I wish I could just open my mouth and sing like this dude right here!
That was a damn good splash guys.
Featuring a dope moment with Rae Sremmurd!
Toronto, July 2017
I got to shoot and hang with one of the prettiest faces I've ever seen! Trevor is an actor better known as the dead beautiful twin on the show Riverdale. He was insanely charismatic and a total pleasure to work with. Can't wait to see what he does next! Here he is wearing Roots around their store in Abbot Kinney.
DJ/ Producer Ekali just got signed to the record label Owsla and we did a shoot to have some pretty photos to announce it. Exciting times ahead for this awesome guy who claims he's also a pretty decent cook! Get it boy!
My friends Alex and Chef invited me to third wheel with them for a couple of days in San Francisco and I couldn't resist! We walked and ate and drank cocktails and explored and ate again. Alex is ALWAYS camera ready so I brought my camera everywhere and took these photos on our adventures.
I have a new super badass friend in LA!
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.
I'm a sucker for contrasty black and white so I had to edit some of these like this!
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!
The kinda girl I really respect. The kinda press shots I love to do. The kinda client that becomes your friend. The kinda shoot I really enjoy: Just the two of us, wondering around, chatting and playing it by ear. Love you Anna!
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/
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! :)
Oh my. This was a super intimate preview concert for the upcoming festival FORM and it was totally magical! It was very hard to shoot because you could hear a pin drop and people were sitting down and very focused, so it was hard for me to move and shoot without interrupting the show.
Every performance was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Every time James started singing I died a little bit inside. Me and everyone else!
Can't wait to get to shoot the actual festival in May. If you're a music lover, you should check it out here: http://experienceform.com/
I discovered this girl last week in Austin during SXSW and they had me 100% floored!!! I can't believe I hadn't heard about them yet... No wonder Beyonce signed them to her label... Can't wait to see what super cool shit these two do with their career! Instant supporter! <3
Guys!! What if I told that I went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras season and I got to experience a bunch of amazing people getting ready for one of the most original and fun parades out there! See for yourselves here! What a time to be alive! :)