Lili is a junior at Pali High with a love for all things boldly creative and expressive. She can always be found in a darkroom.
"I'm a Miami based photographer who mostly takes photos of concerts and friends. I am very much into the local music scene so I go to as many performances as possible while balancing my art studies in college. When I'm not photographing a show, I photograph my friends and get creative taking portraits."
"I’m 17 years old and I’ve been shooting on 35mm for about two years. I take pictures because I want to capture a story that has yet to be written. I see all my pictures like screenshots of movies that haven't been made."
"I'm from Taiwan. I prefer to say that I'm a life recorder rather than a photographer. I've shot with film since I was 18. The theme is always inspired by my friends and movies."
"I am a 23 year old photographer based out of Portland, Oregon. I exclusively work with film, and have recently plunged into the world of developing and scanning at home. In the beginning of my photography journey, I gravitated towards film because of the colors that can be achieved, and while that is still a driving force behind much of my work, I have found that I have increasingly enjoyed the time and touch that film requires. This slowness of every step in my process allows me to better connect with my subjects, and having the ability to do my own scanning and developing has given me much more control over the final product. When choosing a subject to work with, I seek out those that historically haven't been given space in mainstream media. I strive to create unique, powerful images that show the beauty of those that are deemed to be a little different. One of my favorite things about shooting is being able to get to know such beautiful, talented people. Photography has allowed me to connect, slow down, but most importantly create."
"In every image I take I try to capture youth and color in hopes that when I grow up I will see life with the same eyes. I want to create art forever."
"I live in South Florida with my parents and my dog, Lily. I'm a senior in high school and I really love exploring art in all its forms. I particularly love writing, especially lyrics and stream of consciousness prose."
Lucía Ximena uses photography and film to create imagery for dreams, stories, and outcast characters, hoping that those who feel out of place or don’t belong to this world can hold a connection to. She was born to a family of artists in Ecuador, so exposure to art in various forms was a big part of her upbringing. She’s currently studying at CalArts getting a BFA. Being fairly introverted, she takes advantage of this visual way of communication, since it allows for expression without speaking out loud; as well as it not having to be tethered to words from any spoken language, erasing boundaries of who it can reach.
Shaun McGrath is a Canadian Contemporary photographer from Windsor, Ontario Canada. Shaun specializes in analogue photography and video. He enjoys a combination of documentary/street photography and conceptual, experimental shoots with models. Shaun uses photography as a form of journal keeping to not only archive life and the world around him, but to satisfy the burning desire to be visually creative.
"I am a senior in college, working towards making a difference in the world through journalism. My passion for writing started when I was super young because I had so much to say, and I wanted people to be able to relate to it."
IG: @jillian__spaulding & @zine_times
Ibrahim Squalli is a Paris based architecture student. Part time photographer, his passion is to capture moments and introduce them into a minimal context. Just by taking a look at his photographs, we can clearly understand his univers. He’s one of the photographers who ingeniously manipulate colors, framing, perspectives and contrasts.
"I'm an artist based in Madrid, Spain. I am inspired by the internal and the eternal. As a result of my very own melancholy, I create spaces, moments and characters."
"I'm Anouk Pannen, a 19 year old portrait and street photographer living in the Netherlands. I like to be creative, something I can be proud of when I see the results. It's nice when you get to know new people who are artists too, someone you can experience something beautiful together."
Takuya Rikitake is 25 years old working as a freelance photographer. Mainly shooting portrait and lifestyle photography. Takuya takes inspiration from natural materials. This series focuses on the beauty of flowers.
Model - Saya Fujii
Stylist - Ryota Okuyama
Hair - Souta Shimosaka
Photographer from Los Angeles. Photos shown are shot with either 35mm, 120 film, or Polaroid.
"I'm a photographer and writer from Los Angeles. I currently drift between Berlin and LA, talking to and photographing musicians everywhere in between. This particular set of photographs is incredibly special as they were taken whilst showing around Welsh babe Kai Woolen-Lewis, lead singer of Rope, language teacher and overall incalculably clever and talented dude. Kai helped me to see my hometown through new eyes. Taken on my beloved 1953 Agfa Silette."
IG & Twitter: @pleiadesounds
Bloom is a claymation short film about a girl who is faced with a haunting incident of sexual assault and is challenged to come to terms with the shame, trauma and guilt that come along with it. It uses symbolism and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the raw emotions of those who go through similar events, and is aimed to provide a voice for those who are in need of one.
"I am a teen filmmaker. I love to make shorts on social justice topics such as LBGTQ+ exposure, gender stereotypes, gun control, etc. and have been traveling around the world attending festivals to celebrate my work.
I just released a claymation short called, Bloom on the topic of sexual assault, which is a really important and sensitive topic to me. The making of Bloom has been the most insane process with many stories and crazy serendipitous experiences.