Squeezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.
Today we’re delighted to showcase the work of NYC based 23-year-old fine art and portrait photographer Brooke DiDonato. Already earning her BA in photojournalism, DiDonato’s dreamy photos seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and real-life.
Adam Santana was born and raised in Oxnard, California. Since the tender age seven, Adam sparked a strong interest in Art. His dream since then was to bring his imagination to life in any way shape or form possible. Through out his childhood years he stayed and continued working at his passion in different ways. Adam was inspired by Walt Disney and his creative mind. Animation was a challenge that would bring his art work to another level. Adam graduated from The Art Institute of Los Angeles. Attending the school took his raw talent and simply brought it life. During his stay, he learned the craft of animation, 2D and 3D. as well as learning multiple programs for special effects, video and other multimedia such as Photoshop, Maya, 3D Max , After Effects just to name a few. Adam was hand selected by the school to be a part of the animation team “Red Giant”. “Red Giant” is the group of top artist and animators at The Art Institute of Los Angeles, which is put together by to two of the top teachers.