Originating in fine art and architecture, Marc & Ish have gained a reputation in creating sharply focused, beautiful and often unsettling imagery. They make bold, brave and disruptive content that moves effortlessly from the dark glamour of their work for the likes of Cartier to their dangerous and compelling documentaries of child gods and revolutions, far right thugs and Islamic extremism, and new dance crazes in LA’s ganglands.
They’ve been Oscar shortlisted, have collaborated with David LaChapelle, Dita Von Teese, the KLF, and Zaha Hadid. Clients include Cartier, Levi’s, Renault Clio, Amnesty International, Nomura, Channel 4 for agencies such as Weiden + Kennedy, TBWA and Publicis. They were Creatives at BBH heading up a imaganeering think tank, have created installations for the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and at the Museum Of Modern Art in Los Angeles (for an anti meth campaign), and exhibited their artworks across Europe and The States. Their films distributed by Lionsgate and Netflix.
Marc was awarded the Royal Institute Of Architects Silver Medal and was Guest Professor at The South California Institute if Architecture. During the Balkan civil war he became a presenter on the acclaimed pirate anti war radio station B92 in Serbia. Ishbel trained as an actress under Zophia Kalinska, the protégé of Tadeusz Kantor and Grotowski.
Cartier commissioned marc & ish to shoot seven fashion films for their new Nouvelle Vague range of exclusive jewelry released this summer featuring supermodel Anouke Lepere. They were hired to bring a contemporary edge to Cartier’s branding and got to drive the awesome vintage Jaguar XK150 open top in the process.
marc & ish’s relaunch commercial featuring a stripping Dita Von Teese and ogling Thierry Henry for Renault Clio in the UK was called “Britain’s sexiest TV ad ever” by Murdoch’s News Of The World. AdFreak said of the spot “It’s so self-consciously wacky, it’s awesome”. The spot was banned on UK daytime TV and became a global news story. The spot was Campaign’s Ad Of The Week.