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Natalie Grace is a fashion and lifestyle photographer based in New York. Besides studying Photography & Related Media at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she enjoys creating collages, spending time outside, coffee shops, and everything ‘girl-power’.
“When I was flipping through magazines, these skincare ads inspired me. There is a motif of circles that draw your eye from head to head, and a color scheme of silver and red – giving the image a nice aesthetic. I imagine this in a white frame in someone’s bathroom.”
“I decided to step out of my comfort zone when I was planning this photoshoot. My usual style is sort of urban and street style, so I wanted to create a hazy, nostalgic aesthetic. I used a plastic bag over the lens to create the hazy look, and shot these photos of Sarah enjoying the sun in Washington Square Park.”
“I created this collage while I was taking an environmental science course. I used black and white nostalgic photos, nature, technology, architecture, and some text to get the point across. I believe the facial expressions and text draw the viewer in to understand the meaning of the work.”
“Finding locations to shoot in New York comes naturally to me, however it can be more difficult when I come home to the suburbs. After driving past this beautiful house on Orchard Street I decided to style and photograph my sister. My goal was to create a dreamy, yet high fashion image.”
“The bold, powerful images of this woman inspired me to create a theme of New York City fashion and nightlife. I then added some moody cut outs of neon lights and bright colors. To fill the white negative space, I drew in doodles of stars, circles, squiggles, and words. This piece has a very “in your face” composition, just like NYC.”
“These images could not have been shot without the amazing clothing designer, Miranda Hanson, and model Emily Burgher. We walked around Chelsea until we found the perfect location. I love how the edgy aesthetics and the contrasting colors make these powerful images.”
“This image is inspired by the very popular cherub trend in fashion. I photographed Leah in the studio, leaning on reflective plexiglass, surrounded by flowers, with glossy makeup. I chose a complementary color scheme of yellow and blue to make the image stand out.”