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.
Scheltens & Abbenes is formed by a still-life photographer, Maurice Scheltens (1972), and a visual artist, Liesbeth Abbenes (1970) – also making wall tapestries – living and working in Amsterdam.
The specialty of Scheltens & Abbenes is to arrange objects into configurations that have a strong two-dimensional or graphic character forming an entirely new object altogether. A recent development in Scheltens & Abbenes’ practice is their movement towards the world of design making projects with Droog Design, the couple Scholten & Baijings and the manufacturer Vitra.
Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes created commissioned photographs for cultural institutions (Galliera Musee de la Mode Paris, Foam Amsterdam, The Art Institute of Chicago..) and high-end companies (Chanel, Hermès, Valentino, Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf, Roger Vivier, Paco Rabanne..) and stories for international magazines (Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, Wallpaper, Another, The Plant Journal..). Scheltens & Abbenes won a ICP Infinity Award, in New York.