A photographer from an early age, Antony Crook’s eye for the undiscovered beauty in everyday scenes was first recognized by UK underground magazines The Face, Dazed & Confused and Sleazenation, before quickly moving onto the pages of British Vogue, I-D and the New York Times. His subjects have ranged from David Hockney to Snoop Dogg to David Byrne and his prints are held in numerous private and public collections.
An acclaimed music video for Mogwai called “30 Century Man” which premiered on Nowness, paved Crook’s transition to film. His spare, subtle realism and poetic style immediately proved a hit with brands—among them, BMW, Samsung, Rapha, Adidas, Oakley, Wells Fargo and AOL. He has filmed and directed episodes of “A Saturday With …,” a popular day-in-the-life series for luxury fashion brand MR PORTER. It features contemporary cultural icons such as David Beckham, Dr. Woo, a tattoo artist at Sunset Strip’s Shamrock Social Club Tattoo; Jesse Rutherford, lead singer of indie rockers The Neighbourhood; and Zim from the Black Shadows, Tokyo’s well-known rockabilly biker gang.
In his most recent branded film in a series for Reebok, Crook explores British youth and street culture. Filmed and directed by Crook, and working alongside renowned photographer Ewen Spencer, a creative collaborator on the project.
Crook continues his work as a photographer, most recently shooting a Rio Summer Olympics print campaign called “Fight for Peace,” for a Rio de Janeiro charity that runs boxing gyms in the city’s notorious favelas.
A native of England, Crook lives and works in New York.
HICKEY FREEMAN – SS/17
FIGHT FOR PEACE – Rio De Janeiro
BMW I – Mr. Porter/London
MANASTASH – AW/16
BMW I – Mr. Porter/San Francisco
GABRIEL MEDINA – Oakley
MOGWAI – Buffalo
OUR LEGACY, HAWAII – Rig Out
MR. PORTER – Tokyo Designers
MR. PORTER – Jeff & Justice
SLOANE CROSELY – TWIN Magazine