Photographer Rachel Baran Explores a Moody and Magical World

 - Jan 21, 2014
References: flickr & mymodernmet
Rachel Baran, a 20 year old photographer hailing from Ohio, captures herself in stunningly surreal scenarios. Whether she looks like a dark priestess stranded on a rock or a digital person being erased from real life, Rachel Baran explores various alter-egos. She writes on her Facebook page, "One of my many very fancy hobbies is taking photographs of mainly myself but I promise I'm not a total narcissist."

With that assurance, it is easy to fall in love with Rachel Baran's imagery. She has a moody signature style that packs in emotion, which helps to draw even more fans in. Yet what is particular arresting about Rachel Baran's photos is the narrative behind each of them. This narrative is as much the product of the viewer as it is the creator.