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Em Cole

ABOUT

Em Cole is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans across photography, motion, set design and VR technologies. Em’s work is situated at the intersection of art and technology, pushing the boundaries of what ‘The Image’ means today, exploring critical viewpoints on human communication in a post-digital age. She is influenced by what she feels our over-stimulated and desensitised eyes are craving, her visual style combining sensory stimulation and a brazen sense of humour.

Em holds degrees in Material Design and Information Experience Design, having completed her MA at the RCA.

Recent clients include Instagram, Lotto, Puma, Interscope, Sony Music, Bompas & Parr, WAH Nails, I-D, Hunger and King Kong Magazine.

Recent Work

EM COLE / CHILLY’S X HOUSE OF SUNNY

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Em Cole was commissioned by the team at Uncommon to shoot a campaign for the new Chilly’s x House of Sunny collaboration.

Taking inspiration from 8os airbrushing, soft LA tones and camp, Em created a bright and bold campaign for the new range which takes the pattern from one of House of Sunny’s iconic dresses.

Photographer: Em Cole

Manicurist: Lauren Michelle Pires (Future Rep)

Set: Helen Zarkina

Stylist: Cristina Firpo

Post: Notion London

EM COLE / AWKWARD MOMENTS

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Em Cole was recently commissioned to shoot artwork for Awkward Moments latest EP launch.

Shot on location, Em has created surreal and psychedelic imagery through her painterly approach to retouching and use of comping – but always with a sense of humour

EM COLE / FLEX

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Photographer and director Em Cole was commissioned to create 3 TVC spots for the US for Flex, period products reimagined. 

Fusing together a frank, honest approach to menstruation with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, the films have Em Cole written all over them. Produced through 1st Ave Machine.

EM COLE / LITTLE MOONS

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Multi-disciplinary artist Em Cole was commissioned (through 1st Ave Machine) to direct two TVC spots for beloved mochi brand, Little Moons.

Bringing together the best of Japanese mochi and ice cream, the brand has become a cult favourite.

 

EM COLE / FACEBOOK GROUP X INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Em Cole was commissioned by Facebook Group to shoot a film for International Women’s Day.

‘Hall of Her’ features inspiring real women who use the platform to build a network of like-minded advocates, tackling issues from social justice to navigating the world as a freelancer. Shot as a series of vignettes, Em and her team created fantastical environments for each of these inspiring women blending nods to surrealism with the real grassroots work these advocates are enacting.

 

 

EM COLE / PREP

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Em Cole was recently commissioned to shoot a series of press shots for PREP band as well as directing the video for their latest track, ‘Carrie’. 

Taking inspiration from a multitude of areas from voguing to post-modern architect, Em has once again created a unique piece of motion work. 

 

EM COLE / HEY GIRLS / UNSANITARY PADS

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Em Cole was recently commissioned by adam&eveDDB to shoot a series of stills and a short film for the latest campaign from Hey Girls, Unsanitary Pads. 

1 in 10 girls in the UK live in period poverty, essentially this means they do not have access to sanitary products. We don’t think any girl should be forced to use dirty socks, toilet paper or newspaper when on their period. Visit Hey Girls to learn more on how to change this. 

EM COLE / MERCARI

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Em Cole was recently commissioned by Facebook Creative Shop to direct a series of films for  selling site, Mercari. 

Creating a world of weird and wonderful characters including gluttonous hamsters, a millennial alien and a technophobe, this was the perfect brief for Em to use her wealth of creativity. 

EM COLE / LOTTO

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Em Cole was recently commissioned by KK Outlet to shoot for Italian sportswear brand, Lotto. 

Shooting both stills and motion content, Em created a series of striking and surreal assets for the brand. Big thanks to KK Outlet for the commission as well as fabulous Amy Friend for set design and grooming from Elkie Philips. 

EM COLE | INSTAGRAM

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Em Cole was recently commissioned by Instagram to create a series of videos for their #INSTAGIFTGUIDE.

Taking popular hashtags from Instagram including #CATSOFINSTAGRAM and #ISEEFACES, Em created films showcasing a range of products. Huge thanks to Instagram and all the amazing crew in New York who made everything come together.