Anna wears Jeans by   Alexa Chung ,  Body by   L.F. Markey   and Jewellery by   Bar Jewellery .

Anna wears Jeans by Alexa Chung, Body by L.F. Markey and Jewellery by Bar Jewellery.

The Performancers_Layout_0012.jpg
Zahrah wears Blouse vintage .

Zahrah wears Blouse vintage.

Carmody wears overalls by   Wood Wood ,  Shirt by   Brookes Brothers   and Necklace by   Bar Jewellery   and Shoes by   Vagabond .

Carmody wears overalls by Wood Wood, Shirt by Brookes Brothers and Necklace by Bar Jewellery and Shoes by Vagabond.

Jack wears Trousers from   Beyond Retro   and Jumper by   Farah .

Jack wears Trousers from Beyond Retro and Jumper by Farah.

Lydia and Madison wears Dress and Top by   Twenty-Seven ,  Earrings by   Acro .

Lydia and Madison wears Dress and Top by Twenty-Seven, Earrings by Acro.

Lydia and Madison both wears Dresses by   Rae Feather   and Jewellery models’ own .

Lydia and Madison both wears Dresses by Rae Feather and Jewellery models’ own.

Kwazi wears Trousers and Jacket by   Nicce .

Kwazi wears Trousers and Jacket by Nicce.

 

Curiosity about each other is what brings us together and what moves creativity, innovation, and joy. “The Performers are Present…” turns curiosity into a visual genre, as it follows London-based performers into the details of their craft and the relationship they each have with the city. A series of portraits and short interviews, this story looks at dancers, actors, comedians, singers, and poets, to bring forth the passion, resilience, hard work, and determination of these young artists.

At the same time, the team behind this story calls for a rethinking of the visual genre of portraiture and invite the viewer to think beyond frames and narratives. The story has no beginning or end, it cannot be fully captured: the life of artists is in their every piece, in every movement, in successes and failures, in fear and moments of absolute pride and happiness. A portrait of the artist is an impossible task: presence, movement, emotion, desire – as elusive as the moment of creation itself. Nevertheless, this slice-of-life story offers just enough, holding back elements of the story, thus managing a hard task – to intrigue, tease, and move the viewer to find out more.

Photographer - Yassin Yassin

Directors- Jordan Louis Katz-Kaye & Yassin Yassin

Creative Director & Fashion Director - Toni Caroline

Fashion Director (for motion) - Fiona Macdonald

Hair Stylist - Junko Hirakose

Make-Up Artist - Emily Porter

Music - Indian Wells 'Deuce (Ta-ku Remix)'

Talents - Anna Sari at Crumb Agency, Tyler Rose, Zahrah Sheikh, Carmody, Jack Wallace, Lydia Buckler and Madison Capel-Bird (AKA Sista Sista) and Kwazi Cort

Special thanks to Auch Studio and Eliot Nathan