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Jesse Shadoan To Snap For MOO ManagementPhotographer sets bar high with 3 Vogue editorials in first year (July 09, 2004)
Bicoastal MOO Management (www.moomanagement.com) has signed photographer Jesse Shadoan for exclusive US representation. Shadoan recently completed work on back to back issues of British Vogue as well as a beauty cover for Japanese Vogue.
“Jesse is pursuing his passion, and with exceptional results,” said Trish South, who heads the New York office of MOO Management. “We’re proud to be a part of this endeavor.”
Shadoan’s photography has a classic feel that is sensual yet innocent. He acknowledges a 70’s vibe to his work that defines a current trend toward the more natural. "I'm not interested in portraying people as the cold and distant objects we've seen for the last 10 years,” Shadoan said. “We're so ready for a change! A warm and soft picture is more approachable, easier for the audience to personally identify with, and in the end it sells more product."
After working as an art director for many years, Shadoan’s talent for photography was recognized by Alexandra Shulman and Robin Derrick at British Vogue. Shadoan admits that he’s had an unusual career path, shooting for Nina Ricci, and then British Vogue’s May and June issues, followed by the Japanese Vogue shoot, all in the first twelve months. Shadoan was recently interviewed by Fashion File, and his work was exhibited in a Surface 2 Air Show in Tokyo.
“With his background in art direction, he has a strong sense of client needs and is able to translate their ideas into print,” noted South, who has known Shadoan for several years.
“I respect the other photographers on the roster, and MOO is developing a real feeling for the people they represent,” Shadoan said. “As a photographer, you develop an identity and a brand – MOO is doing the same thing.” Shadoan added that this model makes it easier for clients and magazines to approach the company.
Growing up in the Washington, DC, area, Shadoan learned photography at the age of ten where he had a dark room at home. He entered some shows, then took a break to do rock and roll in Minneapolis. While self-taught, Shadoan moved to NY and studied at School of Visual Arts. He was hired as Director of Photography at Black Book Magazine in 1998, worked as an art director with Donna Karan, and eventually assumed the role of Associate Creative Director at No. 11, a boutique fashion and design company. There, Shadoan served as art director on H&M and Max Mara, among others. While Shadoan was increasingly successful as an art director, he purused an ongoing effort to progress as a photographer. He’s now off to an auspicious start.
About MOO Management
A division of MOO Studios, MOO Management opened in March and is dedicated to the representation of photographers for editorial and advertising assignments in the US. In addition to Shadoan, the MOO Management roster consists of noted photographers Tierney Gearon, Karina Taira, Matt Jones, and Jock Sturges. South heads operations in New York, while the LA office is run by MOO Partner/Executive Producer David Lyons.
For more information visit www.moomanagement.com.
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