Talent and Partner was founded in 2009 by Mariam Boulares and Ingrid Janowski. The agency, based both in Paris and New-York, represents fashion, still life, landscape, portrait and lifestyle photographers alongside directors, fashion stylists, set designers.
These artists have been published in various international publications such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Numéro, Numéro Tokyo, Numéro China, Harper’s Bazaar & its international editions, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, Dazed & Confused, Purple Fashion Magazine, Le Monde d’Hermès, T Magazine, M Le Monde, ELLE, Uomo Vogue, Man of the world, Wallpaper, Port Magazine, Architecture Digest, Travel & Leisure, the NY Times Magazine, Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Pursuits, etc… Their clients include Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger Lecoultre, Rolex, Roger Vivier, Louboutin, Clinique, Lancôme, Vichy, Nars, Shiseido, Biotherm, Bergdorf Goodman, Hennessy, Paco Rabanne, Air France, Nike, among others. Some of these pictures and projects were exhibited and/or published in monographs, and awarded in various countries.
Stefan Ruiz studied painting and sculpture at the university of California, Santa Cruz, and the Accademia Di Belle Arti, Venice, before turning to photography.
He has taught art at San Quentin state prison and was the creative director for Colors Magazine from 2003 to 2004.
His photographs have been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Photo España, Madrid; Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; New York Photo festival; Havana Biennial; and the Contact Photography festival, Toronto.
In 2012, Aperture published his monograph, The Factory of Dreams, a book on mexican soap operas.
His work has appeared in magazines around the world, including the New York Times Magazine, Details, L’uomo Vogue and Rolling Stone. His award winning advertising photography includes campaigns for Caterpillar, Camper, Diesel and Air France.