This Modern Photographer Is Building A Name For Herself — On Social Media

sshokrae_rebecca-77-Edit_resized
Rebecca “Bex” Finch, Freelance Photographer (Instagram: @bexfinch)
Advertisement
Finch’s disposition to self-reflection originally led her to pursue a career in philosophy, but her first encounter with a camera was something special. She committed to a 365-day self-portrait project as a way to learn about cameras and try her hand at the craft. Recognizing her talent, she did graduate work in photography at San Francisco’s Art Institute to further her skills and build her confidence. Bex has since become a darling of Instragram (185,000 followers and counting!), garnering the attention of many brands and publications, and further solidifying her reputation for creating tender, insightful images, including her series The Sleepwalker, which documents her father’s progression into Alzheimer’s and her coping with the disease.
Hands down, best professional advice you ever got:
“Work hard, delay gratification, and you’ll get everything you want.” Jake Lodwick, founder of Elepath, co-founder of Vimeo.
Technology of choice OR your Working Girl Essentials?
“My cameras, my iPhone, and Instagram.”
sshokrae_rebecca-23-Edit_resized
What skill or habit do you think is vital for success?
“Perseverance and having the confidence to take chances.”
Advertisement
What’s your favorite thing to wear to work?
“Leggings and a cute top that allows me to move constantly.”
Who’s your working girl inspiration?
“Elizabeth Spiridakis, Art Director at Bon Appetit. She works super-hard, loves her job, and always makes it look good.”
What moments on the job do you find most rewarding?
“When I see a good idea turn into a great shot.”
Photographed by Sunny Shokrae

More from

What do you call a price increase that goes from around $240 to nearly $10,000? Words like strange, confusing, and even exploitative may come to mind. ...
It's safe to say that a home — especially in New York City — will be one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make in a lifetime. But let's be real here: ...
What a week it’s been, stargazers. First, we were told our Zodiac signs have changed, that there's now a 13th sign, and that apparently everything we ...
DIY cotton candy ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker? Winning
Some trends are easy to dive into head-first: Give us all the athleisure in the world, and we're definitely not complaining. Because no matter how many ...
Meera Menon's latest project, The Press Conference, is a short film about a conservative governor preparing to address a crowd of reporters in the wake of ...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
(Paid Content) We don't just appreciate an inspired ensemble. We want to know the whole making-of story behind it. But in Style Roots, we're going one ...
No one goes through life trying to be a horrible person. But sometimes, it's a challenge to go that extra mile (or even just a few steps) out of your way...
The Pfeffermans are back! To quickly get up to speed, check out our Binge Club for season 2. Already set? Let's get this started. Episode 1: "Elizah" ...
What can you do to make the candidates first head-to-head battle as pleasant as possible? What is the secret to keep yourself smizing as you listen to the ...
Carlton Banks, your moment as a fashion icon has come. On Wednesday, Miuccia Prada showed a collection that, at first glance, might not immediately remind ...
As long as Harry Potter fans keep rewatching the beloved movies, they'll keep finding new reasons the series will make you cry. The latest discovery? Harry...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...