Aria Herbst: NYC based photographer, filmmaker, writer and musician. 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had not a desire to create, but an all-consuming absolute need to. My perspective as an androgynous person makes me very keen to photographing people in a way that brings out both feminine and masculine attributes. I like to make people look delicate but strong, soft, but also intense.

The concept of beauty is heavily present in my various mediums. I have struggled with my identity for as long as I can remember. There are days when I don’t really know who I am, what I am. For most of my life, I was confused by beauty, often blinded by it if not sickened by it. Now, instead of having the construct of beauty cause pain, I strive to wield it as a force of good. I aim to capture the beauty of those around me, not just physical outward beauty, but internal beauty as well. I hope to aid people on their journey to self love as I continue on the path to finding it within myself.