16.05.2009  •  Illustration NEWS


SPECIAL EDITION •  Wallpaper Selects : Special Edition with photographs by Jonathan Frantini, Jonathan de Villiers, ...

In collaboration with art publishers Eyestorm, Wallpaper have released their own collection, which was recently successfully launched at the London Original Print Fair. All of the selected photographs were commissioned by the architecture and lifestyle magazine. These compelling photographs can now be ordered online. The prints, produced in editions of 10, 20 or 30, are signed and numbered by the artists, and prices range between £290 and £990.

Wallpaper works with the most acclaimed photographers in the world; despatching them to far flung corners to shoot the most beautiful locations and most unusual designs. The magazine has opened its unique archive of work and with Wallpaper* Selects presents photographs by Jonathan de Villiers, Mauricio Alejo, Jonathan Frantini, Christopher Griffith, Stefan Ruiz, Daniel Stier, Benedict Redgrove and Joël Tettamanti.

Jonathan Frantini is best known for his fashion photography and portraiture, in which he often combines film sequences with everyday situations. Born in Italy, he took up photography at an early age in his hometown, Ravenna. After graduating from Art School, he left for Paris in the early 90s, he participated in the Hyères Photography Festival in 2001 and began work on his “The Fragile” project, which served as his breakthrough, particularly in the art world.

The photograph selected for the collection is of iconic Brazilian model Cintia Dicker and was shot on location in Arizona, 2005.

Jonathan de Villiers’ work has been exhibited internationally, including at the ICA, Victoria and Albert Museum and Photographer’s Gallery in London; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Seibu Gallery, Tokyo, and Forde Gallery Geneva.

He received the Arles Photo Festival ‘No Limits’ prize for his critical fashion work.

His Cape Town photograph can be purchased through Wallpaper* Selects. It is a view of the houses above the beaches of Clifton, one of the city’s most exclusive and expensive suburbs. It was photographed in December 2003 as part of a 12 page story on Cape Town.

Christopher Griffith who has lived in London and Paris, and now resides in New York, has published two books, one of which he won an award for. His work is also regularly presented with countless awards.

He photographed the selected motif inside the BMW headquarters in Munich just before completion in September 2007.

Joel Tettamanti’s photograph was realized in Conn, Switzerland, and shows the viewing platform designed by young architect Corinna Menn. An exhibition of his work was recently held at the Fotostiftung Schweiz (GoSee reported).
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