StarRo

Had the pleasure of shooting StarRo a few weeks ago. We got lucky with the location and ended up shooting at this awesome karaoke bar in LA called Tokyo Beat.  This will go down in history as some of the best fun I've had while doing a shoot. We literally just has drinks and danced at the bar for like 2 hours. I love working like this! Also, come on, look at this guy! Dream subject! :D

FORM at Arcosanti

What if I told you that there's an intimate music and arts festival that you have to apply to by writing an essay? What if I told you that this festival takes place at a magical urban laboratory in the Arizona desert called Arcosanti? There's been a handful of projects in my career where I've asked myself, how did I get this lucky?! This one right here is one of them. 

LUCHA VAVOOM

Oh my! So my good friend Jesus got randomly offered very last minute to host a Lucha Libre - Striptease - Comedy Show hybrid called Vavavoom here in Los Angeles. He messaged me something like "Do you want to come with and take photos at this event? Sure you could get some crazy stuff." This kind of  show was a first for me and it was nuts and sold out and I felt like I had stepped into an alternative reality. I had so much fun because I was shooting for myself and had no shot list or guidelines of any sort. I didn't want to get too close to the ring because there were a lot of photographers who were actually working and I didn't want to get in their way (The chaos was real!). That sort of worked out in a way because I feel that I was close enough to capture the energy but far enough to give the images a bit of a voyeur vibe. By the way, my friend Jesus killed it at hosting! I feel like we'll both be back!

Zedd + Alessia Cara / "Stay" Merch

Zedd and Alessia Cara have a new single out called "Stay" and I got to photograph their lifestyle campaign for the song's merchandise! We went to Manhattan Beach to shoot and nothing could have prepared us for how windy and cold it was that day. It was probably one of my most challenging shots that I've done lately... hair flying all over the place, clothes flying all over the place, super cold and unhappy models... But hey, we pulled it off and everyone is happy now! 

Models: Cristina and Roman  Stylist: Dianne Galindo

You can get the merch here! https://zeddlifestyle.com/

Zedd Presents: WELCOME

I shot this fundraiser concert for ACLU ( American Civil Liberties Union) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night. It felt good to be part of an event where people are raising their voice against the current government in the US. As an immigrant, a minority and a woman, I feel very strongly about this cause. 

The line up was super stacked: Zedd, Skrillex, Incubus, Miguel, Mija, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Machine Gun Kelly, Macklemore & Tinashe. 

This was such a trip to shoot because all the artists played small sets (15-20min),  and they just kept coming on stage one after another very quickly. Also, this venue is pretty big so running around to get different angles is always a challenge.  

Ok, here's some of the shots! Bye for now! :)