Japanese American photographer and film director, Karina Taira was born in San Francisco. She specializes in beauty, luxury and skin with an organic touch, keeping a sensual feminine approach to her work.
She loves to show beautiful women with a feminine and strong mood. Her images have led her to having a contract with Life Magazine shooting all of the celebrities for their covers.
Internationally she has been busy shooting commercials from perfume to car commercials all over the world. She has directed dozens of memorable commercials, not only for beauty and cosmetic clients (Boucheron, Cerruti, Covergirl, L’oréal, Lux, Nivea, Cacharel…), but also sensuous spots for Nestlé and some car commercials (Alfa Romeo, Toyota).
Karina has directed commercials for India with on brands like Slice, Wildstone, Lakme, Dove, Sony Cyber , Choc on.
Julien directed his first music videos in France, and he became immediately part of the new young generation of directors; these directors who know how to handle pictures with no limit, mainly through very graphic and visual universe, and definitively with a real talent for special effects and storytelling. His music videos for the very top French artists brought him numerous awards. Due to his elegant and stylized pictures, he stepped in the commercial industry through beauty and cosmetics ads. Then Julien decided to re-direct his work to more visually challenging films, mixing human being and sfx, in order to emphasize and develop his own potential/taste for storytelling. Julien loves particularly strong challenges that such campaigns require....it is in these situations that he expresses for the best, his extraordinary skills.
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