CANDY COATED // MONOCHROMATIC
SEPT. 8, 2018
CANDY COATED // MONOCHROMATIC
SEPT. 8, 2018
Array is a collective book of local photographers. For each issue, eleven contributors are given one word as the theme. With a combination of eleven different interpretations of those two themes, Array hopes to explore the relationship between subjects and the act of photography.
Array is funded through book sales of past issues, and crowd sourcing/design service trades by Rachel Bagan of Play Grnd. The publication aims to eventually be fully self supporting through book sales, making it a true publication in which artists support other artists.
Array is organized and designed by Play Grnd, a firm established by Rachel Bagan and U. Alexander Lopez. Producing the book in house, from the selection of photographers to supervising its printing process, we look forward to seeing where Array takes our team and its contributors in the future.
// SHANE REINER ROTH
"Photography is flat, and its depth is potentially endless."
- Shane Reiner Roth
Bringing a different version of 'creative' into the world of arts. Turning what's socially constructed as ugly into something visually appealing for social acceptance.
Multi-talented artist Designing music videos and film sets. Producing + Directing Art, Social events. As well as, photographing stills for own Art Direction.
// MODEL PICTURED: Ashleigh Rebecca
I’ve been shooting film photography for about 2 years now. Being heavily influenced by skateboarding, hip-hop, and graffiti culture, I slowly made my way of learning and creating my own style of photos. I mostly enjoy Street Photography because you just never know what you might capture when roaming around the city of Los Angeles. Some of my favorite photographers are Boogie, Chi Modu, Atiba Jefferson, Ed Templeton, and Greg Hunt, just to name a few.
I grew up in Milwaukee, WI, but was born in Chicago, IL. I started my photography journey a year ago while I was going to school in Chicago. After school, I then moved out to Los Angeles, where I currently reside with my fiancée and have been pursuing freelance photography.
// WEBSITE: https://www.theseoulfocus.com/
Los Angeles based photographer S.Elle Quintana grew up in The Suburbs of Los Angeles, finding inspiration in the romantic drives through Laurel Canyon to and her favorite book store, Book Soup, an LA institution where she would find the hallucinatory writings of Aldous Huxley and the foundational philosophies of Roland Barthes. These books were the basis of her constant pursuit of an image that bordered reality and fantasy. She is always carrying a 35mm in hand, looking for the magic of the everyday.
// MODEL PICTURED: Marquette Fullow
September Dawn Bottoms is a Documentary Photographer based in Los Angeles. She works on long-form storytelling, often spending months a time on stories, creating a blend of documentary photography and fine art.
// MODEL PICTURED: Myla
I'm an artist and life is my canvas. Creating content is what I love to do! Whether it be photography, film-making, or designing, any field of work that will allow me to express who I am creatively is where I can be found. My goal is to bring the images that are in my mind to life, and to also collaborate with fellow artists, activists, & businesses to create content that uplifts, inspires, and encourages people to follow their passion and to live their best life.
// MODEL PICTURED: Carina Oralias
Dan Battista is a 25 yr old photographer based out of Los Angeles. He founded Trash Studios 2 years ago as an editorial & fashion photography studio specializing in creative direction for brands artists and various magazines. His work could be described as Conceptual Pop Art Photography.
// MODEL PICTURED: Deyona Iris
Diane Villadsen is a portrait and concept photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With dream-like tones and a cinematic perspective, her images focus on color, space, and empowered femininity. She is also passionate about teaching and inspiring others through photography and enjoys connecting with other artists.
// MODEL PICTURED: Miki Hamano
I have always been a music lover/maker as far as I remember, but in 2017, I picked up a camera out of curiosity and started taking pictures. I fell in love with it immediately and it's been my passion for over a year now. I like photography because it gives me opportunities to meet new people, explore diferent places, also channel my creativity through images when I do conceptual portraits.
// MODEL PICTURED: Alisa Ras
// WEBSITE: ryujimorita.com