Daily Dose Pick: Austin Young


After capturing the likes of Oliver Stone, Simon Cowell, Margaret Cho, and Amy Poehler, photographer Austin Young is turning his camera on the public with an interactive solo exhibit.

Young’s vibrant portraits have been published in Vogue, Rolling Stone, Flaunt, and Interview, with subjects ranging from A-list celebrities to drag queens. Part Warhol’s Factory, part 21st-century photo studio, his latest project, Your Face Here, is an opportunity for non-celebrities to become part of the show, too.

The photographer is also behind Fallen Fruit, an activist art collective that began as the mapping of fruit trees in LA neighborhoods. Its recent year-long EATLACMA series attracted sold-out crowds with food-related talks, performances, and other events.

Visit Austin Young’s website, check out his Etsy store, become a fan on Facebook, and if you’re in Los Angeles, stop by Your Face Here: Portraits by Austin Young at Pop tART Gallery.

Click through below for a gallery of images by Austin Young.

Deborah Harry of Blondie by Austin Young

Cat Woman by Austin Young

Amy Poehler by Austin Young

Kaiser Chiefs for Interview Magazine by Austin Young

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark by Austin Young

Sandra Bernhard by Austin Young

Siouxsie Sioux by Austin Young

Elina Ivanova of America’s Next Top Model by Austin Young (Jewelry by Tarina Tarantino)

Jer Ber Jones by Austin Young

Lenora Claire by Austin Young

Margaret Cho as Bettie Page by Austin Young

Miss Barbie-Q by Austin Young