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Kiera Please Infinite Merch Shoot

In celebration of Kiera Please and Tofu Jack’s Infinite EP release, they are selling hoodies to keep you warm during the winter (while listening to the project)! Kiera’s voice is one of a kind and with Tofu Jack’s instrumentals to match have a melodic and hypnotic feel, with my favorite songs Change Your Life and Space Song. Grab a hoodie on her website and check out the ep!

Summer colors and fits by Beija Velez

Title really says it all - Beija really wants to showcase all her fits put together with her sneakers, and what better place to do so with a dope ice cream shop with pastel colored chairs that match the fit!? As you may or may not know, Beija has a talent for styling and she definitely proves it through out shoot together. Expect more shoots featuring Beija in the near future!

Beija at Venice Beach

During the shoot for the Fila x Snkr Inc Mindbreaker, Beija also wore a dope Nike fit that we did a shoot with at the famous Venice Beach basketball courts - my first time being and shooting there. The colors she put together in her fit really complimented well with the tones of the courts, making this shoot very pleasing to shoot and post process.

This shoot also encouraged me to do some brush retouches, which I rarely do, and I remembered a while back that I met another photographer who consistently did brush retouches and used a tablet as his main form of editing. What this further led to was my very first purchase of a tablet! I'm excited to see where that will take my photography editing. 

Beija and I got along really well throughout the day and I'm happy to say that this day's collaboration is definitely the start of a great friendship! Stay tuned for more to come.

Snkr Inc x Fila Mindbreaker

Although I have yet to share any of my past work, I've been shooting for the next up and coming media outlet for sneaker culture Snkr Inc. Their creative director John Columbo is a really good old friend of mine and he reached out to me after I moved to Los Angeles to do some shots for them, and I've swung by ever now and then ever since. I'm really proud of what they've achieved so far, and even happier that I've been given the opportunity to contribute to their company.

Shortly after my return to Japan, John shared the huge huge news with me - he made his own sneaker with the legendary brand we all know, Fila!! Beyond excited for him, he also gave me the honor to shoot the lookbook for them with influencer Beija Velez.

Our main shoot locations were at Marina del Rey, since some of the shoe's concept was derived from a boat - and the remaining was at the Kaws BFF statue due to the matching colors. A huge congratulation to the guys over at Snkr Inc and my mans John for doing his thang.