Sometimes (most of the time) Instagram can be an endless cycle of the same content posted over and over by the mass replicas of Instagram ‘influencers’, which is completely fine. However when you’re on your morning commute or scrolling through your feed late at night, it’s probably healthy to sprinkle in some beautiful and emotive works of art in there amongst the salads and coffees. You know, just so you don’t throw your phone against a wall after seeing the same selfie for the tenth time.
That’s why we have decided to put together a list of young and incredibly talented photographers who deserve some more recognition. From photographers who document the world in which the find themselves in, editorial photographers for inspiration, to portraiture photographers who tell a story through the lens.
1. RYKER ALLEN, PHOTO EDITOR OF HELLO MR.
New York-based non-binary photographer Ryker Allen is known for his ethereal portraiture work, using his lens to reveal Americana tales of love, innocence, and heartbreak. Ryker has already done some impressive photography gigs, shooting for the likes of Interview, W, OUT and Nylon. Along with his new book, Cherry Blossom, debuting this year.
GEORGIE FENNY, STUDENT @ LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION.
Yorkshire born and London based, Georgie Fenny is entering her second year at London College of Fashion studying Fashion Photography. She is a portrait and fashion photographer, working mainly in digital and analogue format. Whilst only being in her second year of university, she offers up a ‘in-the-moment’ visual documentation of youth culture that surrounds her. Whilst maintaining these personal snapshots, Georgie will digress into the artistic scene with otherworldly editorials that blur the lines between art and fashion.
BLUE LAYBOURNE, GRADUATE @ WESTMINSTER UNIVERSITY.
Blue Laybourne is a London-based photographer and videographer. Blue’s street photography captures the places and people of where he finds himself, and aims to capture moments in time and document history. Whilst also capturing the cultural diversity in London and hoping to promote this positive attribute to Brexit voters. Having worked with Adidas and High Snobiety, Blue’s work offers a very real and honest view of life.
SHANE VINCENT, PHOTOGRAPHER.
Shane Vincent is a self-taught photographer based in North London. His photos capture London outside of its usual photographic domain. He describes himself as a visual obsessive, a photographer trying to visually define the city he was brought up in.
DAMIEN HART, PHOTOGRAPHER.
Damien Hart is a graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Damien captures a side of London in which everyone can relate to and understand.
CATHERINE SCRIVENER, PHOTOGRAPHER.
Catherine Scrivener is inspired by visual diaries and zines. Her work shoots her personal life has been featured in the new art project Stitch, which aims to exhibit young, up-and-coming artists, and was also in a group show at London’s Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery. Catherine’s visuals often telling a story of the hedonism of partiers – the night itself, the moments in between when you’re walking home on the empty streets, to the aftermath of the recklessness.
JAKE MILLERS, PHOTOGRAPHER.