Gus van Sant
American filmmaker, photographer, visual artist and painter Gus Van Sant has been lauded for his experimental, independent projects and mainstream productions alike--from the acclaimed Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and My Own Private Idaho (1991) to Oscar-winning films such as Good Will Hunting (1997) and Milk (2008). In 2003, Elephant won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His latest film, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot was released in 2018.
Both an indie auteur and Hollywood subversive, Van Sant is known for focusing on marginalized and isolated characters. His practice of photography focuses on people’s personality and the disarming simplicity of his portraits underline Van Sant’s rare sensitivity and deep understanding of people.
He has just started sharing his photographic work and has collaborated so far with i-D and T Magazine.