Natalie O’Moore is a portrait and fashion photographer currently based in Los Angeles.
Upon graduating in 2013 from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a BFA in Photography and Modern Art, Natalie moved to Los Angeles to pursue personal photographic projects. She is interested in the legacy of American road trip photography, self-portraiture, and the ability to create a feminine language through imagery.
Half Taiwanese-half french and currently based in Paris, Louise Chen founded the Girls Girls Girls night at Social Club in 2012 inviting acts like Kelela, Sampha, Jackmaster, Moxie, Ikonika, Lil Silva, etc. always aiming to bring together live performers and club culture. After a 5 year run, she now promotes Summer Parties under the pun-name “Chentertainement”, so far inviting prestigious guests Methodman & Redman to perform live! Parallel to her promoter job, Louise has always written about music and travel in magazines like Modzik, I Heart Magazine, Snatch Magazine and she’s had the chance to host a segment on France’s national Mouv’ Radio on Laura Leishman’s night show and later talk music on French TV shows Clique and Le Before du Grand Journal on Canal+.
Originally starting off as a hip-hop and R&B DJ, Louise has grown up with sampling culture and been a crate-digger for a long time. Her endless quest looking for soul, funk, disco and jazz has led her to build her own sound when playing House inspired by acts like Theo Parrish and Floating Points. Today she brings her records to online radios around the world (The Lot Radio, Le Mellotron, NTS, Hotel Radio Paris…) DJs alongside acts like Santigold, Jamie XX, Solange Knowles, Ellen Alien & Bambounou and works on digital content projects with brands like Airbnb, Beats By Dre & H&M.
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Collection of Photographs taken while in Suriname, 2014
Series 1 of Research & Documentation
In 2014, traveling back to her native Surinamese roots to establish an on-going research and documentation project exploring the core of her identity in a country made up of 90% rainforest.
Along the journey, NVS was sent into the Amazon to visit Maroon villages and to the top of Suriname at Galibi beach with the Carib Indingeous tribe on a video and photo project commissioned from Surinamese Holistic Healer, Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD.
The Suriname Journal is does not end in 2014, Nicole Van Straatum is finding ways to further discover her heritage through personal and sourced experience, photography, writings, and interviews. Series 1 is only the first chapter of Nicole’s life-long voyage of cultural, historical, and individual understanding of being a second generation Surinamese-American.
LIZZY SANFORD is a director, producer and writer. After only two years of work in the film
industry, her award winning short films have premiered at SXSW, Cannes and several other film festivals.
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STRICKER is an Australian multi disciplinary Director, Photographer and Music Producer currently residing in Los Angeles and New York. Growing up in Australia whilst training as a Dancer and Musician throughout her adolescence, Stricker moved into studying film and photography at UTS Sydney, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Film and Bachelor of Arts.
Cara’s works have been published internationally including Nowness, Interview Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, ID Magazine, NYT, 25 Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Fader, VS Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Russh Magazine and Rolling Stone, while collaborations include Chanel, Missoni, Mother NY, Alexander Wang, Parkwood Entertainment, See Pictures & Sol Films, Terrible Records, Debbie Harry, XL Records, Matte Projects, MiLK, GAP, Fools Gold, Vogue, EMI, Siberia Records and Modular Records.
Her work has been awarded and screened internationally including Vivid Festival Australia,Colarado Flexiff International Festival, Sydney International Animation Festival, Indie Spirit Film
Festival and Sugar Mountain Festival, including music performances as of late off her debut audio visual album produced with John Kirby self titled, DROOL, released on Terrible Records. Her most recent shows exhibited at the Hole NYC the last two consecutive years, including visual sound collaborations with Boots, Roger O’Donnell (the Cure). Throughout the past year, Stricker travelled and performed in Australia, LA and New York City.
MAKE LOVE TO THE WORLD
HOLE GALLERY NYC
SONJA MAURO is a New York / Los Angeles-based actress and performance artist. She is a member of the New York theater company, On The Road, founded by the Alice Spivak. She has worked opposite Vincent Piazza, Josh Ostrovsky, Jonathan Sollis, and Ismael Cruz. Sonja is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, a division of The New School in New York, where she studied creative writing. She has developed several performance pieces based on the concept of The Character, In Character, or as the Self-Characterized.
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