"Inspiration comes from all over. The people I'm shooting can inspire certain design choices, music I'm listening to can inspire a certain look, even the weather can inspire me. I also like collaborating with other photographers to discover new ways to think and create." - Derek Julian
Perspective is everything. Derek Julian is an up-and-coming talent, poised to take the photography world by storm. His refined vision and unique use of color work together to create a world full of depth, awe and wonder.
Beauty exists in the eye of the beholder. It is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Michael Vogue's body of work proports an intimate expression of beauty in all it's forms. His avant garde vision is both sensually shocking and emotionally delicate.
Stunning. Raw. Nuanced. They say a picture captures a thousand words. That every person has a story to tell. These faces exemplify tremendous personal narratives, fully of depth, triumph and enlightenment.
High fashion and urban aesthetics often exist only in a mutually exclusive capacity; to infuse these two entities is to defy the artistic parameters that so hinder the creative liberties of the zeitgeist. We have merged the luxurious with the dilapidated to challenge the segregation of these concepts and broaden the scope of poetic ingenuity.
The word love is said a lot, but do those who say it actually mean it? When we’re young, the word love is often used to describe a favorite thing. As we get older, the word love takes on more meaning. Love becomes directed toward other people rather than things. We’ve loved family members, of course, but as we mature, love becomes romantic. But we must first deal with the complication of lust.
Imagine the greatest battle of your life. Imagine having to overcome your greatest obstacles and fears. Addiction is just that. For many addicts, the depth and despair of their disease can be limitless. The fortunate few who do recover are some of the strongest individuals alive. Addiction is dark, engrossing and consuming. It's a deeply rooted demon, whose hunger can never be satiated. In active addition, nothing is more powerful than the craving to use. In recovery, nothing is more powerful than the desire to live. Recovery is filled with hope, gratitude and grace. I am nearly two years sober and my purpose in life has never been greater. We do recover!