Abdias produces exquisite prints using techniques reminiscent of Victorian-era cyanotypes, paper cutouts, and collage photos with subjects focusing on botany, natural histories, and mythology.
Molly Purcell spent her childhood in the forests of upstate New York, traveled to New Zealand, Australia, and Germany before settling in Los Angels where she currently lives and works.
Her style is rooted in wonder lust and whimsy. Searching for the parts of nature that call out to the human experience, the artist seeks to illustrate the space between what is real and what is imagined. Her style of work is influenced by vintage illustration, folk art, mythology, and children’s illustration; creating work that is at once, bright, youthful, and strange.
Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry co-founded Paper-Cut-Project in 2009 a collaboration based on the transformation of simple sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes. The Atlanta-based duo forged a unique linkage of fine art and fashion that has garnered commissions by several of the world’s top fashion houses and galleries including, Hermès, Cartier, Kate Spade and Valentino. At home on the theatre of runway, in site-specific installations and editorial, the paper sculptures work across many disciplines, including their recent collaboration with the Victoria & Albert museum, a 16-piece collection of paper wigs for their "Hollywood Costume" exhibit. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Selvedge, Numero, and Italian Vogue.
Nancy Pastor, an award-winning photojournalist, was a staff photographer for The Washington Times, in Washington D.C., for six years, before moving to Los Angeles to launch her freelance career. Nancy has received many accolades for her work. In Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Nancy received a judge's special recognition in the Community Awareness Award for her work on “Jasmine’s World” and “Tobacco Road”. While a member of the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA), Nancy received a grant for her work on “Tobacco Road”, as well as several individual awards throughout her career in Washington, D.C. Nancy earned her master’s degree from New York University/International Center of Photography. Prior to being a working photojournalist, she worked as a fashion stylist. Nancy now lives a mile from the sand in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Selby Pena was raised on the coast of California and studied in Los Angeles. She began styling shortly thereafter, which allowed her to live in New York, and London, with extensive travels throughout Europe. It is during this time that she became extremely interested in photojournalism.
Upon her return to Los Angeles, Pena began assisting a photographer professionally, and later took an intensive photographic journey through Cuba, which is where her emotionally rich series "Cuba Mirrored" is derived. Selby now resides in the California beach town in her roots, where she has chosen to raise her young daughter Maliah. Her photographic trajectory continues with candid, personal portraits of people.
Ron Royals is a commercial photographer based in North Carolina. The subjects of his photos range between beach landscapes, fashion portraits and artfully designed living rooms. He has produced work for clients such as Modern History, Somerset Bay and Lee Furniture among many others. His photos have been featured in most national home magazines and he has shot photos for Corbis, based in New York City.