A social activist using photography as a means of communication, Devin is a Baltimore, Maryland native with a passion for photography. When Freddie Gray’s death prompted protests, Devin went about his usual business and began documenting his reality.
He Instagrammed the above image in the midst of the busy day, it went viral, and eventually appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine. Peep Devin’s Instagram for images he’s captured of individuals, protests, and the children of Baltimore that he’s teaching photography to.
All Images below are from Devin's Instagram.
Ella Mai Weiscamp and Aris Jerome
Best known for being in front of the camera, Ella Mai Weiscamp is a Model and Photographer based in Los Angeles. She’s dating another one of my favorite photographers, Aris Jerome, who’s known for snapping portraits of celebrities (Rick Ross, Zendaya, Selena Gomez, etc). Ella is Aris' muse- The duo’s pictures of one another are intimate and showcase the intricacies of their beings. While Ella doesn't post many images of Aris, she does capture envy-worthy selfies and raw images of beautiful women. There’s something unique about a couple photographing each other- it’s as if we’re being let into their inner world. Peep Ella's photograpy Instagram page HERE & Aris' page HERE.
All images below are from Ella's photography Instagram.
All images below are from Aris' Instagram.
Brad Elterman’s been in the photography game for quite some time, and has captured moments in many rockstars lives including Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Michael Jackson; and more recently, Tyler The Creator, Mod Sun, and a plethora of beautiful blonde models. He’s captured generations of dope individuals and pop-culture icons on film- even his recent shots look like they’re a blast from the past. He captures larger-than-life celebrities in their normal routines, at parties, lounging poolside, and licking the faces of their lovers. The subjects always look at home with him, comfortable in their own skin, as if he’s capturing their true essence. Check out his site HERE.
All images below are from Brad's website.
Raven B. Varona, known to her followers as simply “Ravie B.” photographs Hip Hop concerts and snaps lifestyle shots. Best known for her candid images, Ravie captures moments and allows them to live on forever. Having photographed a multitude of artists including Future, Big Sean, Kendrick, Drake, and LOTS more, she not only shows us what the audience sees, but with access to the backstage area, she gives us a peek into what happens when the artists aren’t performing. Check out Ravie's Instagram to see her work.
All images below are from Ravie's website.
Simple and aesthetically pleasing, you can tell Jabari Jacobs photography by its clean, no frills style. Whether he’s shooting individuals in front of colorful walls with inflatable pool floaties, capturing them in the desert, or shooting with a flash in the dark, Jabari’s photography is consistently dope and crisp. He’s forever capturing images of beautiful people- mainly models and musicians. Treat yourself to some eye candy and take a peek at Jabari's Website and Instagram.
All images below are from Jabari's website.
I stumbled across a few images of Tyler The Creator the other day and immediately freaked my freak. Yeah, I like Tyler, but that’s not why I got excited. The image colors were dull yet vibrant, grainy yet captured him so well. I took to twitter to figure out who could’ve created such magic. The answer? Julian Berman. He’s also photographed OG Maco, Waka Flocka, and his repertoire includes images showcasing bruises, skaters, performers, and even dogs.
All images below are from Julian's Tumblr.
Sara is the only one of the shooters on my "Favorite Photographers" list that I've actually met. She's a chill individual with an eye for the unusual. Her clients very clearly feel comfortable around her, which results in intimate looks, striking images, and a sense of fun captured in her snaps. Sara lives in Portland, Oregon, photographs models for agencies, and shoots fashion photography. While she could just deliver simple images of models in clothes, Sara chooses to create a mood, a vibe, and captures it for us to see. She's got an ability to get the models to come to life, to create emotional movement in photos, and she highlights the personalities of the models themselves.
All images below are from Sarah's Instagram.