Photographer Yael Malka studied BFA photography, minoring in art history, at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, which is notable for its impressive fine arts program. Five years since graduating, Yael still lives in the neighbourhood, and uses it as her base for an ever-expanding list of solo and group exhibitions of her work spanning from Long Island to Queens and Maryland to LA.
Yael’s work possesses a markedly straight-up sensuality. Whether she’s shooting moody images of sunset-lit models or mundane unwanted phonebooks coated in dew, her photography is sensual in its ability to confront the subject.
“I’ve been working on a ‘series’ of photographs that talk about intimacy, tension, love, trust and sex,” Yael tells It’s Nice That. “I’ve tried to stay away from the word series because I find it limiting and daunting at times. If I don’t come into a project thinking of it as a series or that all of the photos need to fit in a certain way, I’m able to make work more freely and learn a lot during the process.”
“I’m continuing to make this body of work while also working editorially. I just shot the Women’s March in DC for The Outline. I have a few more projects coming up that I can’t discuss yet but am very excited about!”
- A real bobby-dazzler, it’s Best of the Web!
- Max Guther is back with more hyper real illustrations visualising social trends
- The Igor has landed: Igor Bastidas on our animated cover for Printed Pages AW17
- Balmer Hählen takes a traditional Swiss design approach to its projects
- Friday Mixtape: a very rare mixtape from the one and only John Carpenter
- Josh McKenna talks through his work on Pride for Google and Instagram
- Peter Funch has photographed the same people on the same street for nine years
- DBLG and Animade’s cheeky stop-motion animation uses human skin and 3D stamps
- “It needed to be functional, a workhorse”: Arket’s in-house team on its brand identity
- Get to know the fluid work of graphic designer, Steffen Hotel
- Fukt magazine presents the erotic drawings of David Shrigley, Tracy Emin and many more
- Poster Girls, an exhibition of 150 female graphic designers opens at London Transport Museum