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Anime Expo 2018

My very first Anime Expo ever! I have been wanting to go to this event for years, and now that I live about 8 minutes from the venue, there was no excuse! Unfortunately there was a crazy heat wave going on in LA during that weekend (from literally the moment the convention started 'till it ended) but it didn't stop us from having a great time. We also shot a fun video that you can watch below. We'll definitely be back for round two!

Caleon Fox in LA Chinatown

Some of my favorite photos from the iconic photoshoot with Caleon Fox in Los Angeles Chinatown! Some of these images may look familiar on some promotional flyers or articles, and are now engraced in effohhexx history! Here's some other unseen favorites from the day. 

Mac Ayres and Sylvan Lacue at Union Nightclub

A collection of Mac Ayres, Sylvan Lacue and their friends on two separate nights. So dope witnessing such a loyal fanbase in a very intimate setting. Never listened to either of their music prior to the shows, but I definitely took a peek afterward. Union never fails to introduce me to new, great music!

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.

Angelia Can Fly

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!