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YOUTH 06

Welcome to YOUTH 06

In a world where everyone has a whopper camera in their pocket all the time AND their own online gallery space with an audience of hundreds, thousands or maybe even millions, what it means to be a successful photographer, and how you gain recognition has changed dramatically. In this issue of YOUTH, we chat with some shit hot snappers from around the world and find out why they stand out from the rest.

Chinese photographer Hailun Ma fuses Western and Eastern beauty ideals in stunning Renaissance-style portraits. Thinkhouse Art Director/Photographer Kevin Goss-Ross uses storytelling and artificial lighting to create standout work in Ireland and South Africa. Chicago native Elise Swopes cut her teeth shooting and editing on her iPhone before being recruited for big brands like Adidas.

Ireland’s rising star in the photography world Andrew Nuding looks at people’s inner workings and secret longings that leave a lasting impact, while Leeroy Jason uses photography to ‘instill pride and a new perspective’ to the subjects he captures in an attempt to give back to the community in his native South Africa. Finally, Italian Margherita Loba Amadio challenges censorship while depicting the human body in a romantic and sculptural way.

Get ready to be inspired. Welcome to the photography issue of YOUTH.

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KEVIN GOSS-ROSS - WORDS AND PICTURES
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