Natalie Yang

Submission from Santa Cruz, Photographer


Natalie spent her youth running around Mt. Tamalpais and the Pacific Ocean. Her natural surroundings have always profoundly influenced her: “This mountain is recognized for it’s resemblance to a sleeping lady and she is my original muse,” she explains. Natalie is currently living on the coast of California in Santa Cruz. She feels incredibly greatful to have found her passion so early in her life and wants nothing more than to make beautiful photographs of the beautiful people and surroundings she encounters.



Your idea of happiness? 

Being aware of what is best for you, for what is most fulfilling for you, and for living in a way that supports this.


Your idea of misery? 

Self loathing


If not yourself, who would you be? 

A seahorse


Your heroes? 

My mother, my ten best girlfriends from back home and all of their mothers, my best friends I’ve made since living in Santa Cruz.


What is your present state of mind? 

Very content


What part of the day do you prefer? 



Bedside table books? 

The anatomy of Being by Shinji Moon, Island by Aldous Huxley


What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? 

Roll around


Do you collect? 



What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? 

Santa Claus


A color?



A city?

San Francisco


That woman who changed the world? 

Beyonce lol


What are your plans for this weekend? 

I have two shoots with two models I’ve never worked with before and a project for school due on Wednesday and I’m getting glasses tomorrow


You close you eyes, where do you want to wake-up? 

Next to my boyfriend, Chase.


A song? 

Lover –Chet Faker


Right or left handed? 



What is the best dish you can cook? 



What is your middle name? 



What do you do in your free time? 

Make photographs, adventure around the coast


Favorite ice-cream flavor? 

Right now its Ben and Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie


Favorite fictional character? 

Ariel from the Little Mermaid