SEX AND VIOLENCE – A CONVERSATION WITH JANINE GORDON (30:13)
Directed by Indira Cesarine
Featuring Janine Gordon, Artist & Musician
Edited by John Paul Zuviate
Cinematography by Indira Cesarine
Assistant to the director – Jeffry Gamble
Music by Janine Gordon
Sex and Violence – A Conversation with Janine Gordon (30:13) features an interview by Indira Cesarine with contemporary artist and rapper Janine Gordon. The artist invites us into her New York home, where she talks about her career, inspiration, and the plight of the artist in today’s world. Her work has often been considered “Voyeuristic” yet more so in inviting the viewer to be a voyeur, than the artist as Voyeuristic. Featuring music by Janine Gordon, otherwise known as “JahJah”. Edited by John Paul Zuviate.
Touted as a “photographic child protégé”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films.
In January 2010, her work was exhibited in a solo show in Paris at Visionairs Gallery, presenting large scale photographic images juxtaposed with her video art productions she directed for XXXX Magazine. Other recent exhibits include: The “Voyeur” Exhibit, Art Basel Miami, in collaboration with XXXX Magazine, Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, American Friends of the Louvre and Quintessentially, December 2010; Motion Deconstructed Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York, June 2010; Soiree Au Louvre Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010; New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand, September 2009; London Fashion Shorts at Machine–A Gallery in February 2010; View Imaging exhibit, New York, December 2009; and The Distorted Beauty Show, April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions.
John Paul Zuviate is a multimedia artist drawn towards the unique mixture of traditional stop-motion animation and contemporary artistic practice. After moving to New York in the fall of 2008 Zuviate founded Tall Folk Studios – a studio creating multimedia film, illustration, and design for clients around the world.
Currently the studio is in the middle of a collaboration with Nokia for a short skateboard film involving a new product for their cell phone the Nokia N8. Also after much anticipation and work the future release of Photographs/Music – a book and vinyl recording will launch in the summer of 2011. The book and vinyl record will showcase photography and music from Zuviate along with musicians/photographers Tim Foley and Matt Blanton.
New York based Award winning photographer and artist, Jeffrey Gamble is an extraordinary photographer from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. At a very tender age of 8, Gamble developed an interest in integrating art and photography, while pursuing art in school and living next to a photo studio in his hometown. He later migrated to the United States in his teen years to pursue professional training at the Fashion Institute of Technology while simultaneously working as a production assistant in the field. He later embarked on an intensive practical training program as a photo assistant to a number of renowned photographers including French Beauty photographer Heribert Brehm & Still life photographer Halley Ganges. Thinking globally, Gamble focused his ideas and goals towards Europe, where he interned at British Elle in London under Picture Editor Duane Ashurst and Creative Director Stuart Selnar, before venturing on his own in 1998.
“British Elle Magazine and a program called ACT-SO, gave me the best start toward my future long term goals, ideas, and especially the photography business.”
His photography then took him on assignments to countries such as Poland, France, England, Turks And Caicos, Jamaica, throughout the USA and most recently the Netherlands/Amsterdam. Today he is an accomplished photographer in his field admired by his peers and clients for his excellence in producing classically clean images with amazing visual impact. Although he prefers Film photography for some assignments / projects, working Digitally allows a quick response to lighting, texture and detail. His photographs are genuine replicas as he captures a lifestyle approach in every image. Retouching, is also one of his key assets, making his clients love him even more.
“The computer is a wonderful extension to the camera and my visual eye. I love to make my Models and Portrait subjects look and feel good in the most beautiful light. Beauty is in everything that I see. I am particularly interested in the details of anything. My aim and goals are for my work to reach clients and artistic directors globally, especially in London, France, Amsterdam and Japan.”
“It is only with the heart, that one could see rightly. What is essential, is sometimes invisible to the eye.”
Mr. Gamble is based in New York City with his wife and three daughters.