INDIRA CESARINE first discovered her love of photography at the age of 15, while taking a summer school course at Parson's The New School for Design in Manhattan. By the time she had graduated high school Cum Laude from Choate Rosemary Hall, she had exhibited four one-woman shows of her photographic work at the esteemed Paul Mellon Arts Center. She was the recipient of Choate’s prestigious Kaufman Award in “Photographic Art”. While completing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women's Studies at Columbia University in New York and Paris, France, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within a year she was appointed Editor-at-Large of the British magazine Don’t Tell It, and began shooting for many magazines and clients in England, the US and Europe. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.
Her photography has been published in numerous international publications including British Vogue, British GQ, British Marie Claire, Tatler, Flaunt Magazine, British Esquire, Elle, L’Officiel, French Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, The Times Magazine, Grazia, Oyster, Out, Lush Magazine, Surface, Arena, Vogue Bellezza, Votre Beaute, Cosmopolitan and Self magazine among others.
She has worked commercially with a long list of clients including Cerruti 1881, Nino Cerruti, Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Seven Jeans, Agent Provocateur, Wonderbra, DIM, Passionata, Next Directory UK, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Galeries Lafayette, Debenhams, Littlewoods, Top Shop, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Marks and Spencer, Nivea, Body Shop, Avon, Harrods, Macy’s, and Charles Worthington.
She has photographed celebrities for such titles as In Style, Tatler, and Esquire including Alicia Keys, Collin Farrell, Dakota Fanning, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse, Carole Bouquet, Anna Paquin, Will Young, Lauren Hutton and Jimmy Fallon among many others. She also has collaborated with record labels such as Sony BMG, Jive Records and Virgin Records.
As of January 2008, aside from her photography work, she was appointed Fashion Editor at Large of Lush Magazine. She also works as a director, having co-written and co-directed the short film City of Love which was featured at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
In 2009 she is launching the online magazine XXXX Magazine showcasing multimedia based conceptual films, documentaries, photography and contemporary art. Other upcoming projects include The Goddess Manifesto a documentary, book and installation project and Inspiration, Organisation, a multimedia based non-profit group.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as MTV, E!, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, the HBO Special, Ford Supermodel of the World, and both the US and UK cycles of Make Me a Supermodel.
We are happy to announce that Indira will be adding her industry perspective to the Joonbug blogosphere!