Styled by: Ryan Holliday Stevens and Laura Taylor
Ben Dunbar-Brunton is a British fashion photographer based in London. His work is defined by the principles of modernism - graphic simplicity, balance, beauty and a youthful energy. Born in Oxford, raised in Stratford-upon-Avon and Norwich, Dunbar-Brunton studied at the University of Westminster, graduating in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Film, Video and Photographic Arts. In 2000 he became Nick Knight's first assistant. Since leaving Knight in 2004 Dunbar-Brunton has contributed regularly to high-profile publications including i-D, Pop, GQ Style, Arena Homme +, US and British Vogue, V and VMAN.
Ben on Nighthawks: 'When we see an impossible image either still or moving we assume it has been achieved digitally. So used to it as we now are, we don't consider it could or would be achieved any other way. Impossible images have been challenging image makers since the dawn of photography. The challenge I set myself with this film was to make impossible imagery without any digital interference. Everything in the this film was achieved in camera. I wanted to create fantasy from reality, rather than fantasy. This is what the film is about. The blurring of what a man sees and believes is real - and what is.'
Video Killed the Radio Star
Styled by: ISO
ISO is a London-based collective, specialising in creating visual work for the music industry. Founded by Art Director Kate Moross, the ISO collective provide artists, events, labels and all manner of individuals with videos, live visuals, print and web campaigns, installations and art direction. Recent work includes art direction for Plan B, Simian Mobile Disco, Nike and Delicatessen.
Ryan joined Aqua in 2005 when he introduced the brands own label and launched wholesale collections for the first time to ASOS.com. His role now as Creative Director has seen collaborations with leading design talent from around the world. Laura is Aqua's Brand Manager and has been working alongside Ryan as Muse and Creative Consultant on all aspects of design and branding for 6 years.
Featured in this video is a exclusive range of jewellery designed by Scott Wilson for Aqua. Wilson's work has been showcased in numerous books, exhibited at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and is sold in a selection of iconoclastic stores around the world including Liberty of London and Darkroom. Inspired by travel, far-flung civilistaions and modernist architecture Wilson's ability to innovate with work that is both desirable and witty has seen him collaborate with some of the most exceptional creative minds of recent years. He has produced catwalk pieces for Peter Pillotto, Matthew Williamson, Emilio de la Morena and Burberry.
Styled by: Kimi O'Neill
Yellow/Red featuring Jed Texas was filmed and directed by Konstantinos Menelaou. His projects draw influence from a wide variety of sources, including horror cinema, fashion and popular media. Menelaou moved from Greece to London in 2001 where he still lives and works. In September 2009 he completed his MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s College and since then he has been working on his video artworks, short films and fashion projects and has collaborated with innovative fashion designers and artists. His roles as a film-maker and art director are interconnected and they are defined by his practice as a writer, director, editor, curator and producer. Parallel to his own practice and the production and curation of art exhibitions and events, he works with Diane Pernet as the Producer at Large for A Shaded View on Fashion film festival and blog. Recent screenings have taken place at Miami Art Basel, Centre Pompidou, Barbican Art Gallety and the BFI.
The looks featured in Yellow/Red were pulled together by fashion stylist Kimi O'neil, former fashion Editor at Love and Junior Fashion Editor at Pop. Kimi has worked closely with Aqua on several projects and has previously styled Psychocardiogram, Bio-Digital Jazz and Set Out To Sleigh.