Originally from Northern California, Amber Gray attended the San Francisco Art Institute before relocating to New York City in 1999. She is now based in Manhattan, where she shoots for magazines such as Dansk, FQ, and Trace, and has shot for clients including GM Resorts, Discovery Channel, McDonald’s, and Montblanc. Of her photography, she says: ‘I like to portray strong, vexing characters that have something more behind their gaze. I am very inspired by music and the dramatic new wave characters of my childhood who conjured so many bizarre fantasies that still fuel my imagination to this day. That said, I am also a romantic that finds nature to be the ultimate inspiration’.