We love discovering new talent across a range of industries, and this year we are introducing you to three of the best in the game right now from modelling and music to art, photography and media, with the second edition of our Fresh Faces event.
Join us on the 28th June at Second Home in East London to hear from emerging talents Rina Sawayama, Charlotte Jansen and Charlie Kwai for an informed and topical discussion about the creative industries today and how artists can respond to the disruption we see in the world.
About the panel:
After finishing her degree at Cambridge University, Rina started making music that has now grabbed the attention of many with her smooth 90s/early 00s R&B meets synth sound. Also signed to Elite Modelling Agency, Rina was included on Noisey’s 25 Under 25 list for International Women’s Day this year. She often deals with the influence of the digital age in her work and has talked on the difficulty of constantly being labelled as the ‘Japanese singer from London’.
Images of Rina Sawayama by Megan Eagles
Charlotte is editor-at-large of London based cultural tome Elephant Magazine, and more recently the author of beautiful photography book Girl on Girl, exploring the female gaze and issues of sexuality and identity, featuring the works of some of the most exciting contemporary photographers including Juno Calypso and Maisie Cousins. Charlotte is a renowned curator and critic, regularly contributing to The Guardian, Dazed, Wallpaper* and AnOther.
Charlie Kwai is the street photographer causing a storm with his raw depiction of London life. He uses his lens to make our everyday into something extraordinary. Unapologetic and up front, Charlie’s photographs tell the story of the people we walk past without noticing, from city bankers to the diaspora of people who descend on Piccadilly Circus. His work, sometimes deemed controversial, is a body of work that truly reflects people in their natural habitat, without the filters and perfection we have become accustomed to in a world of social media.