Collaborations in sight & sound
Create + Explore is a conversation between mediums from visual to auditory, providing an intersectional platform for beat-makers and photographers to create and explore the power of artistic collaboration. Each project is created through a process of pairing a beatmaker and a photographer. The beatmaker creates original music and sends it off to the photographer as an impetus and inspiration to generating a pictorial exploration. This process links two of our most indelible sensory experiences through a photographic interpretation of original music.
While our collaboration series has evolved, we as a team have built an audience on the foundation of an insatiable taste for exploration and self-expression. We have surrounded ourselves with the world's leading influencers and creatives - creating a unique and driven incubator of talented storytellers. Our goal is to work with like-minded brands and individuals to create content that advocates telling your own narrative while showcasing the wonders of the world otherwise unseen by most.
Ta-ku might be the modern day renaissance man. Having risen to prominence as one of Australia’s most in-demand beatmakers, the Perth-based artist (real name Regan Matthews) has found himself curator of a rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary creative empire. This insatiable drive to create is a personal one, this storytelling gene is key. Once reserved as currency for his music, Ta-ku now applies it to a diverse range of passion projects that encompass photography, design, business and fashion. Ta-ku’s reach and impact know no boundaries.
Michael Salisbury
Michael’s background is primarily in the tech industry, where he works as a Systems Engineer for one of the largest ad agencies in the world. Photography has been a hobby of his since high-school, but it’s only recently caught the public's eye. Now, he’s among some of the most talented street and architectural photographers in Chicago, having his work shown around the world.
Johnny Castle
Voted “Most Secretly Admired” at the peak of his social climb in 2010, Johnny was educated in the field of pointing cameras at things and slicing up digital information into moving pictures in ways that are pleasing to viewers. He prides himself on his reputation regarding his precision, swiftness, and cunning in the execution of photo and video projects and campaigns from concept to delivery. Do not google Johnny Castle.
Braden Lee
Braden Lee is a versatile Filmmaker, Photographer and creative advertising professional working with the most iconic brands in the world. In recent years, he's proven to be a sought after music video Director through his ability to captivate viewers with ambitious experimentation, distinct character development and cinematic storytelling.
Matthew Lawless
My name is Matthew Lawless, I am a Director, Photographer, Motion Designer and Editor. I was born and raised on the island of Maui and am now currently located in San Diego.  I have always been drawn to creating visual imagery and am lucky enough to make a living doing what I enjoy doing.
Bounce Castle
Bounce Castle first earned his moniker at home in Chicago, where jumping crowds would shake the floors during his raucous DJ sets. Now an internationally seasoned media creator (who his mother calls ‘Nicholas’), Castle produces and directs videos for some of the worlds most successful brands, and can be found shooting television shows around the world for networks such as CNN and Travel Channel. The years spent behind cameras and turntables have fueled Castle’s drive as a storyteller, and his experience and passion for the craft shines through in any production he is a part of.