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John Pawson

John Pawson is a renowned and treasured British designer whose unique and minimalist vision has captured the attention of the world. After years living in Japan for a number of years, where he was inspired by spending time in the studio of Shiro Kuramata, Pawson enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, leaving to establish his own practice in 1981. Pawson’s work focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials. Whilst private houses have remained at the core of his work, projects have spanned a wide range of scales and typologies, from the Sackler Crossing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to ballet sets, a new Cistercian monastery in Bohemia, gallery spaces in a former Second World War telecommunications bunker in Berlin and the interiors of the Design Museum’s new permanent home in London. 

  Tom Munro  embarked on his photographic journey during the late 1980’s when he moved from London to New York to study at the renowned Parsons School of Design.  Munro’s dedication and passion towards his craft has attracted the industries top publications such as Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair and leading designers including: Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Guerlain, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. Alongside his work within the fashion industry, Munro works on personal fine art projects exploring his fascination with black and white photography and developing his own personal narrative outside of the fashion context for which he is known. Munro has been involved with UK registered charity M.E.A.K (Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya), since 2005.   www.meak.tommunro.com

Tom Munro embarked on his photographic journey during the late 1980’s when he moved from London to New York to study at the renowned Parsons School of Design.  Munro’s dedication and passion towards his craft has attracted the industries top publications such as Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair and leading designers including: Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Guerlain, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. Alongside his work within the fashion industry, Munro works on personal fine art projects exploring his fascination with black and white photography and developing his own personal narrative outside of the fashion context for which he is known. Munro has been involved with UK registered charity M.E.A.K (Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya), since 2005.  www.meak.tommunro.com

  Luca Anzalone  is an Italian emerging artist born in Parma, 4th of May 1995. After his Diploma in Agriculture and applied sciences, he moved to Bournemouth at the age of nineteen. He started his academic studies at the Arts University Bournemouth and whilst studying, assisted many London based fine art and fashion photographers; expanding his technical knowledge and developing his visual and emotional voice. He graduated in Photography with 1st class honours in July of 2017. Luca’s aesthetic is both impassioned and sophisticated with strong storytelling themes achieved through his graceful use of tones and juxtaposition of details. His work has a tactile essence due to Luca’s obsession with organic texture, touch, and light, helping to bring his photographs to life. Luca’s attachment to nature pushes his creative process to a multi-dimensional space delicately achieved through diptychs and installations. At the heart of his creative process there’s a constant deep understanding of the people around him and ultimately the world he lives in. Luca Anzalone is currently a freelance photographer based in London

Luca Anzalone is an Italian emerging artist born in Parma, 4th of May 1995. After his Diploma in Agriculture and applied sciences, he moved to Bournemouth at the age of nineteen. He started his academic studies at the Arts University Bournemouth and whilst studying, assisted many London based fine art and fashion photographers; expanding his technical knowledge and developing his visual and emotional voice. He graduated in Photography with 1st class honours in July of 2017. Luca’s aesthetic is both impassioned and sophisticated with strong storytelling themes achieved through his graceful use of tones and juxtaposition of details. His work has a tactile essence due to Luca’s obsession with organic texture, touch, and light, helping to bring his photographs to life. Luca’s attachment to nature pushes his creative process to a multi-dimensional space delicately achieved through diptychs and installations. At the heart of his creative process there’s a constant deep understanding of the people around him and ultimately the world he lives in. Luca Anzalone is currently a freelance photographer based in London

  Lorena Lohr  is a Canadian-British photographer. Lohr has maintained a self-taught practice for ten years, since 2011 Lohr has self-published four successful photo books –the most recent being Texas Blue in 2018. In addition to this Lohr also devotes time to publishing a regular photo-zine; ’Ocean Views’. Past solo exhibitions have included Ocean Sands at the Liverpool International Photography Festival, the Cob Gallery, Photo Show at the Rochelle School as well as a showcase of her work at Claire de Rouen Books in London. Lohr also provided images for the film projection for Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales’ travelling multimedia show Room 29 in 2016 to 2o17. She is now conducting a detailed study of the endangered downtown Hispanic neighbourhoods of El Paso, Texas.

Lorena Lohr is a Canadian-British photographer. Lohr has maintained a self-taught practice for ten years, since 2011 Lohr has self-published four successful photo books –the most recent being Texas Blue in 2018. In addition to this Lohr also devotes time to publishing a regular photo-zine; ’Ocean Views’. Past solo exhibitions have included Ocean Sands at the Liverpool International Photography Festival, the Cob Gallery, Photo Show at the Rochelle School as well as a showcase of her work at Claire de Rouen Books in London. Lohr also provided images for the film projection for Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales’ travelling multimedia show Room 29 in 2016 to 2o17. She is now conducting a detailed study of the endangered downtown Hispanic neighbourhoods of El Paso, Texas.

  Ellie Tsatsou  is a Greek-born, London-based photographer & interdisciplinary artist whose work explores wonder, notions of home & intuition through the use of digital & analogue photography, film, editing & writing. Her practice focuses on observation and presence, placing emphasis on relationships between human & nature while forming a quest to discover & manifest creative living through every day action. Tsatsou has been mentored by photographers Nick Knight (London, 2011/12) & Ryan McGinley (New York, 2013/14), and her body of work draws references from the minimalism of her homeland’s philosophical cores & the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. She has exhibited in Greece, Tunisia and the United Kingdom and her photographs are part of private collections in Washington DC, New York, London, Athens and Paris.

Ellie Tsatsou is a Greek-born, London-based photographer & interdisciplinary artist whose work explores wonder, notions of home & intuition through the use of digital & analogue photography, film, editing & writing. Her practice focuses on observation and presence, placing emphasis on relationships between human & nature while forming a quest to discover & manifest creative living through every day action. Tsatsou has been mentored by photographers Nick Knight (London, 2011/12) & Ryan McGinley (New York, 2013/14), and her body of work draws references from the minimalism of her homeland’s philosophical cores & the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. She has exhibited in Greece, Tunisia and the United Kingdom and her photographs are part of private collections in Washington DC, New York, London, Athens and Paris.

  Bindi Vora  is a contemporary photographic artist whose practice utilises various skilful analogue processes, Vora’s work teases out subtle marks and pigments from within her images, the results create vast spaces of colour, light and detail that contemplate ideas of perception. In 2013, Vora graduated from University of Westminster with a BA in Photographic Arts. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in the United Kingdom and Europe and was recently exhibited in The Photographers’ Gallery during their Hyperanalogue Geekender.

Bindi Vora is a contemporary photographic artist whose practice utilises various skilful analogue processes, Vora’s work teases out subtle marks and pigments from within her images, the results create vast spaces of colour, light and detail that contemplate ideas of perception. In 2013, Vora graduated from University of Westminster with a BA in Photographic Arts. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in the United Kingdom and Europe and was recently exhibited in The Photographers’ Gallery during their Hyperanalogue Geekender.

  Walter & Zon  iel  are an artist duo that work in the mediums of installation, photographic art, sculpture, film & performance. Their work sees them constantly  pushing the boundaries and developing new forms of creation with the mediums which they work. Walter & Zoniel’s vision centres around the themes of our interconnectedness within the cosmos, nature and humankind, explored through means of surrealism or abstraction through to symbolism in conceptual forms of portraiture. The duo have built many giant-format cameras and created new photographic processes from the development of antique techniques utilising modern technology. Walter & Zoniel often have to make the tools to create the works they envisage. The involvement in every aspect of the process of creation is intrinsic to Walter & Zoniel’s visual language.

Walter & Zoniel are an artist duo that work in the mediums of installation, photographic art, sculpture, film & performance. Their work sees them constantly  pushing the boundaries and developing new forms of creation with the mediums which they work. Walter & Zoniel’s vision centres around the themes of our interconnectedness within the cosmos, nature and humankind, explored through means of surrealism or abstraction through to symbolism in conceptual forms of portraiture. The duo have built many giant-format cameras and created new photographic processes from the development of antique techniques utilising modern technology. Walter & Zoniel often have to make the tools to create the works they envisage. The involvement in every aspect of the process of creation is intrinsic to Walter & Zoniel’s visual language.

  Marina Shacola  is a photographer living and working between Cyprus and Kenya. Working specifically within the fields of portraiture and street photography, Marina began her career as a photographer for leading lifestyle magazines in Cyrpus. More recently Shacola has focused on projects concerning humanitarian and social issues on an international level. Some of these projects include ATHLOS for the Athens Olympic Games, UNHCR projects in support of refugees, Just Care concerning the challenges of children in Africa, the Green Room a tribute to the children of the Makarios Children's Home in Kenya. Marina has an MBA and holds degrees in law and sociology as well as a diploma in History of Art. She is the co-founder and president of the The Sophia Foundation for Children, a non-profit organization in Cyprus, created with the scope of helping children in need in Kenya and Cyprus to change their predicament through safety, nutrition, medical care, and education.

Marina Shacola is a photographer living and working between Cyprus and Kenya. Working specifically within the fields of portraiture and street photography, Marina began her career as a photographer for leading lifestyle magazines in Cyrpus. More recently Shacola has focused on projects concerning humanitarian and social issues on an international level. Some of these projects include ATHLOS for the Athens Olympic Games, UNHCR projects in support of refugees, Just Care concerning the challenges of children in Africa, the Green Room a tribute to the children of the Makarios Children's Home in Kenya. Marina has an MBA and holds degrees in law and sociology as well as a diploma in History of Art. She is the co-founder and president of the The Sophia Foundation for Children, a non-profit organization in Cyprus, created with the scope of helping children in need in Kenya and Cyprus to change their predicament through safety, nutrition, medical care, and education.

  Federico Pestilli  is an Italian artist who combines both photography and painting to produce a singular aesthetic that comes to life in the form of large scale studies. Pestilli’s works have a dreamlike quality with confident brush strokes which guide your eye across the contours of his subject. Originally raised in Rome, Pestilli completed his university studies in Paris, where he received a Master’s degree in history from the Sorbonne. Early work experiences brought him to New York and London where he expanded his understanding of fashion and visual arts producing content for brands including Calvin Klein and Prada.

Federico Pestilli is an Italian artist who combines both photography and painting to produce a singular aesthetic that comes to life in the form of large scale studies. Pestilli’s works have a dreamlike quality with confident brush strokes which guide your eye across the contours of his subject. Originally raised in Rome, Pestilli completed his university studies in Paris, where he received a Master’s degree in history from the Sorbonne. Early work experiences brought him to New York and London where he expanded his understanding of fashion and visual arts producing content for brands including Calvin Klein and Prada.

  Marco Walke r  studied under Paul Jasmin at the Pasadena Art Center College in California. Marco began his career in San Francisco where he develop his craft through portrait photography. He has since shot all over the world and last year moved back to his hometown London to expand his portfolio. Marco has a specific style that feels energetic, colourful and loose but shot in a controlled manner. Walker recently won a PDN award with his Zap/ Snap series. He has exhibited in New York, London and Paris.

Marco Walker  studied under Paul Jasmin at the Pasadena Art Center College in California. Marco began his career in San Francisco where he develop his craft through portrait photography. He has since shot all over the world and last year moved back to his hometown London to expand his portfolio. Marco has a specific style that feels energetic, colourful and loose but shot in a controlled manner. Walker recently won a PDN award with his Zap/ Snap series. He has exhibited in New York, London and Paris.