Bicoastal fashion photographer Olivia Malone splits her time between her native Los Angeles and New York City, as an alumna of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Themes of freedom proliferate in projects that explore the transition from the awkwardness of youth to self-assured adulthood. Friends and acquaintances frequently model for shoots, adding intimacy and a deceptively impulsive, undone quality to the thoroughly deliberate series. The local landscape is a great inspiration, as are more personal elements, such as a childhood spent with Los Angeles’ music video directors and cinematographers. This proximity to the fluidity of the moving image has played a crucial role in Malone’s development as a photographer. Alongside work in fashion, featured in Elle and Nylon, she moonlights as a director of photography on notable music videos, and has exhibited internationally. www.oliviamalone.com.