Sébastien Pons is a French
photographer who grew up with photography all around
him. From a young age he accompanied his father,
a Wildlife Photographer, on excursions to photograph
lions and cheetahs in the African Savannah. From
this early influence Sébastien developed a
passion for the visual world.
After art school, where he specialized
in graphic design and communication, Sébastien
established his own luxury brand design agency in Paris,
becoming Art Director of Clockwise. Over the course
of 8 years he built a strong client portfolio which
included brand such as L’Oréal, Chaumet,
Aston Martin, Lancôme, among others. All the
while, Sébastien travelled extensively through
Europe and Asia.
His fashion-reportage project on
Colours of Tokyo formed the basis of two exhibitions
in Paris and London. In 2006 he decided to pursue his
passion full-time and moved to London to concentrate
solely on his fashion photography. Since arriving in
London Sébastien has worked on a number of projects
including The London Fashion Week and gone on to develop
his own unique photographic style.
Dan is one of those lucky people
who have managed to combine his work with his life's
passions for food, music and travel.
Dan doesn't talk about it much, but
he actually started his professional photographic career
in the music biz shooting bands for album cover-art,
tour merchandise and press-shots for pop legends like
Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins and some much
smaller bands that have since faded into pop obscurity.
Having founded and established Mystery Ltd, a brand design agency (in London) over the past ten years, Dan has continued to work as a photographer whilst building successful consumer lifestyle brands for his clients such as Giraffe Restaurants, Extreme, William Grant's - Monkey Shoulder and working on brand communications for Virgin Atlantic, Guinness, Fed Ex.
Having commissioned many photographers
as an art-director for Mystery, Dan has learned the
technical skills and applies them to his understanding
of strategic brand communications, to create images
that resonate and help compel brand loyalty.