Discovering wildly talented individuals is one of the joys of our profession, and this year we flipped when we saw the work of Boston native and Brooklyn, New York based photographer Itaysha Jordan.
You've read our previous post on Jordan where we extolled her creativity, skill and eye for great imagery. If you haven't, you can read it by clicking the link below.
Several weeks ago we spoke to Itaysha by phone in order to discover her thought process behind her work for clients like Arise and Essence magazines and with celebrities like Cassie and Vanessa Simmons. What we learned confirmed what we thought: she is a genius behind the lens.
Jordan is someone you should aware of because she makes iconic images that last over time. Several decades from now you will remember this twenty-something photographer who made you stop in your tracks.
This is witnessed in her work with Arise and with Somalian model Fatima whose dreamlike beauty was captured in an almost surrealist fashion for not one, but two publications this year.
Fatima's image is above. A portrait of the photographer may be found on page two.