Daria Kobayashi Ritch is a young fashion and portrait photographer currently based in Los Angeles and New York. Born and raised in Malibu by two artist parents who encouraged her creativity from a young age, Daria went on to study Fine Art at UCLA, and graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 2015.
Driven by a desire to find people that resonate with her, Daria has become well known within the fashion and pop culture scene of Hollywood for her documentation of LA's cool kids; with talent such as Haim, Billie Eilish, Cole Sprouse, Troye Sivan and Madelaine Petsch among the creative subjects who have stepped in front of her camera. Merging intimacy with the romanticism of fashion, Daria captures an unexplored depth within her quirky subjects that unravels through her beautiful sun-drenched imagery.
Select clients of Daria include Dior, Marc Jacobs, Opening Ceremony, Warby Parker, Vice, Interscope Records and Diane Von Furstenberg. Her work has also been featured in publications such as Dazed, i-D, Teen Vogue, Vogue USA, Oyster and Wonderland.
To see more of Daria’s work visit her website or instagram.
Roni Ahn is a young photographer from Hong Kong, currently based between London and Paris. Inspired by iconic fashion magazines such as Vogue and the work of Tim Walker, her portfolio is a nostalgic yet contemporary collection of dreamy fashion stories that both intrigue and captivate viewers.
Extravagant staging and romantic styling characterises the unmistakable photographic style that she has recently become so well known for. Unsurprisingly, Roni’s work has been published by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Wonderland Magazine, Lula Magazine and Material Magazine.
To see more of her work head to her website or Instagram
Kimber Beck is a 27 year old conceptual photographer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Blurring the lines between photographer and subject, her self-portraits explore notions of intimacy and the female form. Captured whole or in part, Kimbers unclad female body is often placed within surreal contexts or positions, surrounded by everyday objects such as bathtubs, lampshades, cupboards and flowers. Kimber notes "Self portraits remain my favorite. There’s something about being the photographer & model that works out really well for me. I’m able to capture the exact emotion that I want without having to translate it into words to tell a model. All the poses come naturally, I feel them".
To see more of Kimber's work head to her website and instagram.
Brooke DiDonato is a 28-year-old New York-based photographer whose pastel-hued, conceptual imagery often captures surreal moments when people or everyday objects are obscured, subsumed or lost in the environments around them. By challenging the assumed reality of a photograph, her images lead viewers through a narrative that is both real and constructed. Brooke graduated with a degree in photojournalism from Kent State University in 2012 and has since gone on to exhibit her work in various solo and group exhibitions in the US. Her impressive client list also includes Adobe, Coach, HUAWEI, The New Yorker and Penguin Books.
You can see more of her work on instagram or her website.
Matthieu Venot is a French photographer who creates colourful and graphic imagery by abstracting the urban environment that surrounds him. Matthieu's careful composition see's lines intersect and colours overlap until viewers are left wondering what exactly it is that they are looking at. Focusing on the part rather than the whole, walls, stairwells and balconies are deliberately cropped out to reveal simplistic patterns and colours that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson film. To see more of Matthieu's work visit his website or follow him on instagram.