Adobe announced their 2018 list of Rising Stars in Photography from around the world. (Photo: Michael Theodric)
Are you getting a little bored with your Instagram feed? If
you're looking to refresh your socials with some unique wanderlust pics, Adobe
just released their list of the top 10 Rising Stars of Photography - and they
induce a serious case of packing-your-bagsitis.
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Adobe was on the hunt for photographers from around the
world with unique perspectives that differ in style, subjects and purpose, and
they managed to find something for everyone. From a 16-year-old boy from
Indonesia to a photographer hailing from Cape Town to a self-taught Ukrainian
"If two people take photographs of the same thing, the
resulting photographs will rarely look the same. And if those two people live
halfway across the world from each other, their perspectives are likely to be
even more distinct.
"It’s when people share their unique perspectives and ways
of interpreting the world that our minds open and our horizons expand. And
that’s what we aimed to do with this year’s Adobe Rising Stars of
Photography," writes Adobe's principal product manager on the
digital imaging team Lex van den Berghe.
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are Adobe's top 10 photographers ready to take the industry to new heights.
Gabriella Achadinha (@gabriella_achadinha_the_xvi)
A local Capetonian made it onto the list, utilising her
urban landscape to craft surreal photos that look like they're from another
world. She has a background in film and her topics include travelling, local
fashion and commercial shoots.
Born to Ethiopian immigrant parents, Mekdela uses her eye as
a media activist to help non-profit campaigns like Mama Hope to show developing
countries to the world without a skewed Western lens.
Michael Theodric (@michaeltheodric)
By far the youngest on the list, Theodric is a 16-year-old
Indonesian boy who has been taking photos for eight years already, mostly
focusing on the people and landscapes near his home.
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Sarah Blesener (@sarahblesener)
This American photographer tells stories through her photos,
especially those of the youth and underrepresented sections of society.
Blesener works towards stimulating dialogue around the issues that her photos
Mette Lampcov (@mettelampcov)
Her Instagram bio reads "Danish Lost in LA" and
while Lampcov is 50, she only started pursuing photography six years ago after being a goldsmith and jeweller before that. Her current topic that she likes to
tackle is climate change.
Eza Chung (@ezachung)
As an interior designer, Chung uses photography as an
extension of her passion for architecture and designed spaces. For now it's
only a hobby, but she plans to start capturing her own work so that she can
tell her own story.
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David Leøng (@d.leong)
Leøng's is in love with his home city of San Francisco, and
loves to explore every nook and cranny to find extraordinary subjects in
ordinary objects. He wants people to draw their own conclusions and stories
from his photos.
Irynka Hromotska (@hromotska)
This self-taught Ukrainian woman wants to tell the tales of
other women through her portrait photos, highlight the struggle of their gender
as well as their happier moments.
Sunny Herzinger (@sunnyherzinger)
This engineer loves to document his travels through a camera
lens, never leaving his camera behind when going on holiday. He's an outdoors guy, so expect lots of
landscape shots from this German.
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Grace Chen (@skipwithgrace)
Another San Franciscan, Chen is a food traveller, taking
snapshots of the food at every restaurant she visits. Her camera lens also
wanders away from the plate to the stunning scenery she finds herself in.
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