India Salvor Menuez
Canadian photographer Maya Fuhr captures New York’s most exciting young creatives for Dazed Magazine.
“The reason why I take so many photos of artists is because I find myself allured by their overall spirit,” explains photographer Maya Fuhr. “I'm less interested in planning shoots, and more about having fun and letting the work find me.” - Maya Fuhr
Fuhr photographs young, cool, talented kids such as artist Alexandra Marzella, multidisciplinary artist Chloe Wise, magazine writer, editor and actress Tavi Gevinson, provocateur slash photographer Petra Collins, David Moses, one of the three brains behind cult New York label Moses Gauntlett Cheng among others…
“The art scene in New York and Toronto is pretty cool, so it's easy to capture portraits when I'm bored or having an ADD moment at a party,” Fuhr explains, modestly. I don't make a conscious choice to focus on popularity or trends as much as it is a byproduct of my vision and how I see my surroundings.” - Maya Fuhr
“I've always found myself naturally drawn to subjects that have a strong presence, which obviously manifests itself in my recent body of work. “It could be as simple as the color of someone's eye shadow or shape of their shoes. I focus on what inspires me, and what colors and details or nuances I'm drawn to on a subject. Ultimately the viewer is seeing the world through my eyes... I'm lucky to be within proximity of beautiful, creative people that constantly inspire me.” - Maya Fuhr