Photographing queer youth, drag and my own existential crisis with femininity my works create bold but ambient scenes, inviting the viewer to submerge into a world of emotion driven by a hazy aesthetic. Using lo-fi techniques to create an unpolished grungy form with 35mm format photography and 90’s camcorders, block colours glaze the moments where the celestial gloom of my subjects lurk. Mixed media, screen print and other forms of collage have taken shape within this photographic series as part of a side project of experimental works.
"My overall theme within my work is still the same but this series came about as a response to me moving away from my home town to a bigger city just recently. The subject pictured is my first female friend that I made having moved. I have such a delirious background to my previous home town, I never wanted to have anything I ever photographed look noticeably recognizable as the place that it is, like some sort of unconscious shame or hate for where I grew up and where I was stuck in for so long. I would try and disguise or distract the attention within the picture to create some sort of different landscape, for reasons that only annoyed and irritated me. When I got to my now home, it was nearly a necessity that I photographed something... anything right in the city centre. It was a catharsis of how relieved I was to be somewhere new, even if it was only 2 hours away from where I grew up. This is an incredibly different place where I reside now and it bothers me so little whether it's recognizable or not. I always knew I needed out, but perhaps not as much as I had initially thought."
Carianne Older is a New York based film photographer who focuses on portraits. She strives to shoot people who don't normally consider themselves "models". She started shooting about 2 years ago, when she decided it would be fun to jump on the film bandwagon. Carianne's favorite film to shoot with is Porta 400, and her favorite camera to shoot with is a Konica Hexar AF. Carianne's work has been featured on Sister Magazine, H Collective, Uncertain Magazine, Grunge'n'Art Magazine, to name a few. She has partnered with brands such as Converse, Urban Outfitters, Cheeky Vintage, EOS, Hello Holiday, Made Au Gold, Profound Co, and Janis Studios.
Model/Writer: Cassie Holly Shapiro @holycassie
BS Film BU 93. Born Bloomington, Indiana 1970. Currently Brooklyn, NY.
Photographer, designer, musician from Thousand Oaks, CA. Starting out shooting and designing posters for local gigs around Ventura County, and is now shooting prominent bands for himself and for LA magazines such as LA Record. He has also recently co-started a local record labeled called Easy Evil, based out of Ventura County.
Instagram: @manriquemarcos + @easyevilrecords
"I'm a film student living in Canterbury, UK. Photography is an escapism for me, I go out to take photos so that I can concentrate on my own thoughts. It doesn't only satisfy me with the outcomes, the process of taking photos, especially shooting film, is a way as if I'm communicating with my camera. I recently started shooting portraits. All my models are beautiful people, but I usually request them to cover part of their faces. I want the audience to imagine more."
Born in 1978, Alexandre Delamadeleine is a French artist who currently lives in Paris where he practices photography and works on artistic projects. He captures a romantic idea of the landscape that reflects his childhood memories spent in the mountains where he grew up. His portraits are part of the same quest: the beauty buried in our memories.
Halle is a 19 year old photographer from Toronto. Halle does a lot of work around femininity & female sexuality. This series "SATURATED" was an experimentation with different types of light in order to capture compelling portraits.
Stylist: Andy Alburger
"I used to be a Youth Pastor. I remember choosing to write with my left hand in grade school. When it comes to music, I'm stuck in the New Wave era of the 80s... but I also love 90s hip-hop. Meditation keeps me sane. Finally, I recently transitioned out of my last career to follow my passion of photography. Since then I've had the privilege of working some very talented humans learning making mistakes and growing along the way.
"I grew up at the island of Palma of Majorca but at the moment I live in Barcelona. I discover day by day new inspirations, thanks to my friends."
Josefina Bonavia aka Koko Peludo is a 27 year-old film photographer and graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Koko prefers shooting on film because she is in love with the ritual of the analog photography: the magic, the texture, the patience that analog shots require.
"I'm not a professional photographer. That's reason I'm always shy when show my photos to people. My job is so boring, I come to my office and then go back home everyday. I try doing something to make sure that I'm still alive. So, I choose photography to find myself."
"I'm a 19 year old photographer based in Denmark. I like to describe my work as finding the contrast between ugly/pretty and raw/delicate in a world of mysterious, dreamy girls. I often times mix elements of horror into it."
"I am a 21 year old music photographer from Montreal. I’ve only been doing this for about two years; the gritty and raw aspect of photography is what attracted me to this medium. Capturing live bands and keeping that inventible blur and grain from the low lights makes it more interesting to my own eye and hopefully others."
"I'm in love with living in the West and a lot of what I shoot is inspired by the road & movin' around/ story telling through the use of color. I've lived in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Houston, and now Los Angeles. I only use 35mm, and Polaroid film."
"I am a film photographer currently living in Portland, Oregon. I have been very attached to shooting film for about 10 years, recently feeling like I’ve found myself in my art. I have fallen in love with meeting new people and having the opportunity to get to know them and create art that feels meaningful. I want to capture images that have a story behind them. To immerse other people in my art, make them think and spark an emotion inside.
This particular shoot became an entire experience watching life interact with my concept. An idea I’ve had for years, bringing a living room to nature. The juxtaposition, hoping to make people think about how we spend our time, what we choose to sit and look at. Art and beauty is in the world all around us. I hope to leave my living room as much as possible this next year to sit in awe and capture what Mother Nature has put in front of me, in human, land and sea."
Models: @kaylinrodriquez + @t.e.v.y.n
"'I'm an artist from Glendale, California. I have my friends to thank for constantly inspiring and encouraging me to make art. I play in bands like Super lunch, Plumber, Whaja Dew, Chocolate Dungeon and Bury Your Face in My Neck Nose and All. I also have solo music that I release in split albums with 1,361 Kodak moments called bearhug33. I also really get my rocks off by drawing, writing poetry, making videos, and making anything I can add a personal element to it. Love is really important and I'm scared of going completely insane. My dog max is ten years old."
"My world of photography is different from many. I do whatever it takes for me to always try something new while retaining my style. It translates to me expanding the horizons and never limiting the different arts I choose to try. The uniqueness shows across all the things I make."
Instagram + Twitter: @shotbythefinest
"I'm a live music photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up Music and Photography were always my biggest passions. I've been shooting concerts for a couple of years now, in basements, dive bars, and as of late, finally those big venues I went to all the time as a teen. Whether I'm in the crowd during an intimate living room show or in the photo pit at a major venue, that's when I am truly in my element. Capturing a moment that embodies the energy you experience in the crowd is my little taste of real magic."
Mel Cascabelo is a 22 years old artist based in Madrid.
"I love music and painting too; so I try to experiment with any kind of art I can. Although I also work in digital, I’m most interested in analog photography. I’ve been shooting film for four years now, and I love it because I find the whole process a lot more physical and exciting. I’m very interested in intimacy and relationships between people, nostalgia, emotions… and I also enjoy watching strangers and capturing them acting naturally in the streets and taking photos of my friends in casual or candid situations."
Gareth Sweeney is a photographer based in Derry, Ireland. His body of work looks at how society views sexuality mainly in the LBGT+ community is his small town. Sweeney uses experiences of both his and friends, where lust has been more prominent that love. Sweeney works with both digital and 35mm to capture this youth culture he has grown up around.
"I'm from Simi Valley, California. I'm studying Graphic Design at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. I have a passion for concert photography. In 2016 I started working for the campus newspaper, and started covering concerts. Over time I've made connections with a lot of Rexburg's local bands and had many opportunities to photograph their shows. I now do design for the newspaper and photography on the side, and love both."
"I was born in France, but grew up in New York and was intimately intertwined between both cultures. I'm a filmmaker and photographer, obsessed with detail, color and close ups. I plunge myself into a never ending quest of finding new ways of expressing thoughts and ideas in uncomfortable or odd settings."
This project is about to represent messages from another people about missing someone putting them images.
:I'm 20 years old from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a photographer and currently studying to be an Art Curator."
Brandi Richardson, who at 22 years old, explores the realms of fine art and music photography while living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated with a BFA in photography and electronic media emphasis.