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.
Jesse Herzog is a Toronto-based photographer with an impressive portfolio full of youthful female portraits. With a background in film production at Humber College and a love for filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Jesse fuses cinematic mood with raw emotion to create intimate images that feel more like memories rather than pretty pictures. Jesse earned numerous awards during his time at college, including the winner of the 2012 William F. White's Viral Van Film Festival and runner-up in the Humber 2013 inaugural photo competition. Since then he has worked for several companies including Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, Rogers Communications, Wind Mobile and City TV. Check out his full portfolio on his website.
Xanthe Hutchinson is a freelance photographer, art director and mother of two, based in the UK. With a portfolio full of dreamy yet edgy editorials and playful lookbooks, this self-proclaimed 'bookworm' notes that she gets all of her best ideas from cinema and literature. Xanthe graduated with a first class honours degree in photography and attained Associateship of the British Institute of Professional Photographers in 2010. She has been published in various photographic journals plus a number of online and print fashion magazines such as Wonderland, Material Girl and Indie Magazine. To see more of Xanthe's work visit her website and Instagram.
Sam Elkins is a photographer and explorer based in Portland, whose beautiful work reveals the beauty of nature and evokes a strong sense of wanderlust. Through a washed out and grainy editing style, Sam captures moody landscapes of the Pacific Northwest as well as raw outdoor portraits that make you want to pack up everything and drive off into the wilderness. At only nineteen years of age, Sam has already been recognized by a number of publications and collaborated with companies such as Adorama, Free People and even Google. Head to Sam's instagram or tumblr to see his latest work.
Born in the South of France and now residing in London, Viktor Vauthier is a photographer with a penchant for creating captivating and honest work. In a society where we are inundated with highly-photoshopped artificial imagery, his unedited analog photographs are a welcomed breath of fresh air. Using only an old Compact 35mm film camera, Viktor shoots documentary style fashion editorials that are bright, fresh and a little bit provocative. He is currently working as the in-house photographer for 1970s inspired skate brand, Bianca Chandon and has also worked with the likes of Lazy Oaf, ASOS, Converse, Oh My Love and Topshop. To see more of Viktor's work head to his blog and website.
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.