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Apr 8, 2014 / 6 notes

FERAL CREATURE - NYLON JAPAN

Eugenie of Feral Creature had me take awesome pictures of her new place! It’s freaking huge and full of clothes already, it’s like a store but in reality it’s just her closet. Her dogs are the best too! Ms. Chihuahua hoarder! All her dogs are rescue dogs, and they happened to be all chihuahuas.

Also the images were featured on Nylon Japan! Be sure to buy the issue when it comes out! 

You should just check out the images: 

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Apr 4, 2014 / 4 notes

Photography Inspiration #1

So there are a few photographers that I truly admire and love. Their photographs are truly amazing. Here are my top 5 fashion photographers I truly admire right now! They have breath taking work! 

Conan Thai (http://conanthai.com):

Grant Yoshino (http://grantyoshino.com):

Sylvia Gunde (http://sylviagphoto.com):

Irvin Revera (http://graphicsmetropolis.com):

Raul Singson (http://singsonraul.com/):

Until next time for my next round up! 

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Apr 2, 2014 / 5 notes

Feral Creature - March

March was great with blogger Eugenie of Feral Creature this month. Spring is soon to end and Summer is beginning, so we’ve been shooting at the beach and she’s been showing off some more skin, in a good way though! A lot skirts, dresses, and some swimwear! They’re really amazing and edgy stuff for the Summer season coming up but still appropriate to this crazy bi-polar LA weather. Eugenie definitely makes edgy clothes casual and I love it! 

Check out the photos:

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Apr 1, 2014 / 2 notes

Vanity Room - March

I had the pleasure of shooting fashion blogger Dianna of Vanity Room this month. Dianna is a very nice and cute girl. Her style and fashion sense is really great. So for this shoot it was really boho-esque because of all the festivals that’s coming up, so she wanted to dress for the occasions. 

Anyways just take a look at the awesome outfits!

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Mar 28, 2014 / 9 notes

ELECTRIC HAZE - FACTICE MAGAZINE

My 2nd published editorial of the year! It feels amazing to be able work with Photogenics LA, they’re probably my favorite agency so far. Coming back from Georgia, I really wanted to shoot again. So as soon as I landed, I did not hesitate to contact and start a testing relationship with Photogenics! I believe my work has really improved from my trip to Georgia. It really test my skills and show what I’ve learned since I left. It’s amazing what I can do now, but I’ve been working hard to get here, and I’m still learning as I shadow along my mentor Sylvia

I’m truly proud to be published on Factice Magazine. For this shoot, I really loved China Town lights. The neon colors were just amazing as I first saw them when I was kid. Shooting Gabriel was a breeze, he took direction very well and my team was amazing. It was my first time working with everyone, and I’m glad it turn out just awesome. 

Check out the photos:

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Behind The Scenes:

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Photographer: Randy Tran 
Model: Gabriel Leung @ Photogenics LA
MUA: Juli Tang
Hair Stylist: Eddie Neuangthavong
Wardrobe Stylist: Sean Panella

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Mar 27, 2014 / 3 notes

Brian Dublin

I love when friends come and visit from far away. My friend, Brian Dublin is a local singer songwriter in San Jose, CA. I went up there early this year but didn’t have a chance to hangout with him because I told him last minute where to meet up. It’s great that he took a trip down to So Cal though. I knew that he was staying in Long Beach, which is where I reside. So we had to hangout, and I knew that he doesn’t have any portraits of him, so on flyers he would use Instagram Selfies. I definitely took the opportunity to take pictures for him. 

Brian is a really fun and chill dude. Always a pleasure to photograph people who are just calm and relaxed in front of the camera.

Be sure to check out his amazing music on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/bdubzmusic

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Mar 19, 2014

Ero

My friend Ero, who dances for Common Grounds, contacted me to shoot some new portraits of him before his birthday. It’s been awhile since we’ve hung out. We both live in Long Beach, but we do not see each other often. It’s always nice when your friends can ask you to take photos of them. 

Any ways check out the photos:

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Mar 4, 2014 / 6 notes

February - Feral Creature

It was so great coming back to California and shooting familiar faces again. It was so amazing to see Eugenie of Feral Creature, after a whole month of not shooting her, I felt like I was losing my touch! So as soon as I landed in California I told her immediately we need to plan a day to shoot! 

Slowly we’ve both became very busy with our business! I’m so glad that we have both seen each other grow as creatives. Feral Creature’s style is hard to describe but it seems to be that edgy, funky, and chic look. She’s definitely out of the ordinary. There’s nothing that she wouldn’t be able to pull off.

But here are some pictures from our month February!

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Mar 3, 2014 / 3 notes

February - My Belonging

I recently shot Tommy Lei for his style/fashion blog, My Belonging. It was a really fun and casual shoot for his blog.

Tommy is this really chill, laidback dude, and loves food as much as I do. His style really describes him, really casual and chic. For this set he got featured on Details

I was really happy to shoot him this month because we’ve been planning to shoot for awhile. Anyways, just check out the images below! :D

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http://network.details.com/post/army-strong_1393281595

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Feb 23, 2014

A brief thank you note.

There’s nothing but excitement and adventurous moments during this journey. I cannot explain the joy that I had last year, but I have to say, if it wasn’t for the people who enjoy my work, I definitely wouldn’t be motivated to do the things I do. Getting feedback and admiration, I have to say that’s probably the best part about this whole job. I love when I have clients who understand the creativity of this career and understand the work of it. There’s no way to describe how I feel when I get that response when people see my work. It’s a heartfelt feeling when people love my photography. But I know there’s much more to do to pursue what I’m doing. I’m still young in the game but you know, if I pave my path in the right direction I will surely get to where I need to be.  

I want to thank those who have followed my work for a long time and see my progress! I’ve enjoyed my journey as a photographer so far and I’m happy to see myself improve. There’s so much more to learn, but I’m really happy that I could make this happen for myself. From shooting weird shit to actually photographing absolutely wonderful people and things.  I’ve started my year right and hopefully much more will be coming my way. Everyday is an improvement and as I learn more the better things will become!

To all the people I’ve worked with in the past, thank you! You guys are amazing, I hope we all progress and move forward with our choice in life! We creatives do so much to get what we want. Our motivation is what get us through the day. So I appreciate that you guys gave me the opportunity to work with you and join your creation! Without you guys, what is there for me to photograph? THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

Here are some old photos to recap my journey so far:

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Feb 21, 2014 / 7 notes

Chinatown Nights

Ever since I came back to California I’ve been just shooting bloggers and going to meetings with a few people but mostly at home editing and replying to emails. But I did reach out to one of the agencies here in LA, Photogenics Media, and was able to book a model for the weekend. So I had to go location scout for a place to shoot! 


My friend Titus does thing where he only updates his Facebook profile picture once a year and we were supposed to shoot for his profile picture awhile back. Since I wasn’t able to shoot it, I decided to ask him if he wanted to location scout with me and take photos in Chinatown at night. So now the outcome is that he has a choice of many, for his profile picture and I have locations where I exactly want to shoot. 

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Feb 16, 2014

Johnny & Jennifer

So I’ve known Johnny for about 4 years now. We met each other through mutual friends, and he was also into photography. He did it as a hobby, and I actually pursued it as a career. There was also a period of time when I worked for his mother at their nail shop. It was great getting know Johnny. Now he has a girlfriend and works for a car company. It was great seeing him again and being able to take pictures of him and his girlfriend, Jennifer.  They’re both corky and funny, so it was easy to shoot them together. You can see that in the photos I took.

So take a look at the photos I’ve captured! :D

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Feb 16, 2014 / 6 notes

Trips after Trips

So I recently came back from multiple trips, Atlanta and The Bay Area (Nor Cal) just a few weeks ago! I had a wonderful experience with shooting and exploring new places. It was a pleasant time meeting my old friends and making new friends on these amazing trips. 

Atlanta:
So I had a month trip here visiting my family and old friends. I also was able to meet amazing and talented people. I really appreciated that my friend, Aspen, who attends SCAD let me borrow her school’s studio to do my test shoots with the agencies out in Atlanta. I also had amazing news hearing one of my friend is pregnant now, I’m super happy for her.

When I did try to leave back to California, it snowed. It freaking snowed, and my flight got cancelled but luckily I was able to book another flight. I was scared because I had a trip to The Bay Area that weekend of.

These are some photos of my trip to Georgia!

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The Bay:
Coming back from Georgia, I had to go to The Bay area with my mentor, Sylvia. We had a wedding to shoot in San Mateo. The wedding location was breath taking, but sadly we had to shoot indoors because of rain. It seems like weather likes to follow me around. Luckily, my mentor’s client was super easy and chill about it being indoors. 

I got to meet some of her amazing and interesting friends with our mini vacation in The Bay Area. I had such a great time meeting everyone and it was great seeing my friend Patrick again and my other friend Huong in San Jose! OH, and I was able to buy a bottle of Orange Sauce from La Vic’s, so I was super happy. If you haven’t had it yet, you should go try some.~

You can see more photos on my mentor’s blog too:
http://sylviagphotoblog.com/2014/02/12/the-bay-3/

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Feb 15, 2014

Quyen & Adrian

Quyen is an old co-worker that I used to work with back in Georgia doing nails. My friend Johnny, which happens to be her nephew, showed her my work when he was booking me for a shoot with his girlfriend, and she really liked my photography, so she ended up booking me too! This was her very first shoot with her boyfriend, Adrian. They were so easy to work with and great in front of the camera. Glad the day was nice out too! 

Anyways, take a look at the photos I took for them!

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Feb 14, 2014 / 2 notes

Alie Diaz @ Click Model Management ATL

For my first test shoot in Atlanta, I shot with Alie Diaz of Click Models! It was a pleasure working with her, she was just so humble and great! I also had the pleasure of having Drew Lenale on set as my assistant that day too! We’re both growing photographers in the industry and he’s been a very big help while I was in Atlanta. 

We had a few technical problems during our shoot, but we surely wrapped up well and quick! 

This was my first time using gel lights and it’s awesome! Thanks to my mentor, Sylvia, I learned new way of using lights. Here are the few photos from my shoot check it out! 

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Model: Alie Diaz @ Click Models 
HMUA: Monica Eung
Wardrobe Stylist: Lauren Ashford
Photo Assistant: Drew Lenale

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