Ruvan Wijesooriya is a photographer based in New York City. After starting a skateboard company, working for fashion stylists, and writing about music, all before the age of 25, Ruvan became attracted to the storytelling qualities of analog photography. In February 2012 he curated an exhibition for the Swedish Consulate of New York and in March exhibited his music photographs at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Shortly after, he embarked on a tour doing a series of exhibits in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and London. His foot is snugly rooted in pop culture with his film stills appearing in the LCD Soundsystem documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits. A character on Gossip Girl was based on his work and 10 of his fine art prints permanently decorate its set. His prints are collected by many, most notably the artist Ed Ruscha, and his clients include The New Yorker, British Vogue, Jill Stuart, and Paul Smith.
James Murphy is an American musician, producer, DJ, and co-founder of record label DFA Records. His most well known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, the Grammy-nominated group that disbanded at the height of their glory in 2011 with a sold out concert at Madison Square Garden. Murphy is the focus of the film about that night, Shut Up And Play The Hits.
Originally from England, art director and designer James Timmins—renowned for his bold graphic design and compelling editorial work—cut his publishing teeth at Italian Vogue before moving to New York City. Since arriving in Manhattan, Timmins has cast a long shadow as the design and art director of several arts and culture publications, including Dossier Journal, Vault Magazine, and 69 Magazine. Additionally he works regularly as a consultant for the renowned luxury advertising agency Laird and Partners, providing international fashion brands with distinct visual identities. Tireless in his pursuit of new challenges, Timmins is also currently collaborating with Richard Phillips on a book to coincide with the artist's upcoming exhibition at Gagosian Gallery and teaming up once again with photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya, this time on a book of nudes.