Born in Mexico City, Armando is a multi-awarded Creative Director. He has spent his life working in different countries and traveling around the world making music and working on various photography and film projects.
His multiple interactions with different cultures and love for what the world has to offer prompted him to create the Dangerous Beauty Project. He believes in equality of cultures and aims with this to break with stigmas and change negative perceptions of certain nations.
Cory spent his childhood snapping photos on a Canon AE-1 program his mother gave him. He eventually pursued an education in Cinematography at Columbia College Chicago, where he received his BA Magna Cum Laude. He has since spent his time shooting music videos, documentaries, television and commercials.
Cory has done work for record labels like Atlantic, Scion A/V and De Stijl; networks like HBO, Discovery, Travel Channel, National Geographic, TLC, MTV, Animal Planet, Fox Sports and PBS; and companies like Samsung, Kuwait Oil Company, Vans, Finish Line, Reebok, Discover and Sargento. His first feature film, Ellie Lumme, premiered at New York’s BAMcinemaFest in 2014. It went on to play Cucaloris, Unknown Pleasures and BFI London.
Eric Machiela is co-founder of Gorilla, a Grand Rapids, Michigan and Los Angeles-based film and production company. He has created award-winning commercial work in over 30 countries. He has co-wrote three feature films — Beautiful Prison, Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson (starring Christopher Lloyd), and the upcoming feature film Camp Manna, which he also directed. He is the Executive Producer of the Australian feature film, Arrowhead, distributed in over 40 territories. He also executive-produced the outdoor reality series Exploring Kaman, which was acquired by Mark Cuban for AXS TV. His passion lies in storytelling which elevates the human condition.
Julie is a Senior Art Director from Chicago with over 10 years of experience having worked on a variety of different projects for brands such as Gatorade and Hyundai amongst others. Her strength lies on making concepts come to life in the form of beautiful visual expressions. Her passion and love for discovering cultures and travel is what makes her a great asset for the project. She believes that every cultural interaction can become such a tremendous learning experience that helps connect the world one person at a time. Her addition to this project will help the mission and propagate the endearment that we should have for one another.
Narges is an Iranian photojournalist whose work has been published on major international and local agencies including AFP, Getty Image and BBC among others. She has covered stories that go from elections, regional conflicts to environmental news stories. Her work in photojournalism has taken her to numerous destinations in the Middle East.
She has extensive experience in documentary photography that revolves highly around human experiences and challenges. Having lived among communities she documents, has enable her to capture the real and authentic idiosyncrasies of cultures and nations.
Norwegian photographer with vast experience in lifestyle and commercial, Max has photographed everything from some of Norway´s largest industrial companies to biggest pop Scandinavian artists Marcus and Martinus, .
Ever since he was young, human equality and the wellbeing of others has been a big part of his essence. Being surrounded by a large culturally diverse community, he has always had the urge to create images that could change the perception the world has on certain groups of people and nations. This project is his endeavor to accomplish that.