Zach Gold, 1972, USA, is a fashion and commercial photographer and film director. He studied at the Parsons School of Design and graduated in 1995. In various of his shoots he freezes an intruiging moment of people in battle, falling or dodging flying powder. He collaborated with the dance company Gallim Dance and choreographer Andrea Miller. The video and photographs of semi naked dancers in a pool of milk is alienating yet breathtaking. The images hold a certain suspense, but due to the very sharp detail they have become quiet and elegant scenes. He has photographed numerous celebrities including David Bowie, 50 Cent and Willem Dafoe and worked for clients as Nike, Sony and K-Swiss. The following works come from Milk, his Motion and Fashion portfolio’s.
Karine Laval, 1971, France, works and lives in New York, USA. In her series Poolscapes she tries to explore the friction between the real and the imaginary. The series consists of images of people underwater, reflections in pools or objects in the water. The photographs in her series The Pool are saturated with bleach-out tones. Karine carefully composes her images as a choreographer isolating moments that may be familiar, but created a visual narrative. In Leisure Time she focused on places and situations that echo moments from her childhood. Laval has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe and her work has been published in numerous magazines. The following images come from the series Poolscapes, The Pool and Leisure Time.