JASMIN STORCH Always drawn to the mistakes in life. To the odd, the “wrong” and misplaced elements.
Jasmin is never satisfied, always full of doubt and gets inspired by depravation, the boundless, people full of flaws and humor. Prison documentaries, “I shouldn’t be alive”, people who have lived interesting lives and died. Music. Food. Wine.
JESSE LAITINEN Currently based in Stockholm and London, Jesse was born and raised in Karis in the south of Finland. Starting out as an construction worker from age 15, Laitinen took his first photo at age 25, and something clicked.
When on set Laitinen always goes with his gut, trying to catch those spontaneous moments. He likes the feel of a world that is a bit darker, yet subtle and elegant at the same time.
JOSEPH CULTICE His photography career began as a young rock‘n’roll-obsessed teen in Phoenix, Arizona where he was inspired by his floor-to-ceiling KISS and David Bowie posters and lots of mescaline. His teenage water bed dreams became reality when he moved to New York City in 1990 and immediately began making an international name for himself as one of the few leading music photographers of the time, whose wide range of talents allowed him to cross over into the celebrity and fashion fields. His first big break came with Nine Inch Nails, with whom he bonded immediately over similar aesthetics and vision, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. He lives in between New York and Los Angeles with his son Nomi Star, and a refrigerator full of kimchee.
MAGNUS GJOEN Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus studied fashion design in London and Milan and worked for some of the great names in high fashion. Since leaving the fashion industry behind, Gjoen has had several solo and group exhibitions worldwide including the Saatchi Gallery in London. Magnus often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty and destruction in his art. Whether he is objectifying weapons, animals or the human race itself, subjects with the potential to be extremely destructive can be transformed into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. Magnus’ work examines people’s relationships and preconceived notions of objects, wanting us to see our perceptions and misconceptions of beauty in a different context. By shedding new light on past treasures, aiming to rethink old concepts and reinterpret them, he makes them contemporary while retaining pieces from the past.
MARIE BRUNNBERG Stockholm-based journalist Marie began working with Odalisque Magazine in 2012. Her interest in fashion, art, music and design has characterized her life from a young age. She loves taking bits of news to write about, and she retells the stories about creatives she finds interesting.
MARIE-FLEUR CHARLESWORTH British fashion photographer who enjoys exploring analogue film processes and textures within recorded visual information. Combining this broad spectrum in fashion work with her previous training as a cinematographer, she recently ventured into the world of fashion film.
In addition to photography and art direction, Charlesworth creates unique set designs for the occasional special project.
Currently based in London, she works as a Contributing Photo Editor for Paris based Crash Magazine, yet plans to relocate to Los Angeles by early 2015 to further expand her film work.
MARTIN PETERSSON Stockholm-based Martin Petersson has worked with photography for as long as he can remember. Focusing on beauty and people, he is interested in details and personalities, contrasts and energy, mixing the classically beautiful with the dark and mysterious.
TSEMAYE OPUBOR International freelance journalist and Stockholm-based fashion stylist, Tsemaye’s earliest fashion memories are of trawling legendary New York City department stores Saks Fifth Avenue, B. Altman and Loehmann’s with her grandmother and greataunts. Those retail expeditions led to a lifelong interest in fashion and aesthetics. Music is Tsemaye’s other love, and she has hosted radio shows in Nigeria, Sweden and the United States.
Tsemaye is inspired by Art Comes First, Isabella Blow and the fashion writing of Cathy Horyn, Robin Givhan and Suzy Menkes.
MICHEL WIDENIUS Focusing on fashion and portraiture, Michel is a freelance photographer living in Stockholm. He has worked for various magazines including DV Mode, REVS Magazine, SVA Magazine, and Costume. He loves to shoot black and white, citing Irving Penn as a major source of inspiration. Michel never leaves home without his Vans, the love of his life.
MOLEY TALHAOUI The work of Moley is often in harmony with the darkness and sometimes the grotesque, in a style touching on naiveté but with a strong contemporary impact. The objects in his paintings and drawings are most often humans with their bodies in weird and uncomfortable positions. Moley’s work has been exhibited in cities such as Marrakech, London and Copenhagen.
PHILIP WARKANDER Holding the first, and to date the only, PHD in Fashion Studies, furthermore on an international level Philip shares his time between Paris and Stockholm. Warkander’s principal ambition in his work is to merge the practical processes of fashion with theoretical and academic perspectives. As such he is continually involved in projects that aim to strengthen the links between academy and industry.