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The Sephora Image Maker Award Nominees
The Sephora Image Maker Award will be presented to an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry.
Photographer Gabor Jurina is no stranger to the pages of globally recognized publications. His work has appeared inside the confines of magazines such as Oprah, Surface, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan and he is a regular contributor to Fashion Magazine. Among the famous faces that have appeared in front of his lens include Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Shania Twain just to name a few. Read More...
Best known for his phenomenally successful Web-publishing project Jak & Jil, Tommy Ton is driven by an obsessive and extensive knowledge of fashion design. As a street photographer, he is admired for the wit and energy of his stylish shots. Yet as a portraitist of the leading stylists and editors whom he photographs in and around the catwalk shows, Ton is revered for his rare ability to pick up on the garments and styling details that forecast the trends of the forthcoming seasons – often before they are previewed on the catwalk. His eye for an eloquent image, combined with his acute awareness of the key fashion innovations makes him an arbiter of taste for industry figures and online enthusiasts. Read More...
Jake is a Co-Founder of The Coveteur and the company’s Creative Director and Photographer. He has shot almost every photograph on the website. Prior to co-founding The Coveteur, Jake was a freelance photographer and worked as an assistant under Chris Nicholls in Toronto. He is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Industrial Design. Jake's work has been featured in publications around the world including Vogue, ELLE US, and Harpers Bazaar to name a few. Read More...
"To create fashion in images, you need a good dose of talent and an undeniable technical knowhow. In this duo, great Canadian designers found that unusual symbiosis."
-- Sarah Mouton, Ego Design
Leda was born in Italy, and studied art in high school in Rome. She moved to Canada, where she became a student at la Cité Collégiale, in Ontario. She took a class taught by Pierre St. Jacques. He was 18 years older than Leda. By the time Leda completed her visual arts degree at the University of Ottawa, they were devoted to working together as a team. Read More...
Ever since he was a little child in going through his mother’s fashion magazines, Max Abadian has always had an appreciation for images and a penchant for all things aesthetic. Picking up a camera came naturally to Max at the age of 10 as he started documenting his life picture by picture. This evolved into a career as a photographer, which has allowed Max to collaborate with a variety of artists and publications. Read More...