Part of the new vanguard of image makers, Myles Loftin is an artist, storyteller, and creative collaborator based in Brooklyn but very much on the world’s radar. Brands like Google, Calvin Klein, Everlane, Converse, Parade, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger commission him for ad campaigns, and publications like Out, Paper, The Cut, Garage, i-D, Interview, and The Fader turn to him for editorials that resonate with discerning audiences.
Myles’ work, sophisticated and intimate, is driven by his desire to show up for underrepresented and misrepresented groups—because as a queer Black man, he knows the power of visibility. “We look to the media for ideas of what our future can be,” says Myles, “and if you don’t see yourself represented, it’s very hard for you to imagine a future for yourself.”
A budding tastemaker, Myles was featured in the campaign “Polaroid Originals and Ryan McGinley Present the New Originals,” and he co-curated a panel for Parsons School of Design’s “Nth Degree Series” celebrating “thinkers, visionaries, and creators who define the cutting edge.” In 2019, at the age of 21, he was invited to speak at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The following year, Forbes named him one of 2020’s “30 Under 30” in the category of “Art and Style.” His work is also featured in the traveling exhibition "The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art & Fashion," curated by Antwaun Sargent. In 2021, he was nominated for the Dazed 100. And in 2022, his portrait series "True Beauties," featuring ballroom legends the House of LaBeija, was exhibited at Maison Kitsuné in Brooklyn and Paris and featured by WePresent.
"Myles Loftin on Refusing to Compromise His Value for Anyone," Little Black Book