Over the past two decades photographer/director Todd Cole has harnessed the Golden State ethos to brand a vision of our modern times wherein elegance appears effortless. Todd’s playful blend of approachable sophistication seamlessly connects global brands with the kids next door, whether shooting skate culture or celebrities, rock stars or Star Wars, wide open spaces or the idiosyncrasies of suburbia. Clients include: Apple, Kate Spade, Frye, Hermes, Timberland, Nike, Stussy, Tommy Hilfiger, Anthropologie, Claudie Pierlot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Maison Martin Margiela, Levi’s/MOCA, Under Armour, Zadig & Voltaire, Adidas, Puma, and VW. His photographs have appeared in Vogue, i-D, Purple, Self Service, T: The NY Times Style Magazine, The Fader, Art Review, The Journal, 032c, and POP, among others. Todd’s frequent collaborations with luxury fashion label, Rodarte, include three award-winning short films, This Must Be the Only Fantasy (2013), starring Elijah Wood, which received the 2014 Webby People’s Choice Award; The Curve of Forgotten Things (2011), featuring Elle Fanning; and Aanteni (2010), voted one of the top three fashion films of 2010 by The Business of Fashion; as well as The Thing—Issue 24 (2014) also featuring No Age.