artists     stories    image-search     news    contact

Alma Haser

location: UK

Born in 1989 into an artistic family in the Black Forest, Germany, Alma Haser is now based in South East England. She is known for her complex and meticulously constructed portraiture, which is influenced by her creativity and her background in fine art. Haser creates striking work that catches the eye and captivates the mind.

Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, she takes her photographs further by using inventive paper-folding techniques, collage and mixed media to create layers of intrigue around her subjects; manipulating her portraits into futuristic paper sculptures and blurring the distinctions between two-dimensional and three-dimensional imagery.

Haser has won many awards for her work, including Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award for her Cosmic Surgery series (also the basis of a successful self-published book project). Her piece The Ventriloquist won the fourth prize for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery. Alma Haser also won the PDN Photo Annual Award for her Eureka Effect series. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.

︎ // website  

Yael BC

location: Iceland

Yael BC is an Iceland-based photographer specializing in portraits, conceptual art, fashion, and advertising.
Yael completed her degree at Bezalel Art and Design Academy as a fine art photographer in 2014 and is a member of Físl - The Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association.

Her work revolves around the delicate fusion of reality, memory, and imagination, blurring boundaries between these realms. Yael strives to craft narratives that delve into multifaceted dimensions. Her explorations encompass the intricate tapestry of identity, diversity, and the profound connection between humans, nature, and animals.

Through intentional compositions of her subjects in natural environments, Yael fosters a deeper understanding of our connection to the environment and emphasizes the vital importance of its preservation. Her photography strives to strike a nuanced balance between realism and abstraction while advocating for empathy and the ethical treatment of all living beings.

Surreal elements play a significant role in Yael's artistic vision, allowing her to merge familiar aspects of life with hidden depths and alternative perspectives. By disrupting the confines of familiarity, she challenges conventional notions of normality, inviting viewers to contemplate new possibilities and explore the complexities that lie beneath the surface.

︎ // website

Alejandra Loaiza

location: Paris, France

Loaiza is a Colombian photographer based in Paris. Her expertise is primarily in fashion, beauty and advertising. She regularly works across Europe and her native South America.

︎ // website

Ray Neutron

location: Atlanta, Georgia, US

Ray “Neutron” Spears is an image-maker based in Atlanta who is devoted to showing stories rather than telling them. Through motion and still imagery he captures authentic and ephemeral scenes, oft-described as “cinematic documentary”. Past clients include Apple, Jack White, Pepsi, ESPN, BBCICECREAM, Under Armour and more.

︎ // website

Phillip Toledano

location: New York, US

Toledano was born in 1968 in London, to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He grew up in London and Casablanca.

He received a BA in English literature from Tufts University in Boston.

Toledano considers himself a conceptual artist: Everything starts with an idea, and the idea determines the execution. Consequently, his work varies in medium, ranging from photography to installation, sculpture, painting and video.

︎ // website

Institute Artist is redefining how stories are produced and told. Representing auteur-driven storytellers, we bring together talent across commercials, photography, fine art, and film. Founded by Matt Shonfeld and Frank Evers. Institute Artists multi-platform production expertise, and established global relationships in entertainment, fine art, and journalism make for unmatched reach and cross-pollination of creative work. Institute Artist has been a leading advocate of the power of underrepresented talent and is fully committed to bringing these authentic voices to our clients by helping them tell compelling and entertaining stories that better connect with their audiences.