About Jennifer Toole

Photographer.

Venice Beach Snapshots

Being lucky enough to call Venice Beach my home for for the past couple of months opened my eyes to another side of the idyllic landscape one encounters as a tourist. When the marine wall rolls in and covers the beach in its thick fog the place looks post-apocalyptic. There is a solid group of local characters who hit the strip every day carrying Christ’s cross (with the help of a wheel – cheating, no?), practicing energy healing, fishing, skating, flexing, training pigeons, collecting cans, sharing religion, selling reggae cds, selling flowers, and much, much more. It is first come, first serve and there is no fee to set up a booth on the Venice boardwalk and sell your wares as long as you are selling original artworks. This limitation creates an economy of creativity amongst the many homeless who live on the beach. It is not a bad life. Eclectic to be sure. Here is a little collection of snapshots I took on 35mm film during my stay. xo

Skin Two Fetish Fashion Book

In a celebration of 30 years in print featuring sophisticated and sexy fetish fashion,  Skin Two Magazine is publishing a coffee table book called “Skin Two Fetish Fashion – the definitive album of fetish fashion.” Tim Woodward, the magazine’s editor, has curated a collection of the most iconic images published in the magazine over the years and I am honored to have two of my images for Northbound Leather included. You can take a peek at them above. The shots are from a catalogue shoot I did for Northbound Leather back in 2013. I have included the rest of the shoot below for your viewing pleasure.

Photography & Art Direction: Jennifer Toole // Hair: Amber Fairlie @ The Manor Salon // Make-Up: Bronwen Weiderick

FLA Travelogue

From the swamp around Grandma’s house in Ocala to New Years Eve on Ft. Laurderdale Beach to a snake encounter at an abandoned women’s penitentiary in Plantation this is how I brought in 2017 caught on 35mm. xo

The Art of Creativity Awards

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It is an honour to have been asked to judge the 2017 AOC Awards. I am amongst some pretty stellar company on the judging panel including Carol S. Eliel the Curator of Modern Art at LACMA & Philly Adams the Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery in London. The AOC Awards honour production and post production companies who have transformed the making of commercials and music videos into a modern day form of art and entertainment. All AOC 2017 first place award winning production companies will screen and discuss their creative work with Soho House members at their houses in West Hollywood, New York, London, Berlin and Toronto. The Art of Creativity Award Presentations will take place at each Soho House prior to the screening and panel discussion. All screenings and discussions will begin mid-September, starting in West Hollywood and wrapping up mid-October in Toronto, with New York, London and Berlin all scheduled in between. Submissions open April 1st.