Sophie de Rakoff is a costume designer based in Los Angeles. Her movie credits include Legally Blonde 1&2, Sweet Home Alabama, In her Shoes, Fever Pitch, Runner Runner and McFarland. Sophie's past lives include entertainment journalist and One Kings Lane Curator, whilst her current life includes curatorial projects for the Los Angeles Film Festival and FotoDC.
Sophie has been nominated twice by the Costume Designers Guild Awards, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Mark Laita is a photographer based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured in campaigns for Adidas, Apple, Estee Lauder, Mercedez-Benz and Van Clef and Arpels. Mark has had three books of his photographs published: Created Equal, (Steidl), Sea, (Abrams) and Serpentine,( Abrams). His work has been exhibited at galleries in the U.S. and Europe.
Sue Parkhill’s work feels like it comes from the heart. Her lighting is very painterly but her work has a compelling reality to it. Her work is sensitive and never overworked with a real breadth of vision. During her career she was chosen for the PDN 30’s and was the photographic Creative Future for Creative Review. She has been cited by Campaign Awards as one of the UK’s top 10 Photographers – twice. She was the winner of the Association of Photographers bursary for her work about Social Housing in Eastern Europe. The British Council has sent her to Azerbaijan and Nigeria to run photography workshops and she has travelled to Uganda, Bangladesh, Kenya and Cambodia on photo assignments for the charities UNICEF and Farm Africa.