Black Widow

Dalong Yang’s “Black Widow” shows a woman at her darkest – not devouring the male but contemplating her own self. This series analyses the possible luxuries of womanhood alongside the grim underbelly of female existence. Regardless of how evil we may ever be to one another, the person we’re worst to is always ourselves. Photographer:...

Orla

I began casting influencers and ambassadors for shoots instead of models as I became bored of the model packages I was receiving. I feel that a lot of imagery within the fashion industry is representative of many talented creative individuals – photographers, stylists, makeup artists and so on. However, somewhere along the way we forgot...

Intimacy

Romance is always something I’ve been interested in when making photographs. Intimacy is something that continues to be a theme in the work I’m making. These photographs are very personal, soft, and intimate. Capturing people in a vulnerable way is also something I lean towards in my work. So even though the viewer might not...

Mandy Stoller’s Hollyweird Premiere

Mandy Stoller’s  3 minute documentary Hollyweird on Los Angeles photographer Danin Jacquay follows the contrasts and comparisons between being ultimate glamour and completely gross. Can we be sexy while being revolting? Does joining the two become sexual or repulsive – or something entirely inbetween? This documentary premieres exclusively on Polyester as a celebration of all things weird...

Materials

Using found objects, clothing, and makeup, I transform my own body into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. It can be hard to find examples of women using makeup and fashion to take control of their image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive and I seek to fill...

Photos From Grandma

My work has stemmed from a deep love for treasure hunting, estate sales, lost memories, and old things. In a sense with my work, I hope to cherish the past and preserve memories whether they are my own or from a strangers. Photos have a great tangible quality about them, but what happens when the...

Fela Kutis Queens

This is a celebration of African Beauty, Nigerian Beauty; This is a recreation of Fela Kutis Dancers/Wives.   Styling/Makeup/Photography: Oma Benjamin Photo Assistant: Olivia Ema Models: Vanessa Ohenlen, Chizii, Charisse Chikwiri, Yasmina Atta, Fave Jay, Kemah Bob

Analogue Women

Analogue Women explores the ways women perceive themselves and their femininity in relation to the external perception. I’m working with young women, mainly students, stretching the limits of their confidence by putting them in front of a camera, engaging in a positively challenging process of self-discovery. Photography: Penelope Lisi Models:  Isabella, Francesca, Louiza and Chenda.  

Rainbow Motel

  This is the story of a girl waiting in her motel room for hours on end. She’s both content and anxious as she entertains herself. The night is young. Ambient glow from motel parking lot lights shine through the curtains. Is she waiting on a lover? Friends? A blue glow from a cell phone illuminates...

Chosen Family

This photo story is based off of the idea of “chosen family” and unity, or acceptance within a group. Through these images, I wanted to convey the value of spreading love and acceptance during this period of hatred and non-inclusivity that the US has been facing in its current state. Within my concept, I wanted...

Chang

Chang stands and fights for the visibility of the Asian community within the art world. He is an fine art student who creates work based on his experience within the gay community. He highlights his experience as a person of colour within the white gay community, which from his experience has been all bout masculinity...

Blend

Multimedia artist Christina Poku and Documentary Photographer Yagazie Emezi came together to carry out an inter-continental experimental shoot. Combining Yagazie’s gritty and unpolished approach to her subjects and Christina’s ingenuity and eye for design, the result is a blend of both artists’ techniques. The shoot explored the intricacies of pattern, color and light. The shoot...