Welcome to Poor But Sexy, the special projects think tank from Seednine. Poor But Sexy is a project based platfrom with the capability to concept, design, edit and implement ideas from beginning to end. We collaborate with artists and brands who relish creative challenges and welcome opportunities to cross pollinate art and commerce.
We believe in creative freedom and exploration. From experimental films to photo and design challenges to content creation and art exhibitions, we seek to provoke, inspire, titillate and transform the projects and brands that we touch. With us, you are not just a number or a product, you are an opportunity to think bigger and do better.
We are the fun ones. You want to work with us.
Thomas Bollmann and Ingrid Jones are multi-disciplinary commercial artists, filmmakers and special projects leaders who work under the collective name of Seed9 aka Seednine. They began their creative partnership in 2004 with a focus on pushing creative boundaries while encouraging freedom of expression and collaboration. Their respective backgrounds of creative direction, project management, and photo design afforded them the opportunity to take on initiatives from conception to completion with ease.
Their ability to manage productions and teams have placed them in a unique position to take on larger scale initiatives such as their independent arts and culture publication Poor But Sexy, which they successfully funded, designed and produced or the revamp of the retail program for Transcontinental Media for the purpose of winning new business. They cross barriers between art and commerce, innovatively connecting the creative and corporate communities. Most importantly, their interest in raw storytelling paired with their continued investment in the arts has resulted in the highlighting of not only their work but the work of their collaborators.
Over the course of twelve years, Seed9 have developed their own unique take on still and moving visuals. In 2014, after a two-year hiatus due to a cycling accident, the team returned with Fürther, a mood-based experimental film trilogy accom- panied by still images that took two years to complete. Madness, the last film in Fürther trilogy was officially selected for screening at the 2016 Toronto Short Film Festival.
Seed9 are winners of both a Design Exchange Award and a DXA honourable mention for their works Art vs Commerce: Seid Bereit, Immer Bereit, and Poor But Sexy. Their image “Tattoo” was chosen as the official image for the 2010 European Month of Photography in Berlin. They successfully curated a titilating exhibition of thirteen local photography and performance artists for Poor But Sexy: The Outtakes which drew an over-capacity attendance that included members from the film, fashion, music and dance communities.
With mutual respect and trust, this duo continues to embark on projects that engage and challenge those around them. Because of this, they have been featured in and produced stories for Vice Berlin, Computer Arts UK, Stack Printout, The DX, National Geographic, Globe Style, Enroute and much more.