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GIANT ARTISTS, Los Angeles, presents GIGANTIC MAGAZINE 2 and three exciting artists – Grace Rivera (fashion, activewear, portrait), portrait & people photographer Myles Loftin, and Jessica Pettway with conceptional stills on GoSee

Jen Jenkins, Alexa Johnson (Creative Director) and Kristina Feliciano (Editor & CD) present the second issue of the online magazine GIGANTIC. Plus, they represent no less than three new photographers, who can be seen in the magazine. “In honor of this turbulent year, the theme is ‘Action’. The eleven projects/stories in this new issue are designed to inspire you, spark conversation, and remind you of your power. Visit giganticmagazine.com to experience the following interviews, essays, photo illustrations, videos, photo collages, and even a playlist…

Myles Loftin knows what you think when you see a Black man in a hoodie. And he’d like a word. Using Food to Effect Change: RJ Shaughnessy chronicles the everyday activism of an LA food bank. Marcus Smith celebrates community leaders on Chicago’s South Side.

All the Activity of the Natural World: Will nature reclaim its space? Jessica Antola considers the possibility. Hello, Gorgeous: Who gets to be called beautiful? Grace Rivera has her own ideas.

The Photographer Who Gave a F*ck: Jake Stangel on launching a print sale for progressive candidates. Beirut: An Appreciation: João Canziani pays tribute to a broken city.

Rest as Resistance: Jessica Pettway makes the case for why resting can be a radical act for Black women. High and Low: Justin Fantl urges us to see the prison industrial complex with fresh eyes...


“Super bright, colorful, and cheeky” – that’s how GIANT ARTISTS new entry JESSICA PETTWAY from New York describes her very haptic style… Her visual language is loved by clients such as Apple, Instagram, Uber, Unilever, Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek or Refinery29.

“But there’s much more to her imagery than an electric-feeling bounty of delight for the eye. Jessica plays with color, shapes, and texture in highly gratifying ways, composing vibrant still lifes that burst with emotion and a sense of occasion, even when they’re promoting something as everyday as a bowl of soup.

This woman knows how to craft a moment. She might also be the only still life photographer you’ll meet who cites Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry as influences. She likes the way those classic hand-drawn cartoons idealize food, highlighting the essential appeal of a wedge of cheese or a roast turkey with nothing more than color and a skillful use of line. “It’s so perfect and appetizing and over the top,” Jessica notes, who uses her Brooklyn studio to continually explore new ways to make exciting imagery out of ordinary elements. It comes as no surprise that in 2016, Vice celebrated her work, saying that her pictures “redefine still-life photography”.”
 

 
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‘Super bright, colorful, and cheeky’ – JESSICA PETTWAY c/o GIANT ARTISTS presents her composings and food creations on GoSee

“Super bright, colorful, and cheeky” – that’s how GIANT ARTISTS new entry JESSICA PETTWAY from New York describes her very haptic style… Her visual language is loved by clients such as Apple, Instagram, Uber, Unilever, Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek or Refinery29.

But there’s much more to her imagery than an electric-feeling bounty of delight for the eye. Jessica plays with color, shapes, and texture in highly gratifying ways, composing vibrant still lifes that burst with emotion and a sense of occasion, even when they’re promoting something as everyday as a bowl of soup.

This woman knows how to craft a moment. She might also be the only still life photographer you’ll meet who cites Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry as influences. She likes the way those classic hand-drawn cartoons idealize food, highlighting the essential appeal of a wedge of cheese or a roast turkey with nothing more than color and a skillful use of line. “It’s so perfect and appetizing and over the top,” Jessica notes, who uses her Brooklyn studio to continually explore new ways to make exciting imagery out of ordinary elements. It comes as no surprise that in 2016, Vice celebrated her work, saying that her pictures “redefine still-life photography”.

 
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Diversity, body positivity & inclusivity – the multifaceted portfolio by Director and Photographer Grace Rivera c/o GIANT ARTISTS, NEW entry from Brooklyn

Diversity, body positivity, and inclusivity are all big buzzwords nowadays, but for photographer and director Grace Rivera, these concepts are all part of who she has always been – as well as being uncommonly savvy. After graduating with a BFA at RISD, Rivera decided to learn the business side of photography and got an internship at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland. When she wasn’t soaking up insights from the agency’s producers, she was photographing her fellow interns, a diverse group of young people, each with their own unique story to share. The internship became a job, during which Rivera developed a photographic style inspired by the true stories of artists such as Lauren Greenfield and Tierney Gearon but with a fashion- and beauty-centric twist.

Her work is bold and graphic, and her subjects radiate personality and a relaxed confidence with nothing to prove – qualities that lend an honesty to her ad campaigns (for clients such as adidas, Allbirds, Procter & Gamble, and Airbnb) and an immediacy to her editorial commissions (The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Vogue Mexico, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name a few).

Now based in Brooklyn, where she has a fully equipped photo studio, Rivera is developing her ongoing series on womanhood, from sisterhood and heartbreak to self-love. “I want to make images that contradict everything that girls have been told about how they’re supposed to behave,” she says.

 
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Portrait, Fine Art & Fashion – GIANT ARTISTS is delighted to welcome NEW entry Photographer and Director Myles LOFTIN, on the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Arts & Style list in 2020

Part of the new vanguard of image-makers, Myles Loftin is an artist, storyteller and creative collaborator based in Brooklyn but very much on the world’s radar. Brands the likes of Calvin Klein, Converse, GCDS, Nike, and Under Armour commission him for ad campaigns, and publications such as Paper, The Cut, Garage, i-D, and The Fader turn to him for editorials which resonate with discerning audiences.

Myles’ work, known for an often playful sensibility and intimacy which unite viewer and subject, is driven by his desire to show up for groups both underrepresented and misrepresented – because as a queer Black man, he knows the power of visibility. “We look to the media for ideas of what our future can be,” says Myles, “and if you don’t see yourself represented, it’s very hard for you to imagine a future for yourself.”

A budding tastemaker, Myles was featured in the campaign “Polaroid Originals and Ryan McGinley Present the New Originals,” and he co-curated a panel for Parsons School of Design’s “Nth Degree Series”, celebrating “thinkers, visionaries, and creators who define the cutting edge.” In 2019, at the age of 21, he was invited to speak at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The following year, Forbes named him one of 2020’s ‘30 Under 30’ in the category ‘Art and Style’.

 
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