The Photographic Journal

Warmth

Essay 64 • Jul 8th 2016

The two days I spent in South Carolina allowed me to better appreciate the experiences that my mother forged as a child with her family. When my sister and I visited before we were too young to fully understand. By documenting this family reunion I wanted to visually translate the warmth that I get from bonding with family members. I wanted to showcase the uniquely beautiful thing that is the black family. 

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Myles Loftin is an 18 year old  freelance photographer located in the DMV area. His work focuses on capturing intimately unique moments through the use of portraiture and fashion photograph. He has had work featured in publications such as Dazed Mag, Oyster Mag, Crybaby Zine, and Novice Mag and in art spaces located in DC and Los Angeles.

Myles loves to incorporate bright and vibrant color schemes in his work because of the way that they make an image stand out. He also loves experimenting with alternative mediums of photography such as 35mm film, and instant film because of the unique tones and textures that they produce. Art is an important part of Myles’ life and as a minority artist he wants to work to create opportunities for other minority artists to gain recognition and access in the art world through social activism and community outreach.

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