and nudge them towards the unorthodox. She is in a constant search for visual and verbal extravaganza, random beauty and inspiring people.

Zhenya Posternak

Zhenya Posternak

As a part of creative duo the Posternaks, Zhenya takes pictures and writes with the exact same enthusiasm either for Vogue or for her personal projects. Soviet charisma and outstanding aesthetics are Zhenya’s stunning features. Zhenya can’t imagine her life without travels, beautiful imaginary and sincere laughs. And constant surprises by default.

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The Golden Filter

Formed in 2008, The Golden Filter is an electronic music duo from New York City. Band members Penelope Trappes (vocals) and Stephen Hindman (synthesizers) list Saint Etienne and Pink Floyd as significant influences on their musical style.

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Hani Furstenberg

Hani Furstenberg is an actress who has already worked with two giants in contemporary Israeli cinema: Eytan Fox and Joseph Cedar, whose Campfire brought her Israel’s equivalent to the Oscar. Furstenberg most recently starred in Julia Loktev’s The Loneliest Planet opposite Gael García Bernal.

Sophia Kercher

Sophia Kercher

Sophia Kercher is a writer, reporter, editor, essayist and social media guru with digital and print experience. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, the Santa Barbara Independent and Metromix. Sophia is the associate editor at Pasadena Magazine. Follow Sophia on Twitter @sophiakercher.

Jesper Justesen

Jesper Justesen

A former still photographer hailing from Denmark, Jesper Justesen has transitioned into fashion photography. He’s currently based out of New York City and has captured portraits for the likes of Kanye West, Marin Ireland, Interpol and Ryan O’Nan.

Tiffany Frances

Tiffany Frances

Tiffany Frances’ childhood memories are rooted along the coast of California. She has since returned to where she was born, the east coast, and currently resides in New York City. Aside from directing, she’s also a photographer, editor, producer and composer.

Erik Ian

Erik Ian

Erik Ian is the son of a biker and a ballerina. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he moved to the Bronx at 4. He studied photography at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He’s now living the good life in Los Angeles with his wife and kids. Erik enjoys taking pictures at the beach and dodgeball.

JD Forte

JD Forte

JD Forte is an American born fashion photographer currently based in New York City. His work has been featured in both domestic and internationally distributed publications, as well as in advertising campaigns and on the cover of albums.

Alexander Wagner

Alexander Wagner

Focusing on ascending talent in music and fashion, Alexander Wagner is best known for uncovering the authentic personalities of his subjects—the way they live when they aren’t on stage. You can view his work in V, BlackBook, Nylon Guys, Spin, Institute and Out Magazine. He’s currently at home in Brooklyn, New York.

Rob Kulisek

Rob Kulisek

Rob Kulisek is a photographer oscillating between New York City and Wildwood, New Jersey. Recent exhibits include shows at Danzinger Projects, the Chelsea Art Museum, and Saatchi and Saatchi Gallery, as well as an installation at the Nike Bowery Stadium.

Victoria Stevens

Victoria Stevens

Born in the US and raised in England, Victoria Stevens is a photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her past clients have included Spin, Out, City, Working Class and Fault Magazine.

Patrick Houi

Patrick Houi

Patrick Houi was born in Frankfurt a.M., Germany. His origin is an assortment of Indonesia, China, the Czech Republic and Italy. After breaking up his studies in technical media, he ventured into photography. Patrick is a freelance photographer currently based in Berlin.

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Jarad Jeter

Jarad Jeter is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York who describes himself as a pot of coffee by day, bottle of wine by night kinda guy. His past clients have included W Magazine, Juxtapoz, Slap Magazine and Kanon Vodka. He currently works at Vice Magazine and produces video content for The Creators Project.

Ryan Hooks

Ryan Hooks

Ryan Hooks is a multi-disciplinary artist who collaborates with musicians, visual artists and other great minds to help promote sustainable economic practices. He’s the founder of a new internet start-up, AVBL.

Clement Pascal

Clement Pascal

Clément Pascal began his career in photography in Dakar, Sénégal. Using primarily film, he continued to shoot as he moved through West Africa, Cairo and back to his hometown, Paris. His work includes portraits, fashion and documentary film photography and has been published in Monocle, Corduroy, Vice and others.

Jordana Sheara

Jordana Sheara

Jordana Sheara is a freelance photographer with a slight obsession for travel. Her work leans towards the ethereal and is known for her playful use of light and shadow. She plans on going down in history for her extensive tolerance for hot sauce.

Timothy Saccenti

Timothy Saccenti

Timothy Saccenti is a director and photographer based out of New York city. His diverse experience in the music industry ranges from collaborations with experimental record labels like Warp Records and Domino to creating iconic portraits of pop musicians such as Erykah Badu and Pharrell.

Chau Tu

Chau Tu

Although the ever lustful traveler, Chau Tu admits she’s still just a Los Angeles girl at heart. She daylights as a web producer in public radio and has contributed writing to ‘SUP, Foam Magazine, Angeleno and the L.A. Times. She’s trying to like Twitter, so follow her @chaubtu.

Dustin A. Beatty

Dustin A. Beatty

Dustin A. Beatty is the editor-in-chief of Anthem Magazine.