About the Photographer
Rachael Epstein is an American photographer, born in Hampton Roads, Virgina. At age of twelve, Epstein was greatly influenced by her step-father, Murray, who first introduced her to photography. He was focusing on black and white photography at the time. Murray recognized her interest, and gifted her with her first camera—a cannon E-1. Rachael’s creativity began to flourish, and she has had a camera in her hands at all times from this monumental moment in her life. For the next ten years, she began traveling around the country by motorcycle documenting poverty and addiction. During this time, she offered her time cooking food, giving haircuts, and coordinating events for donations of clothing and food for those in need. In the 90’s, Epstein gravitated towards capturing poverty and hard drug scenes with her photography. Recently, she has focused on the evolution of her nude series, featuring sex acts and bathroom scenes. She is also intrigued by motorcycle culture, domestic situations, and candid moments. The essence of her photography is marked by her obsession for simplicity.