Image of the Day

Specially curated
365 Days, 365 Images
of National/International

An Image a Day
Let us engage with this
Fascinating Medium that
Breaks all boundaries

Neil Krug
Untitled © Neil Krug | Image source internet

Neil Krug

I’ve always tried to make things more about the mood than the photo itself. I never think about what my “photographic voice” is or what importance it serves. My process is just chasing the ideas I have into images.

Neil Krug

Neil Krug (1983) is an American visual artist, photographer, and director based in Los Angeles, California. Neil is best known for his work with Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, The Weeknd, Cage The Elephant, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Bonobo, Boards of Canada, as well as his early monographs, Pulp Art Book (I & II).

Born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Neil Krug is a self-taught artist. In 2009, Krug created his first monograph with then-girlfriend Joni Harbeck, Pulp Art Book. After relocating to Los Angeles, California in 2011, the collection of work was published in two volumes by Oregon-based publishing house Nazraeli Press in 2011 (Vol I) and 2012 (Vol II). Krug and Harbeck ended their partnership in 2013.

In 2009 Krug directed his first music video for Ladytron’s Gravity the Seducer. Between 2009 and 2013, he created album campaigns for bands/musicians such as Foals, My Chemical Romance, The Horrors, Ladytron, First Aid Kit, and Jim James. Krug directed Boards of Canada’s Cosecha Signal One & Reach For The Dead music videos (2013).

In 2014 he teamed up with Lana Del Rey to create the Ultraviolence album campaign, followed up with Honeymoon in 2015. Other campaigns include Bat For Lashes, The Bride (2016), Jim James, Eternally Even (2016), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food (2017), Cage The Elephant, Social Cues (2019) as well as a Complex Magazine cover stories featuring Lana Del Rey (2014) and A$AP Rocky (2015), Rolling Stone cover story featuring Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker (2015), and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness (2015) & Starboy (2017) tour visuals. In 2016, Krug teamed up with Simon Green (Bonobo) to create the critically acclaimed Migration campaign along with a music video for Break Apart.

Krug released the “empowered… [and] surreal” fine art series Phantom: Stage One in 2018, followed by a fashion film and stills campaign for Givenchy Haute Couture SS’19 designed by Clare Waight Keller (2019).

Published on March 13, 2021
See All Image of the Day | 365 days, 365 images


Home » Image of the day » Untitled | Neil Krug

Related Posts

Herero people of Namibia | Jim Naughten

November 20th, 2021|

Jim Naughten is a British Photographer, who originates from Bonaire,  Central America. Born in 1969, Jim Naughten was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment.

Andy Warhol by Albert Watson, 1985

November 12th, 2021|

Albert Watson (born 1942) is a Scottish fashion, celebrity and art photographer. He has shot over 100 covers of Vogue and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s, and has created major advertising campaigns for clients such as Prada, Chanel and Levis. Watson has also taken some well-known photographs, from the portrait of Steve Jobs that appeared on the cover of his biography, a photo of Alfred Hitchcock holding a plucked goose, and a portrait of a nude Kate Moss taken on her 19th birthday.

Paul’s Legs by Peter Hujar, 1979 | Image of the day

October 25th, 2021|

Peter Hujar (1934 – 1987) was an American photographer best known for his black and white portraits. He has been recognized posthumously as a major American photographer of the late-twentieth century. His countless square format works are direct, yet rendered with evocative tonal contrasts enhanced through his meticulous darkroom process. Among his subjects are scenes of death, the margins of New York's nightlife, cityscapes, landscapes, and intimate pictures of close friends and lovers.

The House of the Ballenesque | Roger Ballen

September 29th, 2021|

Roger Ballen (born 1950) is an American artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. He born in New York in 1950 but for over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. His work as a geologist took him out into the countryside and led him to take up his camera and explore the hidden world of small South African towns. At first, he explored the empty streets in the glare of the midday sun but, once he had made the step of knocking on people’s doors, he discovered a world inside these houses which were to have a profound effect on his work.

Go to Top