sunny strader:
artist! based in
los angeles + illinois


Sunny Strader (b. 1991) is a photographic artist based in both Los Angeles and Illinois.

The main themes in Sunny's work include dreams, mortality, perceptions of reality, and the millennial condition.

What I do:

Long-form storytelling, slow journalism, immersive documentary, portraiture, embroidered photos, zines, collage, and (very recently) screenwriting. 

I am open to experimenting with the medium.

I make art and tell stories to heal myself and others. My work examines emotional nuances of people who are often overlooked.

Publications, clients:

Aint-Bad, Axios, Bird In Flight, Cherry Deck, Dunkin Donuts, Glamchop, Instagram, NPR, SPOTZ, Strange Fire Collective.

Portrait by Brian Austin, 2019.

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