Maxwell Granger is a young photographer in London who created the following set of images by arriving pretty much unannounced at his friends’ houses and telling them he was going to take photos. This allows for some interesting insights into just how young people are living in London right now. Cramped spaces, typified by small rooms and possessions all over the place (most people in these images are probably living in house shares) show how people are getting by in London, before they’re really making it.
We love the honesty and realness in these photos. And if you love being a little bit nosey like we do, pictures like these are just perfect!
Check out more of Granger’s work on his website here.
Hailun Ma is a Chinese photographer from Xinjiang, who now divides her time between New York and Shanghai. After studying fashion photography in New York, she was inspired to return to the place where she grew up to document the fashion and style of the local people – Uyghurs. The Uyghur are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia.
When you see their incredible use of colour and flamboyant dress sense, you’ll see exactly why taking photographs of them is something Hailun Ma just couldn’t turn down.
Take a look at more of Hailun Ma’s photography on her website here.
We love this! Emily Stein, a British photographer, has spent time photographing a Japanese woman named Akemi who moved to England but still maintains a connection to her life in Japan. She shows this through her incredible collection of kimonos.
Fittingly, this project is called Akemi’s 100 Kimonos. These meaningful portraits are such a celebration of culture, life and fashion – showing the power of photography! We had to share them.
You can see more of Stein’s work here.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham is a British photojournalist. This selection of work titled, Rituals of Resistance (Congo on the Brink), documents the Catholic church in Congo, which has become a symbol of peaceful political resistance. In an unstable political environment over the past years, the church has become a refuge for people as they seek to resist the current political strife and find some peace. We love how this work serves not only as a marker of a space we may not always be be able to access, but also as a political statement.
Have a look at more of Hugh Kinsella Cunningham’s work on his site here.
This set of photographs by Snezhana von Büdingen is called Meeting Sofie. In it, she chronicles the life and family of a young woman with down syndrome, the aforementioned Sofie. She lives on a farm in a deeply rural part of Germany where her father, an antiques dealer, stores a lot of his antiques. This makes for some incredible scenes as von Büdingen is able to find incredible props and objects to put into her photographs, which are all already there – not added to try and find a narrative which doesn’t really exist. And while there is no grand narrative in these images, the connections between family members and the space in which they live provide meaning of their own.
Such beautiful work!
Check out more of von Büdingen’s photography on her website here.
Max Miechowski is a young photographer from Lincoln in the UK, who now lives in London, plying his trade and taking some beautiful portraits.
We love these perfectly considered portraits of real people, capturing their personalities with just one image. And let’s not forget the incredible use of light in these images. We can’t wait to see what Miechowski will get up to next!
Check out more of his work below.
Alessandro Merlo is an Italian photographer living and working in London. We love his style, which brings together ‘queer’ identities, fashion photography and portraiture in a very unique way.
You can check out more of his work on his site over here.