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above: Inez and Vindooh in a self-portrait for Lanvin, 2010
Fashion photographers, artists and directors, husband and wife Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin met at The Art Academy in Amsterdam in the mid 1980s. Working formally together since the early 1990s, they have now been together personally and professionally for almost two decades.
Some of the busiest and hardest working talent in the industry, they've photographed ad campaigns for just about every prestigious fashion and fragrance brand including Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Isabel Marant, Gianfranco Ferre, Moschino, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Gaultier, Dior, Viktor & Rolf, Miu Miu, Guiseppe Zanotti, Gucci, YSL, Lanvin, Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Nina Ricci - even Pirelli- and countless others.
above: their photo of Sophia Loren in the 2007 Pirelli calendar
In addition to their commercial advertising work, they've shot magazine covers and editorials for Vogue (Paris, Japan, China and more), GQ, W, V and many other publications. And they are fabulous with celebrity portraits. Videos and short films for fashion brands YSL, Balmain, Gucci and more are also part of their impressive repetoire.
above: a still from Balmain's Everglade (video shown further down in the post)
From sexy to sophisticated, pop art to surreal, here's a look at some of their diverse work from 2010 and 2011.
Narcisco Rodriguez and Viktor & Rolf:
Recent editorial photography:
Celebrity portraits for W Magazine, 2011
And most recently, they shot the April covers for next month's issues of Vogue Paris (featuring Gisele Bundchen) and for Vogue Nippon (Japan):
above images courtesy of models.com, the collective shift
Fashion collection videos and short films:
Balmain Collection video (Everglade) with Kate Moss for 2011. Music by Antony & the Illustrations by Jo Ratcliffe:
YSL Manifesto Video for 2010:
One of their earliest videos was the 2001 Bjork Hidden Place video:
INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE
Born: September 25, 1963, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Education: One year residency at PS1, Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, 1992 -1993
Rietveld Academy of the Arts, 1985 - 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Born: September 29, 1961, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Education: Fashion Academy, 1981 - 1985, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The pair is now represented by The Collective Shift.