Enduring a twenty year plus career traveling the globe shooting fashion, I've had the privilege to have lived and worked at some of this planet's unique spots. Looking back over the years I've realised that it's the travel that has made my life memorable and interesting. To see a place for the first time and the feeling of fresh vision is always an adrenaline rush. I look for inspiration in chaotic cities through people and culture and sleep better with noise. And I feel more at peace hearing life goes on when I close my eyes. My nomadic lifestyle and adventures has also earned my respect for nature. Beaches are always fascinating to visit, and the best place to observe the movement of light. As well as haven for spiritual solace.
Edwin Datoc, Photographer and Founder
Edwin Datoc is a photographer and filmmaker who is renowned for his striking cinematic imagery and portraiture, whose images capture an often surprising and spontaneous energy in even the most reserved and difficult subjects of fashion and culture. A self-taught musician, diverse in guitar and keyboards, his pictures often reflect his passion for music. Edwin's creative projects has since taken him to more than seventy countries, fostering an appreciation and familiarity with diverse cultures that lends a unique international perspective to his work. His influences and inspiration are varied from Travel, Design, Music, Art, Cinema and Architecture.
His command of narrative and comfort working alternately in stark and elaborate locations, has led to editorial assignments for Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Clare, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Tatler and Glamour, He has photographed campaigns for Lanvin, Esprit, L'Oreal, and created striking films for Costume National, Kat Florence, Landmark, G2000, Kim Robinson Cosmetics, Agent Provocateur and Fiorucci.
Edwin's corporate portfolio includes Hutchinson Whampoa Li Ka Shing Subsidiary, The Wall Street Journal, Merrill Lynch, Xerox Corporation and Reuters.
Edwin has exhibited his work in Europe, Asia and North America. He is active in the fields of both Fine Arts and assignment work.
Edwin currently lives between New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Leticia Bishop, Co-Founder and Marketing Director
International Makeup Artist Leticia Bishop has an exceptional eye and love for the arts. She brings a combination of glamour and chic minimalism which often reflects in her own natural beauty and style. Her continuing collaboration with Edwin in the fashion world as well as her belief for his vision on travel assignments has established her role as Co Founder and Marketing Director of the Gallery.