© Delphine Diallo

© Delphine Diallo

BIOGRAPHY

Xavier De Nauw is the bearer of an unusually talented sensibility, as complex to categorize as his work.

X2N (his nom d’artiste) has a distinct flair to define a mood, an atmosphere, a moment, an emotion. 

Since 1990, he has defined his style over many types of media and through many collaboration types that more than 20 years down the line makes for a brought-up-from-within Creative Director.

Xavier has photographed, directed and contributed to the visual identity of an iconic generation since it’s infancy and through it’s current de facto mainstream status.

His original and continued focus is music, with photographs for magazines and later for record covers. He was responsible for the visual identity of music magazine L'Affiche in its heyday and played a major role in making it a reference for the French music press. A gifted portraitist, his pictures are striking by their immediacy, the subject often caught unawares. He is able to highlight and stage the lifestyle of those he admires by becoming the witness of their qualities and flaws. He directed many music videos for leading french artists with a capacity of adaptation to hardcore rappers or mainstream artists.

In 2003, he was called upon to be the head of the image for Capitol Music France and then becoming the art director for EMI Music France where he create imagery for the best sellers artists such as David Guetta, Lenny Kravitz, Michel Legrand, Keren Ann, Charles Aznavour, Diam’s or Raphael to name a few.

In 2009, he exposed for the first time his photography work in the prestigious Colette shop in Paris. 

He moved to the USA, in New York first, where he produced the book of Delphine Diallo "The Gift", co-produced Sonia Malfa's short movie "Close Your Eyes" and shot an unique photography collection about New Yorkers that was exposed in Los Angeles at the "Mindset" collective show in 2013.

He installed himself with his family in Los Angeles in 2014 .

Xavier De Nauw brings an exceptional grassroots talent, forged during the pre-digital days, with true hands-on craftmanship, a world class network and a distinctive personality.


CLIENTS

Nike, Stone island, Sports Illustrated, WeVR, Opéra De Paris, Ginette NY, Universal Music, Sony Music, Libération, Télérama, N:Philanthropy, Inkkas, Blue Note, Capitol Music, Numéro Magazine, U-man, Warner Music France.


CONTACT

Email

xavierdenauw@gmail.com

Representation

ICONOCLAST

Lou DUBIGEON
+1 310 558 6587
lou@iconoclast.tv


AWARDS

As ART DIRECTOR for EMI Music France 

• DAVID GUETTA

2010 

Won World Music Award category World's Best Selling French Artist 

Won World Music Award category Producer

Won World Music Award category World's Best DJ 

Won NRJ Music Award category International Album of the Year for "One Love" 

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/david_guetta/awards.html

 • DIAM'S

2007

Won L'Année Du Hip Hop Award category Best Album  "Dans Ma Bulle"

Won L'Année Du Hip Hop Award category Best Rap Artist

Won L'Année Du Hip Hop Award category Best Song "La Boulette"

Won NRJ Music Award category Francophone Album of the Year "Dans Ma Bulle"

Won NRJ Music Award category Francophone Female Artist of the Year

Won NRJ Music Award category Francophone Song of the Year "La Boulette"

Won L'Année Du Hip Hop Award category Best Song "La Boulette"

2006

Won MTV Europe Music Awards category Best French Act

2004

Won Victoires de la Musique Award category Rap/hip-hop album of the year "Brut de Femme"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diam%27s

• RAPHAEL

2006

Won NRJ Music Award category Male Francophone Artist of the year

Won Victoires de la Musique Award category Male Artist of the year

Won Victoires de la Musique Award category Album of the year for "Caravane"

Won Victoires de la Musique Award category Original Song of the year  "Caravane"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapha%C3%ABl_Haroche

 

As VIDEO COMMISSIONNER for EMI Music France

2010 

• LENNY KRAVITZ & JUSTICE " Let Love rule"

Nominated UK Music Video Awards category Best International Video

http://www.promonews.tv/news/2010/09/20/uk-music-video-awards-2010-here-are-nominations

Nominated Vimeo Awards category Best International Video

http://vimeo.com/channels/vjtv/6923504

• DAVID GUETTA " Sexy Bitch"

Nominated MTV Music Award category Best Dance video

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2010/  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bl05ZoDRuE

2007 

• DIAM'S  "Jeune Demoiselle"

Nominated NRJ Music Award category Music Video of the year

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRJ_Music_Awards_2007

• DIAM'S  "La Boulette"

Nominated Victoires de la Musique Award category Music Video of the year

http://www.chartsinfrance.net/actualite/news-64363.html