While looking through Kaya Yusi's impressive portfolio, it's hard not to be reminded of your most carefree days with your high-school and college friends.
Her images evoke a sense of easygoing bliss. Staying up too late at house parties, skinny dipping, drinking in parks, pinky swears -- all are covered or implied in her portfolio. Kaya Yusi is currently a student in Southern California, where she attends CaliArts for photography. Her very candid images smack of a high technical quality that separates Kaya Yusi from the pack of other candid photographers currently en vogue.
My favorite shot in her portfolio features a shirtless couple engaged in a make-out session. The photograph perfectly encapsulates what makes Kaya Yusi's work so arresting, the shot is equal parts raw, natural, and steamy.
If the images in her selected portfolio are any indication, Kaya Yusi has a bright future in the world of fashion photography.