Miguel Villalobos is a photographer and illustrator working in film, fashion and art. Villalobos worked as visual consultant and documentary photographer for the film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, and as art director for Laurie Anderson’s video “Life on a String”. Villalobos’ photographs have appeared in numerous international publications such as Man About Town, Purple, Vogue Hommes International, Metal, L e Monde, V and V Man Magazines. Villalobos is also the creator of “The Diane” award for the ASVOFF film festival, which takes place at Centre Pompidou, Paris each year.
Graham Tabor worked extensively as a designer in the fashion industry before founding his own consulting studio in 2007. In 2009, Tabor co-designed and launched the Blouson Noir capsule collection with Melanie Ward and in collaboration with Ward, Tabor did creative direction for the TSE 20th Anniversary Collection. From 2006-2010 Tabor served as Fashion Director for the groundbreaking FLY DVD Magazine, a film format Art and Fashion biannual exhibited at MOMA, the Deutsche Guggenheim and many others. Tabor was one of ten short-listed designers at the 2008 Festival International De Mode d’Hyeres.
Miguel Villalobos and Graham Tabor are New York based, multi-disciplinary artists working across the fields of Sculpture, Photography and Jewelry.
The cardboard skeleton series started with their visits over several years ago to the Musee D'Histoire Naturelle in Paris and the photo series they shot in the paleontology galleries there. The initial idea was to create an artificial museum of false preservation within the gallery walls. In an abstract way, it deals with the museum space (especially the natural history museum) as a symbol of their relationships with nature and how their ideas of preservation and presentation in this space shape these relationships.