Emily McCartney captures the hope and potential of humanity. Her photography is a reflection of her videography as she aims to publish singular, cinematographic shots that paint moments on the edge of great action. Her video compilations trace the stories of individuals through the fluttering and fleeting moments that most see as unassuming, but Emily knows are the ones where people don’t realize anyone is looking and let their guard down enough to be who they really are.

Traveling the world, she places learning at the forefront and explores the individuals that make up the extraordinary communities she celebrates through her work. From commercial work with international brand names to the unassuming collaborations that tie the strands between fraying cultures, Emily’s work is as strong as it is a shocking. The artist's ability to morph into the environment allows her subjects to stay focused on the moments they’re submerged while Emily captures their most naturally stunning states.