Directed by INDIRA CESARINE, Featuring ULTRA VIOLET, Interview by GARY KRIMERSHMOYS, Edited by JOHN PAUL ZUVIATE.
Touted as a “photographic child protégé”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London, and Milan.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, “The Untitled Magazine” showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films. The launch issue, The Kaleidoscopic Issue, was brought together through the collaboration of over 100 creative contributors.
In January 2010, her work was exhibited in a solo show in Paris at Visionairs Gallery, presenting large scale photographic images juxtaposed with her video art productions she directed for XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine”. Other recent exhibits include Motion Deconstructed Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York June 2010, Soiree Au Louvre Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010, New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand in September 2009, London Fashion Shorts at Machine –A Gallery in February 2010, View Imaging exhibit in New York in December 2009, and The Distorted Beauty show in April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron, out in September 2010.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions. Recent TV broadcasts include an episode photographing Tinsley Mortimer on her TV show ‘HIGH SOCIETY’.
GARY V. KRIMERSHMOYS
As Managing Director for Quintessentially Art, Gary Krimershmoys has been a passionate art collector and supporter of cultural institutions. In 2008 he completed coursework at Sotheby’s Institute and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. Previously his career included trading and sales and management in financial institutions in New York and London.
JOHN PAUL ZUVIATE
John Paul Zuviate is a multimedia artist, film director, independent print publisher, and Creative Director for Tall Folk Studios.
Zuviate is currently the Visual Arts Editor of XXXX Magazine and resides in New York while continuously working on new projects for future exhibitions and screenings.
Born and raised in Chicago, Elizabeth moved to the East Coast to study visual art and dance at Bowdoin College, Maine. A multi media artist, Elizabeth brings together her various practices through dance films and multi media live dance performance. Most recently she has been focusing her efforts on photography, integrating her choreographic sensibilities into her photographs.
Since graduating, Elizabeth worked for a variety of creative professionals, from television producers and independent film directors to fine art and fashion photographers. Now in New York, Elizabeth has found the city to be the perfect place for collaboration, meeting other artists and joining forces in the effort to create beautiful and compelling work.