We are thrilled to announce we now represent Photographer Olivier Zahm. Although better known as the founder of Purple he has spent the past three decades also dedicated to his photography, shooting for numerous magazines, commercial clients, and having his work featured in shows across the world. We are very excited to work with Olivier to help further his career in photography.
As Editor-in-Chief of Purple Fashion since 1992, Olivier has been at the forefront of art, fashion, and luxury branding. His often controversial photoblog, Purple Diary, reveals a candid look into his day-to-day life surrounded by celebrities, models, and industry heavy-hitters, resulting in a cult-like following within the fashion world.
Olivier is known for his rebellious and provocative approach to image making. His work can be found in publications such as Love, Jalouse, Tank, Purple Fashion, Rika, and Lurve. He was a principal contributor to the first CHANEL magazine, which he art directed, photographed, and designed personally for Karl Lagerfeld.
Olivier boasts an elite commercial clientele, having shot campaigns for Zadig & Voltaire, Jay Ahr, J. Lindberg, Piombo, and 31 Rue Chambo.
His photographic collections have also been on exhibition at Half Gallery in New York, Collette in Paris, and Leadapron in Los Angeles.
Check out Damon Baker's interview in the Holloway Express, where he talks about the relationship between the fashion industry and the UK Goth rock scene, and how goth culture inspired the fashion scene.
Last Thursday, Jed, Susanne Bartsch, and Jeremy hosted the LAUNCH PARTY for his first monograph "It's Always Darkest Before Dawn" at The Box in Downton New York! The event was jam-packed with his most beloved cast of characters, including special performances by Epiphany, Jordan Fox, Sharon Needles, and Veruca La Piranha.