Focusing on the state of humanity and not embellishment or fantasy, Isaac creates complex and timeless images, in his own New York style.
Isaac Rosenthal is a native New York City artist and designer. Raised in a culture of art workers, Isaac has specialized in both creating images and examining cultures in his midst. Since his early photographic study of public phone booths to his current ongoing film project, which explores natural and urban complications found in a household freezer, Isaac indelibly synthesizes his Lower East Side roots into his progressive current as a photographer and filmmaker.
In 1998, Isaac's first published photograph, from Allen Ginsberg's last living portrait session, was in the Optic Nerve film No More To Say & Nothing To Weep For. In 2013, Isaac’s debut short film as a a cinematographer, was chosen to play at the 2014 Cannes film festival. In 2015 Isaac contributed his camera work in an art film co-commissioned by The North Carolina Symphony and Princeton Symphony Orchestra, that will be shown in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center in April this year. Working in both still and moving images, Isaac has always consistently maintained his unique descriptive style of street wit and universal sentient.
While rising through the ranks of the assisting world, Isaac honed his lighting and conceptual skills amongst the photo industries leading creatives such as: Saatchi and Saatchi, Oglivy, Publicis, & Grey Advertising. As a photographer and filmmaker, Isaac’s clients include Unilever, Clairol, Alice + Olivia, We Transfer, Squarespace, Tumi, Bryers, IFC, The Manifesto, Worth & Worth, Style.com, Us Weekly and others.
Isaac is also a tiny house designer and owner. His design for his tiny house on wheels earned great praise at the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree.