A sweet staycation at Hotel Joaquin for CEREAL Magazine.
Pro tip: made-to-order breakfast is included, the smoked salmon is amazing. You’re welcome!
A night shoot with Barbie and PUMA for the release of their special iconic Suede sneaker. They even made the full outfit including the shoes for the actual Barbie dolls!
Producer: Love Uffot at We Are Social
Hair and Makeup: Dominique Lerma
Model: Janine Tugonon
Congratulations to Proof Collective on the relaunch of their brand and website!
This was my first time working with a brand on all areas of their visuals - factory visit, e-comm, product flatlays, website assets, and the founders portrait! It’s been awesome being a part of the creative process , along with Chris, from start to finish and seeing all of the hard work of a startup come to fruition. Can’t wait to share all the pieces that they’re coming out with in 2019!
Check out their website for my favorite denim jacket and more sustainable basics.
Super fun portraits with Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects for FRAME Magazine. Found these awesome props in his studio during the location scout and thankful that he was down to try out all of my proposed concepts!
Visited Daniel Libeskind's studio in the Financial District to create a few portraits for FRAME Magazine.
That bench is a prototype made of steel and took 6 people to move!
Thank you for the opportunity, Tracey!
A little time outside of the dance studio with captain, dancer, writer, director, actress Angela Trimbur before L.A. Municipal Dance Squad practice. Read her feature on MISSBISH and learn about her dance team that was featured in TIME and follow along as she shares her journey battling breast cancer. This woman is a spark plug powerhouse inspiration!
For the inaugural issue of TONAL Journal - dedicated to celebrating the strength, ambition, and beauty in women of color. An editorial spread shot alongside the brand video.
Dancers: No)one. Art House - Karen McDonald, Gigi Faye, Shauna Davis, Micaela Taylor, Madeline Leavitt
Creative Director: Lauren Machen
Executive Producer: Zarna
Producer: Nicole Disson
Choreography: Chris Bordenave
Stylist: Caitlin Coelke
Hair: Angelo Rivera
Makeup: Yasuko Shapiro
Loved creating this image library to support AKASA and their mission to create a community in Los Angeles where children and families have access to affordable healthy food opportunities and education on how to best care for their bodies. I spent a morning with the students, teachers, and Veda during their edible garden program. The students plant and harvest herbs and vegetables grown on their campus in planter boxes and hydroponic towers and learn simple cooking skills that they can practice at home.
I've been a supporter of the women at MISSBISH since day one and was thrilled that we were able to work together on the campaign for the launch of their first apparel collection!
We spent a gorgeous sunny afternoon in Venice Beach. In love with the shadows and all the back details.
Huge thanks for the MISSBISH team for this opportunity and for the crew for help making this happen!
Photo Assistant: Adam Elramly
Hair: Iggy Rosales
Makeup: Melissa Murdick
Behind the Scenes courtesy of Adam Elramly
Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis is featured in PEOPLE Magazine to her recently published book The Mother of Black Hollywood. She was everything I expected and more - super hilarious, outspoken and a hoot to photograph. She can even kick her leg over that staircase railing! Still got it!
Thank you Joe and Gladees for the trust and opportunity!
Thank you to the crew for helping it all come together!
Photo Assistant: Ashley Poole
Digital Tech: Logan Bingham
Hair & Makeup: Valente Frazier
Stylist: Vanessa Shokrian
On the final day of Phillip Lim's month-long hiatus this past summer, Alex Maeland and I sat down for an afternoon conversation and portraits in his beautiful gallery-like Tribeca home. Casual and unstructured, the conversation spanned everything from Lim's upbringing in Southern California and creative inspiration to the changing face of fashion, the business of creativity and cultivating a new generation of young creatives. I highly recommend heading over to MAEKAN now to experience the full story including a wonderfully edited audio interview.
Thank you to Alex, Eugene, and the entire team at MAEKAN such a fun opportunity.