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Samuel McGuire is a bona fide hustler.
Six years ago he moved to Los Angeles from Iowa on the promise of a staff photographer gig. On the day he arrived, they gave the job to someone else. Out of pride and determination, Sam stayed in Los Angeles, couch surfing and living out of his car for close to a year. Almost giving up, he moved to Minneapolis, then Chicago, then that same company called him up to offer him a job again, a year later. So, he decided to just go for it.
Aaron Farley puts the "F" in Fine Art.
Aaron Farley is a longstanding cohort of East of Western. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, he spent much of his youth exploring the great outdoors. Since 2000, Aaron has called Los Angeles his home. Being a seasoned photographer and director, Aaron has started to focus on his fine art practice for the last five years. He turns photographic images into objects that play with color, light, time and space...
Joshua Spencer just wants you to be comfortable.
Joshua Spencer lives to capture moments. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Clemente, he started shooting skate videos at the tender age of 12. As a teenager, he started playing around with different formats and discovered black & white film. Attracted to its timeless quality, he got into old, Magnum photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Mad, Bad, and Slightly Dangerous.
Lindsey Byrnes creates a diverse tableau of portraiture infused with color and personality. She started out shooting her fellow degenerates in the California skate scene while working at Thrasher, Slap and Juxtapoz. Her humble beginnings naturally evolved into the music world, shooting artists such as Moby, Tegan and Sara, FUN, Paramore, Scarlett Johansson and for publications like Billboard, Rolling Stone and Esquire.