Nokke ©Natalie Obermaier

After graduating magna cum laude from Philadelphia’s Drexel University with a degree in Photography, L.A. based artist Natalie Obermaier moved to Seattle where she worked alongside acclaimed photographer, Jock Sturges. Working in the darkroom five days a week for three years, she mastered the craft of traditional printing, while also managing his studio. Her early bodies of work in black and white film are soulful and classic, showing a natural and deep connection with the people she photographs. Currently Obermaier has turned her attention to hand-cut collage, sourcing her materials primarily from the glossy pages of women’s fashion magazines.