Hailing from almost all corners of the globe; these five photographers are capturing everything from the streets of Singapore to the folks of Virginia. They’re artists you should definitely check out and they’re all here in the one place. Find out what inspires them and where you can find them.
Amber Maree | Byron Bay/Melbourne, Australia
“I just love the freedom photography lets you have, and how everyone has a different view and expression of what they see through their lense. I think my work is a great representation of the beauty that I see.”
Her work can be found at @embermaree and @embermareephotography
Eva Abeling | Spain
“Sundays are nightmares of boredom and dreams of fantasy.
The nude photographs of women in my world observe the sensibility and vulnerability through stillness. Stillness that can provoke loneliness or magic depending on the mental state, since clear beauty that can rapidly transform into undefined terror.
The intention of this project is to tempt and provoke imagination. By engaging fantasy, the choice of subject matter- the unconscious- gives a sense of melancholy, vulnerability and relief from unpleasant realities.”
Her work can be found at www.evaabe.com as well as @eva_abe and viewed at a gallery in Barcelona May 12th – 14th
Tam Lee | Texas/Singapore
“In the past my photos were nice, but that’s because I was lucky enough to be in beautiful places—any idiot with a camera could have taken the same shots I did. I wasn’t a photographer.
Now, I’m trying to add some kind of value to my photos by concentrating on the everyday beauty that is often overlooked, on the small things and the spaces in between that are too ordinary to most to deem any attention. I want to hero those things and get people to take a second glance.”
Her work can be found on instagram @tam_le
Naomi Blakeborough | United Kingdom
“I hope to create a positive space for girls, where their experiences and sexuality are given the worth that they deserve. It’s a space where being a cheerleader doesn’t make you a slut in every movie and where playing football doesn’t necessarily make you a tomboy.
I struggled through school frightened of my sexuality because I saw it as dangerous, no one was talking about it, so when things went wrong and I had experiences with online grooming I was too ashamed to tell anyone because I believed it was my fault. I want girls to talk to each other about their experiences, because I know that if I’d have spoken to someone about it the first time, it probably wouldn’t have happened again. We need to re-evaluate the way we deal with girls’ sexual experiences, by ignoring them or not validating them we’re making them vulnerable.”
Her work can be found at www.naomiblakeborough.com and @n_a_y__n_a_y
Marissa Alper | Virginia, USA
“My current work explores my experience bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood. While exploring this, I touch on different aspects of my personal life and my relationships with those around me. I seek to capture the seeming contradictions between youth: the energy and mystery of new, ephemeral relationships, coupled with the lethargy of adolescence and the devotion we all, young and old alike, desire.”
Her work can be found at www.marissaalper.com and @marissaalper