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File No. 6: Anna Ottum, Photographer and Artist

Instagram has changed our lives in many ways, especially when it comes to obsessing over bloggers, their brunches and outfits. But, if this app has proved to be useful for anything, is the ability to showcase work that would not be found otherwise. That is how I stumbled upon Anna Ottum, a 28-year-old photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Having worked with Trunk Archive before branching out as a freelancer, Ottum has acquired the eye and expertise to capture real-life, improvised moments. Her work, which has been commissioned by Urban Outfitters and Mood NYC, reads like a photo diary of cherished memories with friends, nature and art. There is no posing; only raw energy natural faces. Even though she has been working freelance for only a few months, she seems quite established and confident about the work she has been making. Her work station is minimalistic. A colorful living room brightens the atmosphere as she edits and answers e-mails. She confesses to be a tea lover and to have her boyfriend as her No.1 supporter …

File No. 3: Flannery Wilson, Blogger, Flancake.co

Image via Flancake.co It dates back to 2011. I was participating in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Pre-college Program. She was there, too. And though, we didn’t mingle as much during the four-day course, years later we are still friends. Flannery and I have shared important moments in our careers, even though we see each other once every year. We first went together to Teen Vogue’s Fashion University in 2011 and then to its 2012 edition. In 2014, we shared a room at The New School’s 14th street dorms for an entire summer, in which we both interned at fashion companies. She was a design intern at Lulu Frost and I was a PR intern at Eddie Borgo. What blossomed from the 12th floor at The New School dorms was an awesome friendship, in which Flannery was the risk-taker (aka. doing her own piercings) and I was the concerned mom. Since then, Flannery has created her blog Flancake and worked for Seventeen Magazine in their Sales & Marketing Department. Currently, she is an Apparel Merchandising …