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Carlos Velasco & Hu is a creative couple consisting of Carlos Velasco from Madrid and Kate Hu from Taipei.

Carlos began his career as photographer, working with multinational brands such as Loewe Perfumes, Reebok, Martell Cognac. Not long after he started making music videos, his poetic and story-telling visual style led him to various commissioned works of TV commercials and fashion films.   

Hu is a marketing and brand professional, having worked 10 years across fashion, watches and jewellery, wine and spirits industries for major players such as Lacoste, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Gucci, and Absolut Vodka, she knows how to connect the viewers with conceptual ideas.  

The couple met in Ibiza in 2013. Since then, they teamed up with their sense and sensibility to create artistic photography and cinematography across Europe and Asia. In 2018, they debuted their first short film “BAILA MALDITA” (DANCE, WICKED GIRL) and it was soon nominated by the most popular short film festival of Spain, Jameson Notodofilmfest, for Best Art Direction and Best City Stories. It has also been Official Selection in several Film Festivals across Europe.

CLIENTELE

  • Reebok, Spain

  • LOEWE Perfumes, Spain

  • Benson & Hedges (JTI), Switzerland

  • bonnet à pompon, Spain

  • Trucco, Spain

  • BOBSON Jeans, Taiwan

  • Martell Cognac (Pernod Ricard), Taiwan

  • Dr. Milker (Uni-President), Taiwan

  • Absolut Vodka (Pernod Ricard), Spain

  • SOLAZ (Grupo Osborne), Spain

  • Cointreau (Rémy Cointreau), Spain

  • CERRUTI 1881, Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2017    

  • Photography: Tandem

    • Honorable Mention, Special-Other, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

2018    

  • Short Fim: Baila Maldita

    • Nomination, Jameson NotodoFilmFest, Madrid

      • Premio IED Madrid a la Mejor Dirección Artística (Best Art Direction)

      • Premio KYMCO Historias de la Ciudad (Best City Stories)

    • Official Selection, InShadow Lisbon ScreenDance Festival, Lisbon

  • Photography: Bring Cognac back to Night Life

    • Honorable Mention, Advertising, PX3 (Prix de La Photographie), Paris

    • Honorable Mention, Advertising-Product, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

  • Photography: PLASTIC TRILOGY #1 {Food/Toy Stories}

    • Nominee, Open Theme, 4th FAPA (Fine Art Photography Awards), London

    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Other, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

  • Photography: PLASTIC TRILOGY #2 {Plastic Heritage}

    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Still Life, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

  • Photography: PLASTIC TRILOGY #3 {Mr. Chang & Plastic Parties}

    • Honorable Mention, Fine Art-Still Life, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

    • Gold Winner, Fine Art / Still Life, TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards), Tokyo

  • Photography: LOKUTORIO (Telephone Booth) | Rise of Lust

    • Honorable Mention, Advertising-Self-Promotion, IPA (International Photography Awards), Los Angeles

2019

  • Short Film: Baila Maldita

    • Official Selection, ScreenDance Festival, Stockholm

  • Photography: PLASTIC TRILOGY #2 {Plastic Heritage}

    • 2nd Place Winner, Open Theme, 5th FAPA (Fine Art Photography Awards), London

  • Photography: PLASTIC TRILOGY #3 {Mr. Chang & Plastic Parties}

    • Nominee, Open Theme, 5th FAPA (Fine Art Photography Awards), London

  • Fashion Film: CERRUTI 1881 - Shared Wardrobe

    • Official Selection, Aesthetica Short Film Festival (BAFTA qualifying festival), York

    • Official Selection, Berlin Commercial Festival (previously Berlin Fashion Film Festival), Berlin

      • Main Categories - Best Fashion Film

      • Craft - Best Direction