Having started their production firm out of an attic in 2008, Damien Krisl and Joel Cartier`s ECLUMES STUDIOS quickly became one of the leading production companies for luxury brands and fashion in Switzerland. A goal made possible not only by motivation and will of the two young upstarts to succeed in this highly competitive business, but also through years of hard work of them and their associates that helped getting the company where it stands today.
»Combining the clients’ ideas and your own is a difficult task and always a tightrope walk. It is not easy to keep your creative freedom, which is why you’ll always have to fight for it. You need to realize your ideas, even if it means not making any money. Making art is and should always be more important than just enriching yourself.«
The origin of the name ECLUMES is a combination of the two French words éclair (lightning) and lumière (light), signifying the gathering of the ways light is used differently in photography and in filming.
Damien and Joel set themselves apart by creating moving and still images that create whole new worlds, each of them telling a story in their own way. They mastered seeing the special in everyday tasks and present it in astonishing beauty that gets under the skin of the audience which has the pleasure of experiencing something new and unseen. Their goal is to provoke emotions with groundbreaking imagery by connecting fashion and film in exceptional ways. Damien and Joel are true visual aesthetes, their creativity originating out of the strive for perfection and the passion they have for their craft. They produce commercials and shootings all over the world, including Berlin, Paris and just recently, the United States.
One clip that brings the rather unique style of their productions to life is the “Fashion & Art”-reel that shows some of their best work in the recent months.