CLAIRE COTTRELL

is a photographer and creative leader with a background in architecture and environmental design, working with brands to tell stories across all media. 

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Recent work˚


by Humankind
Tackling Single-Use Plastic

           Single-use plastic packaging for everyday products accounted for 54% of the world’s plastic waste in 2015. Our addiction to plastic-powered convenience is harming our bodies and our planet. Recycling is a good, but an underused solution (only 9% of worldwide plastic waste actually gets recycled). Instead of asking how we can recycle more plastic, let's work together and find ways to consume less of it in the first place.  learn more











 






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Design and Nature˚





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Editorial˚



Kinfolk Maryam Nassirzadeh
New York City, New York

           “She wears a Charvet button-down in thin blue pinstripes and a rainslicker-shiny patent skirt from her own line, paired with Margiela’s iconically weird split-toe Tabi boots. Her broad eyebrows and long flaps of dark hair delineate her face, left natural except for a mauve swipe of lipstick. Nassirzadeh, 41, is unvarnished and eccentric, nonchalant and sophisticated.” - Laura Rysman, Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five



Kinfolk Nevine Mahmoud
Los Angeles, California

           “The fruit came with the stonework in a way. I wanted to work with a traditional material and sync it up with myself and my perspective as a woman. My thought process became: “What would be the most interesting way to undermine the materiality of stone, which is hard and resistant and not edible? What would be the inverse of that?” [It was a] contrast I was immediately drawn to, especially as these oversized objects take on the size and scale of a body part: A torso-sized peach—do you want to eat it?” - Elise Bell, Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One



Abrams Books Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking
Silver Lake, California 


           “The book itself looks less like a cookbook than an exhibition catalog. The pages are tastefully spare, the images stark. There are full-page portraits of regular customers with the clothes and expressions that real people wear. It feels raw and direct, and it stands out at a time when some cookbooks can be overly precious or overly produced.” - The New York Times  ª James Beard Foundation Nominee, Photography (2017)



Kinfolk HaaT by Issey Miyake
New York City, New York

           “The collection’s name contains linguistic references to three essential themes of her creative philosophy: HaaT, Sanskrit for “village market,” speaks to the collection’s diverse spirit, from its eclectic use of textiles to the variety of aesthetic ideas it presents; Heart emphasizes the haptic and emotional qualities found in textiles; and Haath, Sanskrit for “hands,” underlines the unity of Indian and Japanese craftsmanship at the collection’s core.” - Charles Shafaieh, Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four




Kinfolk Hariri & Hariri Architecture
New York City, New York

           “For over three decades now, the Hariris have run an internationally renowned studio in New York City, where they are celebrated for a holistic approach that puts as much emphasis on the furniture and smallest accessories as on a design’s grand structure. Whether in Salzburg or Tehran, they are inspired by Iranian culture’s reverence for nature as well as by its poetry.” - Charles Shafaieh, Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Six





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