Izabela is a German-Polish writer and editor who grew up in Berlin. She graduated with a BA in Communication, Curation and Criticism from Central Saint Martins and completed a masters degree in Critical Writing for Art and Design at the Royal College of Art. Through writing about art, architecture, politics, the media and design, she observes the constructs of everyday life. Izabela cares to be both a boundless enthusiast and a sensitive critic when engaging with contemporary narratives or speaking to current-time visionaries.
Louisa is the founder of Luminous Books in East London, an artist curated bookshop specializing in second hand fiction, philosophy, art and curiosities. Luminous also stocks a range of artists’ books, limited run zines and hosts regular literary events, combining music, films and readings alongside pop up projects throughout the city and two Luminous collections at the ICA Bookshop SW1 and Andor Bureau E8.
Louisa studied Fine Art Sculpture at Brighton University before moving to London working in both new and antiquarian bookshops including Foyles and as Book Buyer for the ICA Bookshop. Luminous is a specialized bookshop full of personal preoccupations, a love of the object of the book, printed matter and of visual thinking.
Polly Brown is a London based artist, and photographer. Having graduated from Central St Martins in 2009, after studying Fine Art & Conceptual Theory, Polly has worked throughout the art, fashion and music industry, creating concept lead visual projects.
Polly's work often looks at the small unnoticed aspects of life and the world around us. Unpicking and re focusing on the small elements that make up a greater whole. Projects range from editorial, photo essays to short films. Clients have included ICA, Dazed and Confused, Kris Van Assche and DIESEL to name a few. Polly has an ongoing project called PLANTS which sees her photograph iconic brands office foliage. Originally commissioned by Ronnie's Woods Whisper Gallery the project includes some of the worlds largest corporations and is ever expanding.