THE IMPRESSION 50 ONES TO WATCH – 2019 50 Female Creatives Representing the Next Generation of Talent as nominated by our network
Christelle de Castro is a photographer, filmmaker, and creative director based in New York City.
Castro grew up in Pittsburg, CA located in the Bay Area. At age 21, she was the youngest artist to be presented by The Showroom NYC. Christelle soon became recognized for her black and white street photography, portraiture, and lightbox installations. She began photographing bands, which lead to documenting tours throughout the US and abroad.
In late 2008, Christelle became the Director of Photography and Head Photographer for Opening Ceremony and remained there for over 2 years. She developed the brand’s online branding & marketing strategies — having launched, art directed, and shot for its 3 unique e-commerce sites: Openingceremony.us, ACNE Studios NYC, and Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel.
de Castro is known for her iconic images of musicians, artists, and muses. Her love of portraiture is prevalent throughout her fashion, editorial and commercial work. Some of her clients include Nike, Hood By Air, Visionaire and her work has been published in Elle, i-D Magazine and Wonderland among others.
Christelle currently runs her own studio and contributes to several publications such as V Magazine, The Fader & Nylon, consulting & art directing for e-commerce & print, and shooting her photo column, DISPOSABLE, for DIS Magazine.
EDITORIAL Elle Magazine, InStyle, New York Magazine, Nylon, Teen Vogue, V Magazine, W Magazine, WWD, Chromat, L’Officiel USA, The Lab Magazine, VMAN, Grazia France, Opening Ceremony