#mustfollow: Jared Thomas Kocka

In twenty fourteen, Complex named him on their list of 25 Young Photographers to Keep Your Eye On . In twenty seventeen, he’s the photographer every young aspiring model wants a session with.

Jared citing Terry Richardson’s work as influential, isn’t too surprising.  But Kocka’s pop style is set apart from other photographers by his youthful energy.

His work feels raw and true.  Intimate and honest.  Jared’s wit and quirk comes through in his work, which gives way to some of his best compositions.  He describes his look as simple, but how could something so intimate and compelling be described this way?

Check Jared’s YouTube channel for a look into his creative process, life, and work.

Date: 050417
Release: Issue 001