Meet the New Photographer: Bon Duke Didn’t Know What the CFDA Was Three Years Ago, Now Shoots for Prabal and Chloé

Photo: Bon Duke

Bon Duke got his first break in the fashion world when the CFDA hired him to shoot Proenza Schouler accessories for their 2009 awards ceremony (the year Jack and Lazaro won Accessory Designer of the Year). “I had to Google the CFDA,” confesses Duke, who was then a newly minted grad of the School of Visual Arts. His photos, which are edgy with an element of romance, apparently made an impression; not long afterward he found himself shooting for Prabal Gurung, Philip Lim, Zac Posen, and Chloé (check out the video he did for the brand, below). Click through our slideshow to see the work of the 24-year-old Greenpoint, Brooklyn, native and hear more from our interview.

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Meet the New Photographer: Bon Duke