VaultWorks celebrates archival content, bringing lost stories to life. Our aim is to highlight forgotten and untold cultural history through the lenses of the creators who captured it. This is done through archival asset management, original content creation, and other traditional and non-traditional avenues.
Phil Knott is a British born, L.A.-based photographer Phil knott has been producing images for well over 15 years. Rich in content and creativity, Phil presents a style that is beautiful, soulful, and honest in its capacity to extract what is raw from his subjects. Knott has invented a niche for himself, attracting a wide range of clients including Paramount Pictures, Stussy, Versace Sport and Fragrance, Sony records, RCA, Atlantic, Universal, EMI, Steve Madden, Hennessy, Afro-Punk and 81 magazine. 5 years ago Phil started to work in collage and has produced work for Stussy, Bathing Ape, Roc-a-Fella, The Face, Spin, Complex, and Flaunt. Phil Knott is behind the seminal images of a galaxy of music stars, from Prince and Liam Gallagher to Chris Martin and Justin Timberlake.
Tim Bret-Day is a Londoner, starting out as a member of the paparazzi before changing direction and going to college. After assisting in the top flight of the fashion world he embarked on a solo career which led to him working for all the top fashion magazines. A new change in direction meant following a freer more creative style which led to him shooting top agency work all over the world, such as Nike, Mercedes, Agent Provocateur, Harvey Nichols, Virgin, to name but a few. He is currently working on a book covering his illustrious career in photography.
Derrick Santini hails from Scarborough, North Yorkshire and discovered his love for photography at the age of thirteen, whilst taking pictures with his mum’s old Agfa camera. Derrick spent his teenage years recording everything he saw; initially a silent and passive observer, he came to regard the images he took as slices of life, ’moments in-between’, as statements about the individual, society, culture - and ultimately as an expression of the human condition. After this initial period prolific in reportage, Derrick’s talent saw him propelled into the fields of portraiture, music photography, fashion and advertising, where he developed a more confrontational approach to image making - one based on interaction and personality. He soon became renowned for his intimate and insightful portraiture style, particularly within the music industry where there rapidly became a huge demand for his iconic images.
Jürgen Olczyk began his journey studying photo design in Munich until 1972, and founded his photo agency soon after. In 1985, he founded JAT Photo International, and has been continuously traveling the world for the nearly four decades since then to capture unforgettable photographs of rock stars, models, actors and athletes. His archive includes an encyclopedic “Who's Who” of international music and celebrity, from ACDC to ZZ Top. His passionate, lively photos show famous figures live, backstage, in the studio or in private settings. Each captures a still moment in time that tells a story of motion and energy. Each of the Fine Art Prints drawn from his endless collection is a work of art, specifically selected to highlight a period in that subject’s storied history. Legends live forever in Jürgen’s masterpieces, and now you can help preserve and exhibit history in your home or office through this Fine Art Print sale.