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. 

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! :) 

Lost Bayou Ramblers

My oh my! This past weekend my friend invited me to see his Cajun band. We took a little 2.5 hour road trip from New Orleans to Lafayette and we made it to the show at this place called Blue Moon Saloon. I had no idea what to expect and I didn't want to ask too many questions because I wanted all to be a surprise. Best move ever because I was totally blown away. Wow. This was one of the funnest shows I've ever been to. People were there just to dance. The vibes were impeccable! Guys kept asking me to dance and I didn't know what to do or say haha. I finally gave in and danced a little bit! This was such a unique experience for me and a night I will never forget! 

Antoine Troupe

I met this awesome dude a few years ago at Ultra Music Festival. He was dancing with Justin Bieber and I was taking photos with Jack U (Skrillex and Diplo). I just reconnected with him and we did one of the best shoots I've done in a while! We chatted and shot and had the most fun.  He told me he was  Prince's last choreographer... whaaaat?! So much respect. We're already planning a new shoot so I'm sure I'll be sharing tons of photos of Antoine! 

You can check out his Youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/AntoineTroupe