Petra Collins || @petrafcollins
New York-based photographer, director, model, and artist Petra Collins started shooting in her early teens. A knee injury halted the Canadian-native’s ballet aspirations, and family issues resulted in her failing her senior year of high school. During this time, Collins developed a passion for creating dreamlike, overtly feminine visuals, which today are lauded by the industry. She has worked with Vogue, Dazed, Gucci, Chanel, and Adidas, among many others, and has photographed celebrities including Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Bella Hadid. Her work has been displayed in the Tate Modern, and she’s also staged performance works at MoMA.
David Brandon Geeting || @davidbrandongeeting
David Brandon Geeting is a New York based photographer who delights in using unforgiving light to bring out compelling details in his subjects, which range from the mundane to the unusual. After studying at New York’s School of Visual Arts, Geeting began shooting anything and everything around him. In his work, common objects take on a new guise when re-photographed, re-assembled, or juxtaposed together in colourful, unexpected and humorous combinations.
Arielle Bobb-Willis || @relbw
Born and raised in New York, with pit stops in South Carolina and New Orleans, Arielle Bobb-Willis is a young photographer working within her own realm. If rich colour, bold angles and playful form could manifest from our minds into something human, her works would be just it. Bobb-Willis’ subjects, styled in bright, polychromatic thrifted garments, pose against brilliant urban and rural backdrops. They are in physically challenging positions, but their bodies seem to be at ease, often appearing strangely elegant.
Grace Ahlbom || @sk8rmom420
The subjects of Grace Ahlbom’s minimalist portraits are often fresh-faced teenagers with battle scars from skateboarding. Raised just outside San Francisco, the photographer and multidisciplinary artist cut her teeth with photographer Ryan McGinley, and has since shot muses-turned-friends such as actor Jack Kilmer, Lukas Ionesco, and fellow artist Julian Klincewicz, as well as experimented with sculptural works for a show at The Still House Group in Red Hook.
Nadine Ijewere || @nadineijewere
It wasn’t until she studied photography at London College of Fashion that Nadine Ijewere began to pick up on some of its more unsettling undertones, particularly the stereotypes used in the portrayal of non-Western cultures. The Misrepresentation of Representation, an early project that she completed at university reflected on Orientalism and how it came to rigidly define certain cultures. Working between London and New York, in her more recent outputs, lights, wires and studio equipment frame the subjects, while friends from a variety of backgrounds pose against thoughtfully designed sets.
Glen Luchford || @_glen_luchford
British fashion photographer Glen Luchford launched his professional career when he moved from London to New York, where he signed with Art and Commerce aged 24. Since then, the Brooklyn-based artist has worked with numerous influential fashion brands such as Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and more. His cinematic images have featured in magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, LOVE and Vanity Fair. The Brighton-born photographer previously collaborated with artist Jenny Saville, exhibiting their output at London’s ICA. His photography has also been displayed at MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Ethan James Green || @ethanjamesgreen
Ex-Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs model Ethan James Green focuses on photographing nonconformists, casting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender subjects straight from the streets of New York City and Instagram. The fashion photographer, known for his monochromatic images, moved to New York in 2008, where David Armstrong began to mentor him after meeting him at a shoot. Green’s work, which explores sexuality, and challenges cultural constructs of identity, has since been featured in Purple, Re-Edition, and i-D, among other titles.
Tyler Mitchell || @tylersphotos
Tyler Mitchell’s first subjects were skateboarders in Atlanta, where he was born and raised. Mitchell has since shot for brands including Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Converse, Nike, and Ray Ban. In September 2017, Mitchell graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of Art with a degree in Film and Television. Prior to this, he ventured to Cuba for six weeks in 2015 as part of a documentary photography programme. Upon his return, he self-published his first photography book, El Paquete, composed of the colour-saturated images he captured of the island’s skateboard scene.
Emma Summerton || @emmasummerton
Australian-native Emma Summerton works between New York and London. Summerton graduated from the National Art School in Sydney, where she studied Fine Arts, and later worked as a photographic assistant. In 1998, Summerton moved to London, where she worked for, and collaborated with, Fiona Banner, resulting in some of her images being included in Banner’s first book. Since then, Summerton’s bold, colourful fashion images have been featured in popular editorials such as Italian, British, German, Australian, American, and Japanese Vogue, Dazed, and Nylon.
Theo Wenner || @theo123456
Theo Wenner, son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, has been making a name for himself since 2008, when he shot Robert Pattinson for the publication, the first major job for the then-22-year-old Bard undergraduate studying photography. Since then, Wenner has photographed a trove of eminent figures such as Jennifer Lawrence and Lana Del Rey, working with magazines including Purple, W and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as brands such as Chloé and Sies Marjan.
Feature image via Ethan James Green