Director and photographer Autumn de Wilde documents the ever-changing cultural zeitgeist. Each of her projects is an intimate collaboration between her and her subjects, and through her music videos, commercials, books, portraits and films, she has defined the visual identity of some of entertainment’s greatest talents.
de Wilde effortlessly blurs the line between art and advertising, combining her contemporary pop style with a distinctly commercial feel, which can be seen in her latest, the quirky, dance-heavy spot “Move” for Uniqlo; Keds’ whimsical print and on-air campaign, featuring Allison Williams, which she photographed and directed; and the retro, French-accented campaign she helmed for Yoplait. Her short film collection for Prada, The Postman Dreams, was featured in Vogue and honored by the London International Awards and Berlin Fashion Festival. She has also written, directed, and shot brand films for Oliver Peoples entitled, Catch a Tuesday, starring Zooey Deschanel, and The Children Are Bored on Sundays, with Elijah Wood and Shirley Manson.
She has shared a particularly fruitful collaboration with some of music’s biggest artists, directing music videos for The Raconteurs, Spoon, Jenny and Johnny, and Death Cab for Cutie. Her photographs of Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jenny Lewis, The White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Elliott Smith, Norah Jones, Sonic Youth, Wilco and many others have appeared as album covers and editorial spreads. She has also authored the books Elliott Smith, an in-depth look at the late artist through photographs and recorded conversations; Under Great White Northern Lights, documenting the White Stripes on the road during their Canadian tour; and Beck, a chronicle of her 16-year friendship and creative partnership with musician Beck Hansen.
de Wilde’s creative eye extends to fashion, as well. Her photography has graced the covers of fashion and lifestyle magazines, BlackBook, New York Magazine, Flare, PAPER, Stylist, FILTER and L’Officiel. And for years, she has documented the couture design team behind fashion brand Rodarte.
She is further expanding her directorial career with the upcoming feature film, Goodbye Felix Chester, a YA dramedy produced by Anonymous Content.