Wiissa is a film and photography duo that consists of Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philipe, based in New York and Miami, who also happen to be a couple. I love everything they create and am so happy to share more about them!
petite tenue: I love collaborative projects and feel like people are so lucky when they find someone that they can work with as well as you two seem to. What do you think are the contributing factors that allow you to produce such consistently good work together?
wiissa: We definitely are really lucky to have found each other since we work so well together. None of our work would be the same if it were not made together! We’ve been dating for almost 6 years and are always together, so our compatibility has just made it really easy. Wilson’s much better with the technical side of things and working cameras, and I’m more into the styling aspect and directing. We both like to work on the two aspects, but our interest and skills in each aspect of taking photos makes it easy for us to split the work up and do it together.
petite tenue: Your photos seem so nostalgic, yet relevant. What are you inspired by most?
wiissa: I feel like we have a pretty wide range of inspiration and it’s always changing! A lot of it comes from advertisements from the 1960’s and 70’s. We’re also both music people so a lot of old music (and some new stuff too) serves as a main source of inspiration.
petite tenue: What kind of things will you be working on this summer?
wiissa: We’ve been working on some music videos in New York and are going to LA in a bit to hopefully work on some more commercial stuff!
petite tenue: If you could photograph anyone, who would you choose?
wiissa: Hmm probably Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg back in the late 60’s. Or maybe Jimi Hendrix!! This is a tough one…