With legions of artists claiming to master their craft for “themselves” – all while making sure that someone hears them say it – David Rivera actually manages to keep his head hidden under his work and behind his lens. Aiming to perfect his craft, from photography to visual communications, to designing. Mixing all mediums have played out to how his eye is focused, and here’s a glimpse of that result.
A fashion photographer hopping between California and Tokyo. He has been featured in publications like YOHO!GIRL CHINA, SUSY Q DANZA SPAIN, VOGUE ITALIA, JUST MAGAZINE, MODISCH MAG, CONTENT MODE, LODESTARS MAGAZINE UK, THE ATLAS MAGAZINE, 33 MAG, VOLITION MAGAZINE, THE FORUMIST SWEDEN, CAKE MAGAZINE, THIS BITCH MAGAZINE, KINGS WITHOUT CROWNS, BOBCUT MAG, THE EDITORIALQC, JAPAN-TRAVEL, TOKYO JOURNAL
Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Film.
Her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Appropriating architectural vocabulary, Velicescu disrupts everyday topography via careful composition to develop an elegant and humorous narrative to tell the story of place.
Velicescu's award winning series, “On The Periphery,” has been shown in galleries internationally and is now available as a hardcover book, published by Aint-Bad.
Sydney Krantz grew up in northern new jersey and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She graduated Massachusetts college of art + design with a BFA in photography and has an extensive background in both film and digital photography. She is interested in the concept of "reality", altering those states, and how the perception of the world varies from species to species. her work is conceptual, often using color to abstract the scene, bringing the viewer into a different realm and space.
Native to Tijuana, Mexico, Ulysses is a Los Angeles based artist and engineer. His work is one concerned with placing great emphasis on the formal elements such as lines, color, composition, and texture, conceptually bringing them to the foreground while intersecting them with notions of kitsch art and humor. His most recent body of work was part of the latest installment of 35x35: Dual Vision - an annual group exhibition held at the Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles featuring works by 35 LA-based Mexican and Mexican American artists who are under the age of 35.
Elena Kulikova immersed herself in a world of commercial photography as a model in San Francisco in 2005. High fashion and an international lifestyle (living and working in Vancouver, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, and Hawaii) shaped her photographic style to become vibrant, dynamic, and conceptual.
Clients include Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Wired Magazine, Hi-Fructose, Swarovski, Dolls Kill, Fab, Conde Nast Traveller, Marie Claire, Allure, L’Officiel, Virgin Airlines, Samsung, Lomography, Yahoo, NY Times, Laqa&Co, Vanya Spirit, Society6, Interscope Records and many musicians. Her fine art photography has been sold at the world-famous boutique Colette Paris, Urban Outfitters Apartment Print Shop, and art galleries.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Giann is a 24 year old freelance photographer, living in Los Angeles. She first picked up a camera when she joined the yearbook team in high school, and never looked back. She creates stories through her images, while capturing the beauty of life! Through the years she's been able to expand her knowledge from shooting artistic imagery to commercial work to weddings. Her passion is for surrealism and conceptual art. Creating images that express her emotions or the emotions of others truly makes her feel alive.
Jan Lashly is a Southern California based photographer who is currently working, living, and making poor life choices in Los Angeles. All photos are in loving memory of Tim Butcher. Tim Butcher forever.
Raised in the small mountainside town of Paradise in Northern California Olivia is an Artist, Filmmaker, Creative Director and Designer based in Los Angeles.
She specializes in magical dream-like imagery through the media of photography, film & paint. Olivia creates otherworldly photos, prints, films, and live visuals working across the realms of art, design, fashion and music. She is known for her bold use of color and unique photographic and editing techniques she developed. She has created album artwork, music videos, visual projections, concert posters, video art and branded content for her clients. Olivia’s inspiration comes from her love of the countercultures of the 1960’s/1970’s, being in nature and traveling.
She honed her aesthetic and skills while living in London studying Creative Direction at the world famous University of the Arts, London. She also has a background in fashion with a degree in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach. She has exhibited & sold her work at museums & galleries in the UK (including the Royal Academy of Arts), Europe and USA as well as toured with bands as their live visual projection artist around the world.
In 2015 Olivia moved back to California and settled in Los Angeles. She joined forces with her designer mother and started a handmade, eco-friendly fashion and home decor line featuring her art as the prints. She continues to create art daily inspired by her native state of California and travels.
Sara Swaty is a Los Angeles based people and portrait photographer with a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work explores identity, gender, and race. At the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2015, Sara was awarded the Reuters Mentorship Award. Featured by CNN, The Advocate, and World Photography Organization, other accolades include the Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship shortlist. Sara’s work has exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, and Saint Louis and is a part of Leslie Lohman Museum's permanent collection.
Carlin is a photographer and visual journalist based in Los Angeles. Creating images that capture a unique side of one’s personality is a passion of his. His photos are greatly inspired by photojournalism and the beauty of natural lighting. He loves shooting both film and digital, as each has their own purpose.