Meet The Face Behind

LAYLA KRAUS PHOTOGRAPHY

A BRIKA maker story

Layla Kraus

BROOKLYN, NY
"I like to capture what I find beautiful and memorable, and I like to share my images with others, to create a collective memory."
“I love it when one of my images strikes a chord with someone. When they fall in love with it as much as I have.”

“I’ve always liked to create. For me it is a meditation, a way to clear my mind and be present with myself.”


“Most of my photographs are unplanned, I see something that strikes me as beautiful, or maybe it’s a feeling that I’m carrying around with me that day.”


“I’ve always liked to create. For me it is a meditation, a way to clear my mind and be present with myself.”


Born amongst the redwood forests of Northern California, much of Layla Kraus’s time growing up was spent outdoors and being inspired by her natural surroundings. After graduating with a BFA in photography at the California College of the Arts, Layla moved eastward to New York to work in the photography industry. Managing a wedding photography studio turned to teaching the art to middle school students as she saw her career discipline change streams throughout the years.


Admitting that she never imagined that she would be doing what she does now, Layla cites nature, “a certain melancholy feeling” and other creative-minded people as the main inspiration behind the work she does. “I look up to anyone who is doing what they truly love, anyone who has managed to hustle and succeed,” she says.

I believe...

In the force. Or something like it.

I love it when...

Good things happen unexpectedly.

Words I live by are...

Not making a decision is the choice for things to stay the same.


“I am inspired by the similarities and differences of place.”
PRODUCTS BY LAYLA KRAUS PHOTOGRAPHY
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