The first episode of our Designers’ Worlds series stars gothic visionary Rick Owens, who invited Nab...Read moreRead more
Nabil Elderkin is one of the most famed and adored contemporary music video directors on the planet right now. After Nabil heard a mix-tape by a relatively unknown rapper named Kanye West, he was hell bent on finding the man behind the music, and when nothing appeared after searching kanyewest.com, Nabil purchased the domain name in hope to hear from the rapper when he wanted to launch his own site. It was only three weeks until Roc-A-Fella-Records contacted Nabil asking him to name his price. Nabil rejected monetary offers in exchange for the chance to meet the rapper and have time with him for a photo-shoot. These images became Kanye’s first ever promo shots. Since then, Nabil has shot music videos for the likes of Frank Ocean, Nas, The Black Eyed Peas, Seal, Artic Monkeys and many more. His photography work expands across print for the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, Jeremy Scott, and across broadcast media with manufacturers such as Coca Cola, Foot Locker, Nike Adidas and Vans. Nabil’s debut feature film is the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats about a breakdance workshop in war stricken Uganda. Nabil worked with i-D creating a film about Rick Owens' infamous Spotlight nightclub, which until i-D entered, had never before been filmed.