Photographers

  • Ambar Navarro
    Ambar Navarro
    Director/Photographer
  • Abigail Berger
    Abigail Berger
    Photographer
  • Brendon Burton
    Brendon Burton
    Director/Photographer
  • Claire Jantzen
    Claire Jantzen
    Director/Photographer
  • Laurence Philomène
    Laurence Philomène
    Director/Photographer
  • Felicia McGowan
    Felicia McGowan
    Director/Photographer
  • Ginger Port
    Ginger Port
    Director/Photographer
  • Hannah Caprara
    Hannah Caprara
    Photographer
  • Isobel Mosley
    Isobel Mosley
    Director/Photographer
  • Jesse Carlén
    Jesse Carlén
    Photographer
  • Joji Baratelli
    Joji Baratelli
    Director/Photographer
  • Krissy Saleh
    Krissy Saleh
    Photographer
  • Lauren Tepfer
    Lauren Tepfer
    Director/Photographer
  • Maris Jones
    Maris Jones
    Director/Photographer
  • Myles Loftin
    Myles Loftin
    Director/Photographer
  • Nirrimi Firebrace
    Nirrimi Firebrace
    Director/Photographer
  • Parker and Riley Halliday
    Parker and Riley Halliday
    Directors/Photographers
  • Savana Ogburn
    Savana Ogburn
    Photographer
  • Sita McVay
    Sita McVay
    Director/Photographer
  • Tajana Dedić-Starović
    Tajana Dedić-Starović
    Director/Photographer
  • Valentina Corral
    Valentina Corral
    Influencer
  • Valheria Rocha
    Valheria Rocha
    Director/Photographer
Ambar Navarro
Director/Photographer
Ambar Navarro is a Los Angeles based film director and animator originally from San Antonio, TX. She moved to attend the California Institute of the Arts and earned a B.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation.
Her filmmaking combines a colorful theatrical on-set feel mixed with miniatures, stop-motion, and incorporated with online tech. Her films have premiered on NPR and OUT and range from music video, documentary, to narrative. When she’s not directing or editing films, she can be seen photographing musicians for magazines included Nylon Japan, Bullett Magazine, Issue Magazine, Polyester, and IN Mag. She has shot Neon Indian, Kreayshawn, HANA, and more.
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Abigail Berger
Photographer
Brendon Burton
Director/Photographer

Brendon Burton, 18 years old is from Myrtle Creek, Oregon and has been photographing and shooting video for the past two years.   The teen’s hauntingly beautiful and stringily original images, which he posts on his Flickr page, are already attracting the attention of the art world.

Many of Burton’s portraits depict him in an eerie natural landscape — levitating off the ground with balloons covering his face, or sitting on a forest floor surrounded by floating pieces of paper — while some of his recent work has become increasingly conceptual.

“I am inspired by so many incredible photographers. I get my ideas from music, books — just everyday life. I like to tell stories and project emotion with my work, most of which are deeply personal subjects for me.”

Burton recently finished an internet project for Columbia Sportswear and is working on a spot for Subaru.

Hobbies:  

Camping with friends, making interesting videos and knitting (yes, I can knit you a hat). Hiking, rafting, exploring outside.

Favorite photographers:

Gregory Crewdson, Ryan McGinley, and Tim Walker.

What type of commercials do you want to direct:

Spots that have storytelling elements.  Spots that rely heavily on atmosphere sense of place. I’d love a chance to do work that is very surreal and has story based themes.

Favorite video games?

Bioshock and The Last of Us are my favorite video games.

What century/time period would you like to live in?

I would like to live in the early 1900s for the style, or the 1940s-1960s because of the art and cinema of that time period.

Favorite Directors:

Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze, Lance Accord, Fredrik Bond and Ramaa Mosley 😉

Press:

Huffington Post

PetaPixel

Get The Five

Art-Spire

My Modern Met

Claire Jantzen
Director/Photographer

Claire Jantzen, is a 15 year old filmmaker and photographer from Encinitas, California. She began her career  behind the camera at the age of 11, photographing and filming family, close friends, and places and things she found interesting.

Soon Claire discovered that she could tell meaningful stories with moving pictures, and began playing with different mediums of film making first using stop motion video to create gifts for her friends and family, and then combining her passion for film making and love of music to shoot music videos.  In commercials, she seeks to capture and share personal stories especially those about children and young adults.

Claire recently completed spots for Skype and Bic and is preparing to shoot her first web series for AdolescentTV network.  With social media as Claire’s vehicle, in particular Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, she has developed a robust following of fans who continue to encourage and inspire her to further her passion for film making.  She is a passionate storyteller and has her eye on directing movies.

Laurence Philomène
Director/Photographer
Felicia McGowan
Director/Photographer
Ginger Port
Director/Photographer
Hannah Caprara
Photographer
Isobel Mosley
Director/Photographer
Jesse Carlén
Photographer
Joji Baratelli
Director/Photographer
Krissy Saleh
Photographer

21 year old

Lauren Tepfer
Director/Photographer
Maris Jones
Director/Photographer
Myles Loftin
Director/Photographer
Nirrimi Firebrace
Director/Photographer

“I want to direct work that embodies what it is to be alive… stories that should be heard, beauty that can’t be missed. I want my films to wake people up and make them fall in love and inspire them to be good.”

Nirrimi was born in a town that was always summer on the east coast of Australia. She is a self taught photographer and filmmaker, who at age thirteen years old began photographing her little sister in her backyard. For the next two years she photographed her friends, family and the world around her, never without her camera. By sixteen she had run away from home, fallen in love, was signed to a photo agency and traveling the world shooting for major fashion brands.

At seventeen Nirrimi was hired to shoot a fashion campaign for Diesel in New York and a Billabong campaign in Europe. Still a teenager, Nirrimi has already had an enviable career shooting for fashion clients and magazines around the world, seeing her work on Billboards, covers of magazines, sides of buses and airports.

Asked about her astounding photography and film, Nirrimi says, “I believe in changing the industry image by image into something organic and real. giving a soul to a superficial industry. most of all i’m just passionately obsessed with capturing beautiful moments.”

Nirrimi is the 1st place recipient of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (National) – Photography, Youth Week (National) – Photography, People’s Choice Artists Wanted (International), Pedestrian Blogster Awards (National) and Nuffnang blogger awards (International). Nirrimi calls many continents home; she lives and travels with her partner Matt and their almost two year old daughter.

What are your hobbies?

Writing, documenting, being in the garden, adventuring, Mamahood, making healthy delicious food, working on projects and connecting with other people.

Who are your favorite photographers, artists or filmmakers?

I tend not to follow other artists or works. Not consciously and not because I think doing so is a bad idea, I’ve just always created better and more originally with a clear mind. I also like to spend the limited free time I have creating or being in the real world, versus online and watching. I love artists who create fearlessly, because their passion is bursting from them. Those who realize that art shouldn’t be created for validation or approval, who pour their soul shamelessly into their art.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done, or most defiant?

My life since leaving high school and my hometown for the big, bad world might seem crazy and defiant in the eyes of some. I don’t live to a structure, I follow my heart and I trust in the waves of life to carry me.

Have you ever gotten in trouble with the government?

For a brief time in high school I was in a gang. I was the blonde, blue-eyed, sweet-speaking one among several tough indigenous kids. They let me join them because they knew my Father was Aboriginal. I remember nights running from the police, sirens ablaze behind me, like I could feel them burning into my back. I never got in any real trouble though.

Press:

Artists Wanted

ABC.net

Bentrova.to

Parker and Riley Halliday
Directors/Photographers
Savana Ogburn
Photographer
Sita McVay
Director/Photographer

Sita McVay was born in 1998, the youngest of 7 children, in a small town in Arkansas. When she was ten years old, her older sister began taking photographs of her.  Sita became envious because she wanted to be the one taking photos. So she’d steal her sister’s camera and run off to take pictures of flowers and the sunset; shooting little videos of bugs and birds. “I absolutely fell in love with capturing images from then on. I was so intrigued by the way I could use my imagination and express emotion through an image.  And the whole idea of being able to create and capture so much beauty was amazing to me. That’s mostly what I try to focus on now while shooting and to just try to make something that’s raw and innocent and makes you really feel and think. That’s my main goal”.

By the time Sita was 11 years old, she was photographing everyday and had accumulated one of the largest Flickr followings.  Now, four years later Sita has developed a body of work that is considered to be one of the great seminol documentations of youth.  According to Courtney Eldridge of the Saccades Project “Honestly, I can’t think of an adult photographer who is half as capable of capturing the true heart of childhood, the mysteries outside an upstairs window, the shadows of older siblings, the cat-and-mouse games played with Mother Nature, herself, and the endless magic in a girl’s backyard. Her animals. Her bedroom. Her diary. Her daydreams. And the confessions a girl shares only with her handlebars.”

Sita Marie has been called a prodigy, and she is, we agree. She is a most extraordinary girl, truly. But if you know her and her photography, really, she’s just Sita, “at the beginning of my journey, quirky and ambitious, in love with beauty and the act of creation, trying my best to work and learn as much as I can, terribly excited and looking forward to whatever happens in my future.”

What inspires you, in general?

Music, above all. A lot of Bon Iver, and Iron and Wine, Michael Jackson, my mother, lovely things, like nature and such. I like going on long bike rides down dirt roads and just thinking about things. It always inspires me to take more photos and write and things like that.

Do you prefer taking pictures of yourself or others?

Both. I enjoy taking photos of myself because if I have an image in my head, or a feeling I want to express through the photo, it’s a lot quicker to get out by taking them of myself. But I definitely find it easier to take them of others, because you can try different angles and such without needing to go move the tripod every couple shots.

How do you balance work and school?

A big part of who I am comes from that I was raised being homeschooled and still have never stepped foot in a classroom, which I think has been one of the best decisions made for me. It’s given me the opportunity to really learn and be educated about things that fascinate me, figure out what my style is, made me learn to be more independent which I think is very important and even more importantly; helped me discover and truly love art more than anything.

Favorite photographers:

Eleanor Hardwicke, Mike Bailey Gates, Alexis Mire, Laurence, Nikki DeCarlo and Elena Marshall

Young photographers who most inspire you now?

Haha, I’m inspired by any photographer younger than me.

Artist’s playlist:

Bon Iver, Neon Indian, Iron & Wine, Cloud Cult, Bob Marley, The Postal Service, Jack Johnson, Feist, Tom Felton, Regina Spektor, Coconut Records, Trevor Hall, The Beatles, Iron & Wine

What do you hope others will see, if anything? Their experience of your photography?

I just want to inspire people. When they tell me I do, I’m beyond happy.

Press:

Saccades Project

Robin Messyhead

Tajana Dedić-Starović
Director/Photographer
Valentina Corral
Influencer
Valheria Rocha
Director/Photographer

22 year old