Autumn de Wilde and Shirley Kurata

I keep stumbling upon the work of this amazing pair. Photographer, Autumn de Wilde and stylist Shirley Kurata. For some reason their collaboration has not been explored in the media as  much i think it should be! So by means of this humble squeeky fresh new blog i will write and sing the praises of these two lovely ladies.

11portraitAutumn de Wilde (born 1970) is an American photographer best known for her portaiture and commercial work photography of musicians.(she has photographed CD covers for Elliott Smith, Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Beck, Built to Spill, and a number of other musicians. In addition, she has directed music videos for Elliott Smith, Spoon, Ingrid Michaelson, The Raconteurs, Rilo Kiley and Death Cab for Cutie. Her portrait subjects include Willie Nelson, Sean Watkins, Ryan Adams, Sonic Youth, Tegan and Sara, and Wolfmother)

718822_lShirley Kurata– stylist and costume designer working on music videos and editorials.  She has worked with musicians, like Beck, Jenny Lewis, Zooey Deschanel, Death Cab for Cutie, Placebo, the Bird and the Bee. She is also a costumer for various movies and tv shows, she worked on Alpha Dog(2006), sons and daughters(tv), medium(tv). Her work has been published in Lula, Domino, Filter, Bust, Filmmaker and Res.

Her style can be described as very retro(leaning most towrds the late 60s early 70s),feminine and most of all instantly classic. Her work usually invloves mixing a soft color pallet with vibrant contrasting colors resulting in easy on the eye picture perfect styling. She has worked on most of her print work along the side of Miss Autumn de Wilde. Their styles fit perfectly together.. transporting the viewer into a quirky little bohemian world of the L.A. indie scene.



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“Arrow and Sonny ” – Lula magazine


under the influence of giants album cover





Jenny Lewis

Rilo Kiley – Silver Lining



Jenny Lewis & Elvis Costello in Filter magazine




Rilo Kiley Under the Blacklight album promo’s

the Bird and the Bee – Again and Again




the Bird and the Bee



new Oliver Peoples campaign featuring Zooey Deschanel and Matt Costa


Zooey Deschanel – Lula magazine


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