Los Angeles, CA, USA
American born and Thailand raised, Rae Threat has established herself as one of the most exciting artists in L.A. today, making her transition into moving image all the more compelling.
Her alternative approach to photography uniquely merges the underground music, queer, and LGBT communities, with queer icon Courtney Trouble referring to Rae as the 'Celebrity Photographer' of the feminist queer scene in San Francisco. Rae is renowned for her ability to invert stereotypes and challenge views, becoming the first ever photographer to shoot adult film stars for a mainstream fashion lookbook (Mishka Fall 2011 and Spring 2012).
She has exhibited in galleries internationally from L.A. and San Francisco to Turkey, Vienna, and Berlin. Her first curated art show (ALT to the ALT) was a highlighted exhibit with Month of Photography LA (2011). Her street photography work with GroupLA was a featured showcase at the LA ART Show (2009) before being archived as permanent exhibits at the USC Library (Los Angeles) and Huntington Memorial Library (Pasadena, CA).
Recent projects include a lookbook for music label Mad Decent, featuring Skrillex and Diplo.
Rae is also an official photographer for the Sundance Institute.
Threat Films marks the next logical progression for Rae as she continues to explore challenging views and thought-provoking subjects. She is currently in development on her first feature film, a documentary on the transgender community in Thailand.
- Still life
- Video capture