When Rebecca was 10, she wrote a story about the day in the life of a penny. Said tale scooped her the first prize at a county fair and from then on she knew she wanted to tell stories. The only problem was she never found the words to express her vision quite as eloquently ever again. Luckily Rebecca picked up her mothers 70’s Minolta 35mm, aged 15 and began honing her craft, orchestrating the scenes in front of her and capturing them. There’s a playfulness to her imagery: musicians Pete and The Pirates surrounded by origami sailboats, or singer Paloma Faith caught balancing books on her head in a wood paneled library. Such is Rebecca’s desire to create an arresting image, on one shoot she found herself crammed into a photo booth with the singer Alessi’s Ark and a horse called Maya. It’s Rebecca’s ability to tell a visual tale which has meant that she’s been sought after not only to shoot campaigns for the likes of Mischa Barton, Nica Handbags and Tippy K shoes, but to art direct them as well. Natural portraiture is also Rebecca’s forte — preserving an intimacy and stillness in her subjects. Her shots have been featured in publications including the Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times Style, Mojo, Nylon, ID and The Stool Pigeon, as well as working with record labels such as XL, Sony, EMI, Virgin, Island, Rough Trade, 4AD and Warp. Rebecca was born in Northern California, eventually moving to San Francisco to study photography at the Academy of Art University. After graduating with a BA, she moved to London where she lives and works today.