Mariya

is a contemporary fashion/portrait/event photographer, based out of Los Angeles. Her poignant style is exemplified by strong emotion, mood and attitude from her models, as well as a distinguishing use of vibrant color palettes, unique composition, framing, and detail. Her MFA thesis work, Freedom to Choose, utilizes her signature style to comment on the update of contemporary gender roles, through a fashion lens. In her work, she aims to empower her models, and thereby empowering her audience, in challenging traditional gender role study.

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