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.