This is my new friend Zeno! Started off as a normal shoot, but yo this man and I have a LOT in common. From listening to various japanese rock bands, loving arcades and even talking video games, we got a long right away! Definitely don’t sleep on him, he’s a very successful voice actor in the industry and you may have heard his voice before without realizing! Definitely more work to come with him in the future!
My good friend Chelsea is an executive coach who professionally teaches various clients of all sorts how to be a better professional! She decided to start this project of doing short videos of her various teachings, all completely free on Instagram profile. She asked me to be a part of it to do some behind the scenes as well as some other fun photos, here is what we got! Check out her free coaching video below as well, I promise that you’ll learn at least one thing from it!
When Simone and I first started planning our shoot, the beginning of our conversation started as - “Wait…your area code is 925!? I was born there!” and that’s when two people born and raised in the Bay connect, haha.
But going back toward the shoot, all we had was a day set and a general area we were meeting up at, but nothing really set in stone. Timing got kinda messed up, locations started changing and then the shoot almost didn’t happen. Luckily I persisted, and we figured out a place last minute.
As I was driving to this location, I took the wrong turn and went a route that I usually don’t go and ended up discovering a location I’ve never been, so we last minute switched it up to shoot there. And welp, here’s the end product and it ended up super legit!! It’s always the best when you spontaneously find locations and shoot on the fly. Definitely expect more from Simone and I!
Just as explained in my Instagram post below, here are my favorite photos - or outtakes, I should say - from the 30 minute shoot for If Only You Knew, in celebration of its release today. You definitely can get a lot of shots in a short amount of time, don't ever doubt that! The ep is available now on all streaming platforms and iTunes, enjoy!
Angelicacanfly is an artist and dancer based in Los Angeles who reached out to me over a year ago to do a shoot, and a year later after moving to Los Angeles, we finally did! I'm glad I remembered to contact her after moving and even more glad she remembered me and was still up for it! We took some shots around the I-10 highway utilizing some of Koreatown's streets. For those of you familiar with the area, you know that this environment is very familiar. Always looking to do more outdoor portraits in Los Angeles, please reach out!