Over the last few years we've seen an increasing trend of young female photographers pushing the boundaries and creating a new cultural narrative from their own perspective; the female perspective. One such photographer is California-based storyteller and artist, Natalie Yang. Inspired by the people around her and the Californian coast, Natalie uses her camera to document and express her feelings, as well as exploring the female figure and the way in which it shapes into its environment.
In her series, “Growing Up”, she photographs her friends, a group of beautiful and carefree adolescents, hanging out, breaking the rules, falling in love, and most importantly, figuring stuff out. The series is a real breath of fresh air in a world where popular culture often takes advantage and exploits this fragile time in a young women's development. We love the hazy sun-drenched feel of her imagery and the real sense of authenticity you get when you look at it. Natalie has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in California, and has also been featured in a number of digital and print publications. You can check out more of her work via her website and instagram.
Amy Lidgett is an emerging London & Manchester based fashion photographer best known for her hazy, sun-drenched analogue photographs of ridiculously stylish adolescents. After experimenting with fashion and textile design in college, Amy decided that her real talent lay behind a camera, capturing and styling fashion rather than creating it. She now has a degree in Styling and Image Making from The University of Salford and a plethora of industry experience behind her, for such a young age. What we love the most about Amy's portfolio is its cohesiveness and authenticity. After focusing mostly on men’s fashion photography throughout her time at university, Amy has since returned to experimenting with female fashion photography, as well as working on an online zine called 'Olive'. Check out more of Amy's work for yourself via her website or Tumblr.
Erika Pellicci is a 23 year old photographer and student from Lucca, Italy. Focusing mainly on urban landscapes and self-portraiture, Erika uses photography as a way to express her emotions and dreams, and considers her creative practice to be an endless journey in search of her true self. We love Erika's use of colour throughout her work and our favourite images from her portfolio would have to be the beautifully simple yet striking shots of ordinary architecture and everyday objects. When she’s not behind the lens, Erika can also be found at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, studying painting. To see more of her work check out her Flickr, Tumblr or Instagram.
Kim Hamlet is an UX Designer at Nordstrom and keen film photographer living in Seattle, with fellow designer and husband David Hamlet. Kim began her journey into photography only three years ago and always shoots with a fully manual analog camera. We are so in love with her awe inspiring natural landscapes, raw portraits and her ability to capture the beauty of the unexpected. To see more of Kim's work head to her website or Flickr page.
Jodi Melody is an 18 year old photographer from Wellington, New Zealand creating beautiful and simplistic imagery. A mixture of her every-day life and editorial fashion shots, Jodi's portfolio is an intriguing world of film grain, muted tones and nostalgia infused emotion. Having already produced editorials for online publications such as Girls on Film and Undone Journal, we have no doubt we'll be seeing more from her in the future. To check out more of Jodi's work head to her Flickr and instagram.
Brendon Burton is a 20 year-old emerging fine art photographer currently located in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by horror films, music and literature, he creates hauntingly beautiful and strikingly realistic portraits that often depict him in eerie natural landscapes like forests or national parks. Using photography as a way to capture everyday things that have a deep personal connection with him, Brendan's work has a truly authentic feel to it that you can't help but feel intrigued by. We love everything about his work, from the subject matter to his use of composition to his ability to remind the viewer that stories can still hide secrets. To see more of Brendan's work visit his website or blog.
Marnie Hawson is a self-taught freelance photographer living in the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Australia. Beginning her career as an environmental scientist, she now works in an array of photographic disciplines including food, interiors, products and editorial imagery. With a love for capturing the little moments, the unnoticed and the finer details, Marnie creates minimalist and authentic imagery soaked in neutral and organic tones. With a strong photo-journalism approach to her work, this multi-talented lass certainly knows how to capture the beauty in the everyday. Our favourite project of hers would have to be 'An Honest Trade' - a sincere and candid series based on 20 interesting and unusual tradesman/ladies whose trade involves manual labour and hard work. To check out An Honest Trade and more of Marnie's work head to her website.
Vanessa Hollander & Wilson Philippe (aka wiissa) are a photography duo based in NYC who beautifully capture their love for life, photography and each other on film. Carving out a niche made of good vibes, youth, and 70s fashion; their beautiful sun-kissed photos make us nostalgic for a time and place we've never even lived in. Only in college, the duo are represented by Nouvelle Vague and have already created work for clients such as Julian Casablancas, Karen O, La Belle Rebelle and Vice. To see more of their work head to their website and vimeo.
Chantal Anderson is an American editorial and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. Inspired by youth culture, surrealism and nature, her portfolio boasts intriguing documentary and conceptual imagery that instantly draws you in. Aside from her beautiful personal work Chantal's impressive client list includes companies such as Nike, Google, Need Supply, Objects Without Meaning, and Warner Brothers. When she’s not sitting knee deep in negatives, Chantal can be found swimming in the Pacific ocean, road tripping with friends and worshipping the sun. To see her full portfolio head to her website here.
Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven make up the avant-garde photographer duo known as Synchrodogs. Both emerging photographers from Ukraine, the couple experiment with high quality cameras and lo-fi language to create art and fashion imagery that blurs the lines between the two. Depicting the presence of the human body in the context of undisturbed nature, their strange and mesmerizing portraits are often reduced to a photograph of a body sprawled across stunning landscapes - including cracked earth, flowing waterfalls and luscious meadows. Synchrodogs clients include KENZO, Urban Outfitters. Dazed & Confused and Jalouse. Check out their website for more of their personal and commercial work.