NADAV

KANDER

         "Haunting landscapes, evocative nudes, compelling portraits of controversial presidents – the unifying thread that runs through Kander’s richly-varied portfolio is the power to suggest something beyond what is apparent."

              - British Journal of Photography

Integrated.

 

Uniqlo.

A vibrant integrated campaign with Dentsu, showcasing the color, style and versatility of Uniqlo's new Sports line, featuring ballerina Sonoya Mizuno and tennis phenoms Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori.

 

de Bijenkorf.

Nadav teamed up with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create this beautiful piece, showcasing de Bijenkorf's Autumn & Winter collection.

Evil Instincts.





Some of modern entertainment's biggest bads are immortalized in Evil Instincts, a motion and print story for GQ.

A View From A Centerfold.


New York Magazine

Former Playboy centerfolds return to the spotlight decades later in Nadav's integrated campaign, blending still photography and motion to create an endearing display of confidence and grace.

 

Monographs. 

In His Own Words.

Photography.



"When a person sits down or stands in front of me, and I look through a camera, there are things that come to me."

"And I see how people react. I also think that our bodies have a memory in a way, and if I ask somebody just to bend forward slightly or look slightly down, I’m almost putting people into positions that they are familiar with. . . . It’s when they feel themselves that the pictures work
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- Nadav Kander, The New York Times

Biography.

Nadav started taking photos at 13 with a Pentax camera he bought with money from his Bar Mitzvah. That year he took a photo of a swimmer at school and was encouraged to continue when his class liked the picture. Next he photographed his girlfriend. Since then he’s gone on to be regarded for his portraitures, including: Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch, MIA, Brad Pitt, Es Devlin, and Nick Cave among others. His landscape photography is revered and his seminal work “Yangtze- The Long River” won him photography’s most prestigious award, The Prix Pictet. Nadav is always in search of simple ways to express the human condition which he explores both as a director and photographer. The “No More" campaign for the NFL, which
premiered on the Super Bowl to over 100 million people helped spark a national conversation about protection for victims of domestic violence. Growing up in South Africa Apartheid was everywhere around him and that dangerous environment found its way into Nadav’s work. He embraced his role as an outsider and explored the edges and peripheries of society. He enjoys the paradox where something mundane is photographed beautifully, or something beautiful is photographed mundanely, or as he puts it, “There’s always a bit of mustard on the chocolate cake.” When he’s not in his London studio Nadav is out riding on his Pegoretti, or cooking dinner for his family.
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News.