[B]reaking into the photography scene at the age of 15, Petra Collins’ gaze was an inspiration to men and women, young and old. Taking the worlds of fashion and art by storm, Collins’ work celebrates the female body and works to capture femininity honestly, channelling her feminism into the lens. From capturing her teen peers in the late 2000s, to shooting the likes of Kim Kardashian and Lil Yachty in 2018, her work evokes intimacy and poignancy even in the simplest of moments. Using light as her tool, Collins shines beams of neon and brightness onto her subjects, bringing the film alive. An artist who breathed fresh life into the fashion industry, the female gaze became a promising and continuing part of activism in photography.