Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones are regarded as two of the industry's leading artists within image making and film.
W&N began their collaboration in 1998 through their shared fascination of the image-making process and possibilities of combining their photographic art form and digital domains. Their distinctive approach in visual communication and experimentation has resulted in striking and highly original artworks for the worlds of beauty, fashion and music.
W&N have created editorial for V Magazine, Nowness, NY Times Magazine, Numero, i-D, Big Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Muse and GQ Style.
Their visual innovation has led to commission and to create advertising campaigns for: Lancome, Shu Uemura. Issey Miyake, Cartier, Boucheron, Hermes, Elizabeth Arden, Thierry Mugler, Shiseido, Cacharel. Nike Levi's, Absolut, BMW, Sony and Mercedes Benz.
Within music culture, W&N have collaborated extensively with UNKLE on various album print projects, with Bjork on her last three album projects and Massive Attack to name a few. W&N have directed music videos and film installations with UNKLE and outstanding commercials for Lancome, Cacharel, Pierre Cardin and BMW.
W&N's unique process of painting with light and form combined with performance lead the viewer to share their landscapes of imagination. The resulting imagery can be described as hyper-visual and painterly.
Their future/past philosophy informs levels of abstraction and mystery that resonate and challenge notions of Beauty. Their subconscious homage to classicism and surrealism conveys the pair's vision of 'dreams in reality' illustrated by their unique artistic processes which shows photography in a completely new light.