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 he’s shooting skate culture or celebrities, rock stars or Star Wars, wide-open spaces or the idiosyncrasies of suburbia. His clients include Apple, Bergdorf Goodman, Kate Spade, Frye, Hermes, Timberland, Nike, Stussy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jimmy Choo, Biotherm, Tommy Hilfiger, Anthropologie, Claudie Pierlot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Maison Martin Margiela, Levi’s/MOCA, Under Armour, Zadig & Voltaire, Adidas, Puma, and VW. Todd’s 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. His frequent collaborations with luxury fashion label Rodarte include three award-winning short films, This Must Be the Only Fantasy, starring Elijah Wood, which received the Webby People’s Choice Award; The Curve of Forgotten Things, featuring Elle Fanning; and Aanteni, voted one of the top three fashion films of the year by The Business of Fashion; as well as The Thing—Issue 24 also featuring No Age.


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"Meet Todd Cole," ShoutOut LA

"Todd Cole's LA Cathedrals," Gigantic magazine

“A SHOT” podcast, episode 14

“Fashion photographer Todd Cole is ditching people for pure light and colour,” i-D