Next up in our ‘Creative Rebels’ series, featuring those that inspire us by pushing the boundaries of culture through their craft, are three figures from the world of photography whose unique style creates a truly distinct aesthetic.
Ronan McKenzie"I get a lot of emotional strength from physical strength and so much of my work is about making women look big and strong."
Ronan McKenzie started out her career working in retail when a fateful encounter with Japanese photographer Piczo found her styling one of his shoots and the rest as they say is history. She has worked with brands ranging from Nike to Stella McCartney and gained critical acclaim with each new shoot.
As well as being an incredible photographer, during lockdown she also created her first fashion collection.
She believes that there is a place for everyone and that is reflected in every aspect of her work.
"I have a deep belief in the idiosyncratic, incidental, arbitrary, marginal and messy."
Chicago-born Charlie Engman, whose colourful and high-contrast work sits somewhere between set design, photography and graphic design, is pulling the rug from under conventional fashion photography.
Originally arriving at the medium as a form of note taking, he has since shot for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Vogue and Stella McCartney. His work displays a real curiosity with the everyday and overflows with playful touches. It seems the only rule throughout, is that there aren’t any.
Alongside his commercial work, he has spent a decade documenting his mother, with his latest book displaying hundreds of photographs that challenge the image of “the mother”.
“My work is like a little boy who goes through the whole forest with a wooden stick"
Hyunwoo Min is an emerging fashion photographer from South Korea. Based in Seoul, his images have an electricity to them that plays with light, texture and the obfuscation of his subjects.
He describes his aesthetic as things that are natural and disheveled. He leaves a naturalness to it so, he can’t say that the aesthetic is completely his but a fusion of his work and nature.
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Here's to the interesting ones!
We make jeans for some of the most creative people in the world. That’s not by accident. That’s because we believe in the power of ideas. When you do interesting things, interesting things happen. We’re an ideas company that happens to make jeans.
But ideas need ideas. Ideas feed on ideas.
Our Creative Rebels series features some of those we turn to for inspiration, in the hope their ideas may be fuel for your 'interesting' too.
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