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.
Photographer: Alejandro Corredor
Model: Mitzi Akaha
Stylist: Lara Hemingway
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.
Photographer: Richard Ramirez Jr.
Model: Sarah Peterson @ NEXT
Stylist: Chaine Leyendecker
Hair: Candice Kelly
Makeup: Briyonna Jackson
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.