On a quest for the inherent cool, Talun Zeitoun is a photographer’s dream client.
Not only is he a GQ insider, he also is a contributer to the DETAILS Style Syndicate and is the co-founder of hair care line SOTAH.
Stylish, inspired, curated and perhaps the best head of hair I’ve ever seen,
Talun knows how to amp up a typical “content” shoot.
He’s one to watch out for, folks.
Follow his adventures and his overall swoon worthy life on his instagram page – @talunzeitoun.
Rejoicing in my painted intergalactic landscape!
Printed from 35mm film, painted with acrylic mixed with water, and left to dry with mesmerizing results.
Create more everyone. Knowing you can transform things into another realm is an incredible feeling.
This year was the 21st birthday for my most amazing soon to be brother in law!
To mark this special occasion I designed and published a book that hopefully he will love as much as I do because it truly came out better than I expected!
Below are some of the illustrations I created for the book.
New work alert!
Below are some photos from a lifestyle shoot I took for Koi Scrubs, a company who puts a creative spin on scrubs for everyday life.
Way to make scrubs look cool?
Put gorgeous ladies in them with perfect lighting in the most beautiful surroundings and you’ve got something special.
New social media viral video baby I created for mega-talented photographer Richard Krall
on set for his latest shoot with luxury department store, Stanley Korshak.
Check it out!
For the past few years, I have been designing posters for the American Chamber Ensemble in New York.
They have been trying to widen their audience to a younger demographic and bring chamber music back into a new light.
They mostly perform at Hofstra University, where some of the players are professors there, but they also
have wonderful concerts at Carnegie Hall every year and their programs are always interesting for music lovers of all kinds.
As a frequent audience member, I have seen their audience grow and grow in size and ages since they adopted this new look.
Chamber music couldn’t be cooler! Give them a listen and you will see what I mean.
Below are some of my poster designs that have flanked the walls of Hofstra and Carnegie Hall alike.
My sister and I have unique relationship.
We are connected at the hip.
We love each other.
We piss each other off.
We create harmoniously.
Together, we are magic.
This year, I designed and published a book for and about my sister for her birthday.
It came out more amazing than I could have ever imagined.
Below are some of the illustrations and art I created for the book.
And so although life moves on
and we have lost something so special,
we have to honor those that save us.
They had a lot to say and they
need us to keep saying it.
– Marilyn Chin
My work is a constant search to express and represent my emotions.
Sometimes I am afraid of losing parts of my life. Sometimes it hits me like a brick wall, so I gather up the courage to create something that speaks from the source.
Mostly, these thoughts revolve around my ancestors and how my evolution sometimes becomes a map of their existence, and the of common synchronicities we share.
Because of this voice that I have come to gather and nurture, sometimes I am afraid of what to come, and what I can pass on.
I chose to embroider these images because I am truly inspired by the people in them; My grandparents. My soul mates.
The ones who taught me what passion and self expression could accomplish on every level.
For me, embroidering has this ability to change a picture and merge it into a different time space.
By giving these images a new aesthetic, its my way of telling a bigger story.
Nothing is absolute,
everything flies and goes away.
– Frida Kahlo
All I’ve ever done is dream.
That and only that, has been the meaning of my existence.
The most important thing I care about is my inner self. I never tried to be anything other than a dreamer, until one day that I became a doer and everything changed.
My life has been a series of hustling, working for myself, building confidence and trying to get noticed. I mean, that is what you take on when you decide to become a professional photographer, or any type of artist. You work and work to tell your story, to try and design images that make an impact, with hardly any reward. That is the nature of the beast, as much as you hustle, you keep on peddling to keep up. At one point, you hope to be able to pace yourself, to coast along, and to finally be able to breathe.
I can finally say that is the point I am at now. Breathing. Often times I don’t take the time to truly celebrate the strides I’ve made thus far. For me, it’s simply because where I want to be seems lightyears away, far deep into new galaxies. Basically, all strides up until this point were baby steps, and now I am starting to take bigger steps. Steps that take me to being published multiple times in various fashion magazines. Published. Me. Should I expect a party to be thrown in my honor? No, but at least I can appreciate and capitalize on that little moment I so rarely get when I truly feel like I’ve done something that at one point in the past seemed like it was in fact, lightyears and galaxies away.
Today I can reflect on what truly has been a momentous year in my professional life, with more clients and more shoots that I ever could have imagined. Things are looking up, the hustle is paying off, and I can damn well smile when I think about my past and realize that the main thing I’ve ever chased, was pure passion.
With that said, let it be known – I am proud to be featured in the September issue of DETAILS Magazine currently on newsstands everywhere.
And here I am: not one, but twice in the same issue.