Taylor Peden and Jen Munkvold
Director/Photo Team based in NY.
Graduates of Art Center College of Design..
Our subjects inspire us. Revealing real people, real chefs, real farmers, embracing reality while transforming perception in a heroic light. From an open pit barbecue in Memphis to fiddler in Louisiana, fishermen on Martha’s Vineyard, watchmakers in Chicago, we try to get to know people and forge a bond with them. But it’s not just the people, the atmosphere that surrounds them, the sparks rising from an open fire, a farmer digging in the soil, a forager collecting wild ferns in the deep California forest. We have traveled all over the world from shooting high end advertising in Stockholm, to searching for mushrooms in Morocco to a remote onsen in the mountains of Japan, where, although we did not speak the language, we were able to communicate through our cameras. All these experiences inform and refine our directing skills.
Conde Nast Traveler
The New York Times Magazine