Monday, March 23, 2009


Mark Borthwick started taking pictures in mid 1980's. Working extensively for The Face, i-D, Purple and Italian Vogue, Borthwick was instrumental in shaping the visual language of the 1990s, a time when he and his peers broke with conventional fashion photography and created a new school of naturalistic imagery that still continues to influence fashion photography and advertising today. Having collaborated with artists like Mike Mills, Aaron Rose, Sinéad O’Connor and Sonic Youth, Borthwick started developing a series of musical relationships in 2001. It became the the group USUN, a creative collective featuring local experimental rock musicians in Boerum Hill, a small neighborhood in Brooklyn where Borthwick now lives with his wife, the designer Maria Cornejo, and their children. The group creates acoustic folk music, feeding off improvisation and communal art gatherings. Fitting for his generous spirit, Borthwick is also a very good cook.

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