Shoe Palace collaborated with Adidas to curate some outfit ideas for Coachella and hit up my homegirl Beija to model some, and together we created some imagery. Here’s the result!
Much more to come from the three of us. We’ve all made a pact to keep the content coming! Definitely one of those spontaneous, go with the flow type shoots that ended up perfectly working out.
It was a lightly overcast day which resulted in the natural softbox-like natural lighting, and in the general area not only did we use the beautiful and clean white walls but also found some colored gates that matched Simone’s outfit PERFECTLY. An incredible start to the year, I’m pretty proud of these and also very proud of Simone for her significant growth since our last shoot!!
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!
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.