Electric Youth

Essay 316 • Jul 30th 2018

A New York City story celebrating youth and individuality featuring Austin Tyler, a charismatic 17-year-old student of Manhattan’s High School of Fashion Industries. Originally from Liberia, Tyler immigrated to America with his mother in search of opportunity and has dreams of becoming a model or designer some day.

Soundtracked by the beats of Rich the Kid on his phone, we hit the streets of Bushwick on a Friday after class for an impromptu photo shoot and ended the day dancing on a rooftop to “Plug Walk.” It was “fire!” as Tyler would put it – just like his electrifying personality and his ambitious drive that burns within him.


Lanna Apisukh is an American photographer based in New York City and specializes in lifestyle, portraiture and documentary photography. As a skateboarder and former elite gymnast, she is drawn to the creative and independent spirit of individuals walking their own path. Her personal work centers around youth, culture, fashion and travel and she strives to create colorful, compelling stories through her images.
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