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’.