One of the things that I love about photography is that it allows you to create without having to worry about much. Show up, shoot stuff and see what you get! That's how this day went down. What started out as in impromptu lifestyle shoot, turned into an afternoon full of sun, sand and the occassional seagull fight.
Shot in Long Beach, my friend Elwa and I were tasked with showcasing one of the newest pieces from Moonglow Jewelry in Miami, Florida. We decided this would be the perfect opportunity for a Boho-chic inspired shoot that brought together the intrinsic beauty of both her and the necklace. With the help of the beach and the impending sunset, the scene was prime for some of my favorite images I've captured this year.
Thanks again to Elwa for being such a consistant joy to work with. Also, thanks to Moonglow Jewelry for providing us with the "Meteor in Silver" necklace you see below.
When it rains, it pours... and then hails... and then rains some more. That is the way this shoot began. Thankfully, it is not how it ended.
Before things got started, I knew I wanted to try something new in regards to shooting style and the way I edited the images. From the get go, I knew I wanted to use natural light because of the simplistic qualities it brings to each image. I also knew the natural look of things would be hightened by what I was planning on doing in post. As you can see, each image has it's own raw and untouched quality to it.
I'd like to give a big thank you to Tina Manera for the zeal and charisma she brought to the shoot. We trudged through every type of weather that Malibu could throw at us and I am thilled by the images we created.
Welcome to the dawn of Urban Functionality: Where style and performance are the only things that matter and what you wear is what you say.
For this editorial, I wanted something different. Something that, obviously, showcased the clothing (brought to you by The North Face) but also spoke directly to the target audience. With the title of the latest installment of HYPEBEAST Magazine being "The Exploration Issue", I knew it would be a perfect opportunity to combine the two worlds I live in: Photography and Graphic Design. I'll be honest though... the topographical map was not a part of the original plan. Thankfully, there wasn't a lot of time to think about the creative direction. I had to jump and I'm very happy with where I landed.
The images you see are the product of a total team effort. Huge shout-outs to Latrira Sarapo for her stylistic proficiencies and to Eric Lloyd for, once again, bringing the heat on the modeling tip.
When HYPEBEAST calls, you pick up the phone and hold it tight because the Lord only knows what they're going to ask you to shoot. From football boots to fashion editorials (post forthcoming), HYPEBEAST are the purveyors of "cool" and have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Our most recent collaboration brought me to the doorstep of filmaker and artist David OReilly. It was interesting being a "fly on the wall" and seeing how another artist operates while capturing the intricate details of his every day life.
Check out the latest issue of HYPEBEAST Magazine to read about David's approach to design and what it was like working on Spike Jonze's HER.