Enkrypt Los Angeles
is photographer, videographer, and director based in Los Angeles, California. Yes, Enkrypt is the name she answers to. She enjoys the rawness of street photography and Inspired by graffiti and even gang life on the streets of LA. Enkrypt seeks to capture what may be called ugly and make it beautiful, powerful, and able to break down stereotypes. She started as an IT technician at Sony pictures. As part of her job, she was given a camera to document the condition of electronics for warranty claims. And that camera changed her life. Enkrypt has gone on to work extensively with the rapper Reverie and produce all kinds of media for Cortez Brothers and Estrella Jalisco. She prides herself in being a self-taught, hard-working artist who has taken big risks to become the artist she wants to be. We were introduced to Enkrypt a few years back by our mutual friend Casey Zoltan - who himself is renowned for his art and for his galleries/brands, Known Gallery and The Seventh Letter. Since then we have stayed in touch and it has been great watching Enkrypt develop into the artist and entrepreneur that she is today. If listening to her doesn't make you feel like you can do anything, then we don't know what will. We are grateful to have her as part of this series. Not bad for a girl from the hood, huh?

What is Women In Focus all about?

Welcome to our new series, HEX Presents Women In Focus. This series has 5 episodes, each highlighting a different female artist. We get to hear casual and honest conversation about their stories, challenges, successes, and advice on navigating the photography space as a woman. You may already be familiar with some of these women. Others, not so much. What we can tell you is that these women inspire us and women that we are sure will inspire others.

Historically women have largely had roles in front of the camera, rather than behind it. We are excited to bring you this series as an opportunity for meaningful dialog about why this, and to encourage the movement of female photographers who are changing that narrative.

The series consists of short and shareable segments from 5 female creators we admire, including Natalie Amrossi, Shauna Wade, Elise Swopes, Claire Lejeune, and Enkrypt Los Angeles. These women are at varying career stages, and bring their unique energy and aesthetics. We hope to encourage more female creators to know more about the business of photography, and also to grow as artists in their craft.

We hope you will enjoy watching as they lend their voices to encourage others as we keep Women In Focus.

To learn more about Natalie, please visit her Instagram HERE: