Yet from being a yoga instructor to collaborating on apparel lines, there is more to Yarbrough than the photographs that his Yashica T4 captures. Unhemmed sat down with the burgeoning artist and asked him a few questions.
Hailing from the beach towns of San Clemente, photographer Billy Yarbrough is known for his laid-back beach scenes, landscapes oozing quintessential Americana spirit and whimsical So-Cal culture. Recent projects have included “I’m Being Watched,” documenting old televisions set aside for trash on L.A. sidewalks —a common practice among L.A. natives. These bulky, 90’s televisions take on quirky personas as they are snapped in different surroundings —in parking lots, in front of doorsteps, in front of bushes— culminating in this project to give a life to an untold story. “Karma Collection” portrays insight into Yarbrough’s journey through India’s ambient mountainscapes and ashrams, meeting more than a few intriguing characters along the way. NYCbased Milk Gallery sells his prints through their online store.