Autumn de Wilde
From intimate portraits of artists and entertainers, to music videos, to documenting the cultural zeitgeist, Autumn de Wilde's work reflects a unique collaboration between photographer and subject. As a result of this creative connection, she's been instrumental in defining the visual identity of an ever-expanding pool of well-known musicians and performers. She's photographed Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Death Cab for Cutie, The White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith and many other artists for album covers, press and editorial spreads. Recently, her work also includes writing/directing/shooting a print campaign and branded film for Oliver Peoples as well as concentrating on an on-going, thorough documentation of the daring work of young American-couture design team, Rodarte. Her most recent book, Elliott Smith, published by Chronicle Books, provides an intimate look into the life of the late artist, through her photographs and recorded conversations.

Autumn was exposed to photography at a young age, courtesy of her father, Jerry de Wilde. His own photos, chronicle his journey through the counter-culture landscape of musicians and artists during the '60s and '70s, including John Sebastian, Mama Cass, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Ken Kesey. Last fall, Autumn and Jerry teamed up for a father/daughter exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York. Jerry's documentary photos of the rock 'n' roll events and cultural shifts of his generation blended seamlessly with the intimate and surreal images of Karen O, Jack White, Beck and Elliott Smith captured by Autumn.

"I feel like it's my responsibility to try and step into the shoes of my subject and their audience," Autumn says of her process. "I step outside myself, but I guess I also make sure to always leave a little piece of me inside the work." Her dedication to this ideal has helped her navigate her way through the worlds of music, film and fashion, giving all her photographs a distinct appeal, a personal identity, and ultimately, a defining image of the artist.

Autumn joined boutique production company Anonymous Content last year for commercial directing.