Jasmine Poole and Chris Sewell first started collaborating together in 2018 on an Instagram project Suburban Kingdoms. From this, a shared interest in storytelling, design and preservation ensued which led to their collaboration on various photomedia based works.
Jasmine Poole is a multidisciplinary artist and photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Her practice has long been steeped in the act of story telling. Whether it be through documentary photography or staged and constructed scenes, her work aims to preserve a cultural landscape of the everyday. Jasmine studied at the St George School of Fine Art and later at COFA University of New South Wales where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction.
Her works have been shortlisted in many prizes including The Moran, Olive Cotton Award, Sydney Life and Fishers Ghost. Most recently she was awarded The Head On NSW Photographic Landscape Prize which has been acquired as part of the permanent collection at Parliament NSW.
Chris Sewell is an art director originally from the UK but now lives in Sydney, Australia. His practice is based in fashion photography and art direction. Chris studied at Leeds College of Art and Design where he received a BA (Hons) of Visual Communications. He started his career as a textile print designer with Paul Smith in London. During his time at Paul Smith he worked on numerous special projects with highlights including ‘Paul Smith Project 10’ which was exhibited at the London Design Museum. Chris’s work has taken him to the other side of the globe where he now creatively directs for one of Australia’s leading fashion brands.