Kayla Reefer (b. 1992) is a photographer and cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California whose work ranges from editorial, lifestyle, documentation, and branded content.
With an affinity for storytelling she focuses on capturing narratives from a genuine perspective, refining her skill in photographing moments others may miss. When it comes to post production she believes in remaining true to the essentials of her work; approaching the images minimally, solely emphasizing on colors and tones to communicate stories in their purest form.
In 2015, Kayla traveled across the United States as the official tour photographer and videographer of Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique’s ‘People’s Champions Tour’. Footage from the tour later became an original 10 episode webseries showcasing the life and adventures of the Javotti Media / Colours of the Culture crew.
Since then she has continued to forge her own path within the Los Angeles arts community building a collaborative foundation with other emerging creatives. Her most recent role granted her the opportunity to work as photo and video content producer for Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington.
While balancing her career as a photographer she has also begun shifting her focus on progressing professionally as a filmmaker. Currently serving as Director of Photography on an upcoming short film, a first for the budding visual artist.