Based in London but working internationally, Josh Brandão is a multi award winning Fashion Photographer and Filmmaker and a member of the British Association of Photographers.
His interest for the performative and theatrical aspects of Fashion led him to do a Masters degree in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion right after a Bachelors degree in Designing for Performance at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, achieving 1st place with distinction in both courses.
Josh's style ranges from cinematic and classic to conceptual and experimental in both still photography and filmmaking, working with fashion films, music videos, promos, fashion editorials, campaigns and designer's look books. He also teaches creative photography workshops in Europe and Asia, including a 5 day workshop in Taiwan and teachings at the University of Arts in London.
His work aims to explore the merging of fashion with story telling in a creative, engaging and thought provoking way.
In 2015, Josh had the honour to have personal mentorship with renowned photographer/filmmaker Nick Knight and in 2016, Josh's work was personally selected by singer Madonna, and used as official promotion for the world network premiere of her Rebel Heart Tour on Showtime.
Publications and Clients
Schon! | Vogue Italia | Elle UK | Elegant Magazine | DNA Magazine | Nord Magazine | The Collection magazine: Gracian | Opalus Magazine | Dreamingless Magazine | OOB Magazine | Faint Magazine | StyleNoir Magazine | Pigeons&Peacocks | Phoenix Magazine | KaltBlut | Institute Magazine | HUF Magazine | IDOL Magazine | Rough UK | Rough Italia | Things&Ink Magazine | Male Model Scene | Image Amplified | Clean Mag | Lotus F1 Team Official drivers brochures | The Independent | BBC | Showtime Network
Madonna | Sarah Angold Jewellery | Adler Jewellers | Olga Noronha | Nina Rai | Ariel Toledano Couture | Louise O'Mahoney | Claire Farewell Los Angeles | Loïc Nottet -Singer 4th Place at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest | Sony Music | Einat Dan Make Up Artist | Margueritte Make Up School, Switzerland | Theatre Lab | Sadler's Wells Theatre , England | The Bright Side Studio, Taiwan
Film Festivals, Awards and Exhibitions
Statues - Fashion Film. 2016
-Officially Selected and nominated for 'Best Creative Make Up, Best Hair Styling, Best Art Direction and Best Sound/Music' at the Bokeh Mercedes-Benz South African Fashion Film Festival, April 2017
-Winner of 'Best Styling" and Nominated for 'Best Fashion Film and Best Make Up' at the CineFashion Awards , Hollywood CA, December 2016
-Winner of 'Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design and Best Make Up at the Miami Fashion Film Festival, September 2016.
-Winner of 'Best Visual Effects' and Nominated for Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Costume Design at the 7th La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and International Fashion Films Awards, San Diego CA, July 2016
-Officially Selected for the Fashion Film Festival Chicago, Oct 2016
Poetry for Boys - Fashion Film. 2016 (to be released)
-Officially selected and Nominated for Best Creative Concept, Best Narration and Best Cinematography at the 7th La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and International Fashion Films Awards, San Diego CA, July 2016
Silver Girl - Fashion Film. 2015
-Winner of the Top Prize 'Coup d'Or' at the Fashion Film Festival Chicago, Oct 2015
-Winner of Best Art Direction, Best Music and Best Costume Design at the Miami Fashion Film festival, Sept 2015
-Winner of Best Costume Design (Bridgette Cocchiola's Matador Costumes) at the London Fashion Film festival, Sept 2015.
-Winner of Best Art Direction at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival July 2015, San Diego, CA as well as nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Creative Concept, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, Best Hairstyling, Best Costume Design and Best Music.
-Officially Selected for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival , June 2016
-Nominated for Best Emerging Talent and Best Fashion at the Bokeh Mercedes-Benz South African Fashion Film Festival, April 2016
-Officially Selected for the Lahore Fashion Film Festival Nov 2015
-Nominated for Best Fashion Film and Best Music at the International Fashion Film Awards, Hollywood, CA, Oct 2015
- Officially Selected and Nominated for Best Make Up at the Australian Fashion Film Festival Oct 2015
-Nominated for Best Fashion Film and Best Accessories (Adler Jewellery) at the London Fashion Film Festival Sept 2015
Boreal Sky - Fashion Film. 2015
-Nominated for Best Hair and Make Up at the Canadian Fashion Film Festival, July 2016.
-Nominated for Best Hair and Make Up at the Bokeh Mercedes-Benz South African Fashion Film Festival, April 2016
-Officially Selected and Nominated at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival 2015 in San Diego, CA for Best Art Direction, Best Creative Concept, Best Visual Effects
-Chicago Fashion Film Festival 2015 - Officially Selected
Blackened Wings - Fashion Film. 2014
-Winner of Best Creative Concept & Best Costume Design at the Miami Fashion Film Festival 2014 and
-Winner of the Top Prize "Coupe D'Or" at the Fashion Film Festival Chicago, 2014.
Officially selected for screening and nominations:
-'Buenos Aires Fashion Film Festival'- April 2015
-Mercedes Benz 'Bokeh - South African Fashion Film Festival' - Nominated for BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR and BEST MUSIC. Cape Town, March 2015
-London Short Film Festival 2015 - Special Selection Screening
-Transgression & Convention in Fashion Film : London College of Fashion special event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts - London January 2015
-Studio Karel- International Fashion Film Event , Ostrava City - Czech Republic, December 2014
-Madrid Fashion Film Festival BEST NEW TALENT NOMINEE- November 2014
-The London Fields Film Festival hosted by the London College Of Fashion, October 2014
-Fashion in Film - Event hosted by 125 Magazine and Phoenix Magazine in London, October 2014
-BornShorts Film Festival, Borneholme Denmark, September 2014
-La Jolla Fashion Film Festival , San Diego , CA, July 2014
Part Human - Fashion Film. 2013
-Winner of Best Fashion Film at the 'Born Shorts Film Festival' Denmark 2013
Part Machine - Music Video. 2013
-Officially selected and screened at the 11th London Short Film Festival, 2014 and the
-Aesthetica Magazine Short Film Festival 2014, York, England.
The Story Of The Creative - Collective Photography Exhibition July-Sept 2013. New York, NY.
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