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Gina Marie Whitehead and Noah Bruun
She by JMartich invites you to take a closer look at the man and woman behind Artist &Agency, one of the most fashion forward agencies in New York City representing photographers and directors, co-founded by Noah Bruun and Gina Whitehead.
Representing some of the industry’s best photographers such as Mark Squires, Rasmus Mogensen, Hamid Bechiri and several other amazing talents. Most recently, former Elle Magazine Creative Director and world famous French photographer, Gilles Bensimon has been added to the already impressive list of photographers. Gina: “We are very grateful. Thank you to my cousin Jesse Newhouse and his wife Stephanie Newhouse for the introduction.”
Noah and Gina have both turned their childhood passion for art and photography into their dream careers long before they founded artist and Agency. Gina: “I remember making a camera out of a disposable one when I was 12. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember. The idea of capturing a concept, forever, was crazy, It kept me going!”.
Gina, born to an American father and a Spanish mother, grew up in France. She met her Danish business partner Noah through a common friend, Aida Bakhet, who urged them to meet seeming that the both of them, worked in the same industry, and happened to be very spiritual.
Little did they know that they have found a business partner and spiritual sibling in one another! When the two of them met, it was a business match made in heaven. Gina: “I feel like I’ve known him forever. “ Noah: “me too, it was all very organic”.
Gina and Noah opened Artist & Agency in New York City where they both reside. Despite their location, they don’t discriminate; their projects take them all over the world! Noah: “We just got back from London actually!” Some of the cities and countries we have worked in are Paris, London, Hong Kong, L.A., NYC, Iceland, Denmark, Russia among other cities, countries.
How did Artist and Agency come about?
Gina: “This business reaches out to you. I worked at Vanity Fair when I first moved here, time went by, I made decisions, met people and here I am! ARTIST & AGENCYcame out of our gut, heart and soul. You’re welcome!”.
How would you describe your working method?
Gina: “Our work ethic is organized and very specific. Noah and I meet just every Monday to increase productivity. Even on VERY BUSY weeks we will squeeze in a miniature 5-minute meeting.”
Noah: “Yeah, we have a very clear, serious business strategy and we will live to see it through.”
The word integrity is often associated to your business…
Gina: Well yeah that’s because we are proud to be totally transparent, strong, reliable, honest, SOUND human beings. From the bottom of our hearts and with utmost sincerity, we wish our competitors the best of luck. Hell, feel free to hire our production services! Let’s collaborate!”
Noah: “We want to hear people relate these three words to Artist and Agency: Talent, Stalwart, Awesome ”
Can you name a few iconic projects Artist and Agency has been involved in?
Gina: “Gilles shooting Kate Upton was good times! Noah had some pretty intimate moments on set with Torkil Gudnason for his new nude series, see here .
Mark Squires shot Nicole Triunfo for SCENE Magazine and Erin Wasson for Zink, which was loads of fun. MiZo shot three commercials for NEURO and shot for Adobe Creative Suite 6: see here.
Noah: “The big job we just shot in London has blown our minds AND we have a TV commercial to shoot for the same client in a week so… I can safely say that’s our biggest production thus far.”
Wow! So can you give us a preview of Artist & Agency’s future plans?
Gina: “The future brings quite a few surprises actually. Stay in touch ;) A preview… hmm… that wouldn’t be right by our clients but I can say this: We are aiming big.”.
Do you have any words of wisdom for our readers?
Noah: Hi readers! Please love our facebook page and interact with us! Who knows what can happen in the future…
Please note that ARTIST & AGENCY is not looking to represent any photographers at this time.