"I'm 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. While that's 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. 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 and 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 and talented people. Photography has allowed me to connect, slow down, but most importantly create."
Shaun McGrath is a Canadian Contemporary photographer from Windsor, Ontario in 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'm from Taiwan. I prefer to say that I'm a life recorder rather than a photographer. I've used film formatting since I was 18. My photography themes are always inspired by my friends and movies."
Lili is a Junior at Palisades High in California with a love for all things boldly creative and expressive. She can always be found in a darkroom.
Takuya Rikitake is a 25 year 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
"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 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."
"I'm a Miami based photographer who mostly takes photos of concerts and friends. I am very much into the local music scene. I go to as many performances as I possibly can while balancing my art studies in college. When I'm not photographing a show, I photograph my friends portraits."
"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."
Schaefer Grant: Dental Work
"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 character. Hoping their work makes those who feel out of place or don’t belong to this world can be connected. 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. It allows for expression without speaking out loud. Not having to be tethered to words from any spoken language, erases boundaries of who it can reach.
Francisco is a photographer based in Las Vegas.
"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. I wanted people to be able to relate to it."
IG: @jillian__spaulding & @zine_times
Paula García Tapia
"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."
Violet is a photographer from Los Angeles. Images that are shown are formatted with either 35mm, 120 film or Polaroid.
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 Universe. He’s one of the photographers who ingeniously manipulates colors, framing, perspectives and contrasts.
"I'm a photographer and writer from Los Angeles. I currently drift between Berlin and LA, meeting and photographing musicians everywhere. This particular set of photographs is incredibly special as they were taken while showing around Kai Woolen-Lewis lead singer of Rope, language teacher and overall incalculably clever and talented guy. 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. The character is challenged to come to terms with the shame, trauma and guilt. It uses symbolism and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the raw emotions of those who go through similar events. The film 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. I 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. The film is really an important and sensitive topic to me. The making of Bloom has been the most insane process with many stories and crazy serendipitous experiences."