March is Women's History Month. There are so many incredibly brilliant women in my life who have helped me develop as an artist and a creator. So today, the second last day of WHM, I wanted to share some of them.
This is by no means a comprehensive list. I could put 1000 women on here and honestly I wanted to but I think there's a word limit on this thing. So these are a small few, in no particular order, of the makers I admire:
If you've been to any big concert in the past few years you've probably seen Es' work. Beyonce, Kanye and Jay-Z, Adele, U2, Take That...she's worked with some amazing musicians developing stage concepts. Her theater work is also really intricate and captivating. She's also featured in an episode of Netflix's Abstract talking about her process and it was such an inspiration to watch.
Her portfolio - esdevlin.com
I've had the pleasure of working alongside Francesca a few times (she shot photos of the USS SixinThe6ix shows that I was filming). Francesca just knows how to create moments that are just so very...uniquely her. It's hard to explain but if you follow her work you know it's hers before you ever check to see the source. Punches of colour laced with grime and grunge. It's amazing.
Her portfolio - francescaludikar.ca
2016 Highlight No. 3: I'm not going to lie, this was the most difficult project I had this year. These art pieces are extremely challenging as they are photos collaged together to make up a scene... to find images and take images that fit together like a puzzle, and then to colour and blend it together is my hardest kind of work. No matter what, they take hours and hours... But this one in particular would not come together for me for weeks. I'm pretty proud of the final result though and all that blood, sweat and tears made it worth it. // @sumocyco single cover for Anti-Anthem #sumocyco
We both shoot on Nikon D750's so I feel obligated to make sure Hannah's mentioned in this post. She's an incredible concert photographer from Toronto but I really just can't get enough of her landscape and travel photos.
Her portfolio - hannahjorphotos.com
The director of one of the most important documentaries of our time, The 13th and the director of the upcoming A Wrinkle In Time. Ava is so open an honest on social media about her path to becoming a director. She's also an incredible advocate for female filmmakers and POC filmmakers.
We wrapped principal photography for WRINKLE IN TIME this weekend! An epic adventure. I loved each and every solitary minute. Thanks to our truly beautiful cast and crew and our studio for standing with me every step of the way. Extraordinary experience. WRINKLE IN TIME travels to theaters everywhere on April 6, 2018! xo!
We met through mutual friends and have had the chance to work together a couple of times. She's so incredibly talented and hard working and her DIY aesthetic is to die for. I'm so envious of her ability to craft and make things the way she does. She's now working with a huge label on projects for artists like Katy Perry and Drake and she deserves all that success and more. Britt also just released a music video she directed for Hollarado's latest single, Born Yesterday.
Her DIY shop Instagram - instagram.com/brittpaperscissors/ Her other Instagram - instagram.com/brittfarhat
When you go head to head with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck over the importance of inclusive hiring on national television you're considered Hero Status automatically. Effie walks the walk when it comes to ensuring her projects are inclusive and representative of real life.
Her work on Project Greenlight fighting against people who just couldn't see the issues she was bringing up was commendable. If you've ever worked in a male dominated environment you can relate to every single second she's on screen.
Her Production Company - dulynotedinc.com
I've been following Paige Sara's work on instagram for a couple years now (I think I found her through a buzzfeed list of photographers to follow) and this woman is mega talented. Her stage portraits are breathtaking and her use of colour is other worldly.
Her portfolio - paigesaraphoto.com