#MODELMONDAZE W/ MIKE MARTIN

Having something dope to look at always helps make my Mon-daze easier. Mike Martin is an artist out of Oakland, CA and the creator of 6638. We shot these candid photos a few weeks ago as promo for some upcoming projects he’s working on.

Disneyland Days

I love going to Disneyland. It’s like going someplace brand new and very familiar at the same time. The atmosphere is celebratory and youthful and makes you feel like anything is possible. I always feel compelled to shoot while I’m there because everything around me is so visually stunning. I’ve yet to really capture the essence of Disneyland in my photos, but I just use that as an excuse to keep going back. One thing I always love about Disneyland is how swaggy everybody is! Aside from the fanny packs, sunhats and ridiculous sandals, most people come with some of their best outfits ready show off their Disney spirit. Of course, the best pieces usually don’t come from the park. Hot Topic has a sick collection of Disney inspired pieces and some of my favorite things I saw were from there as well. One of my main focuses this trip was to photograph Disneyland Street Style in the style of classic street photography.

I failed miserably at capturing the essence of the photographic style, but I do know how to spot great style when I see it, so the photos aren’t amazing, but the subjects are sporting some seriously cool shit.

Theres just too much to appreciate at Disneyland! Disney is really good about finding actors who are truly committed to their roles. When you meet Kylo Ren at Disneyland, it’s not like meeting a character, it’s not even like meeting Adam Driver. It’s like stepping on to Star Killer Base and meeting Kylo Ren. It really adds a lot to the Disney experience.

Unfortunately, I have to wait till summer to come back. But my family will be coming, including two of my nieces and my nephew so I know it will be even crazier and more fun than this trip! What are some of your favorite attractions at Disneyland and California Adventures? And who is your dream Disney Bound? I’m trying to think of a really good group Disneybound that can include myself, my mom, sister, two nieces (15 &11) and my nephew (9), and would love to hear some of your ideas!

XO,

Jess

THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY

In the frigid fall air in rural Oregon a pair of hikers wandered into an abandoned family farm. Hidden among the overgrown weeds and the remains of the family’s tattered belongings the hikers discovered 4 small children living as ghosts. The children, without proper care from an adult developed a survivalist lifestyle, becoming accustomed to the harsh weather and using the piles of broken materials and tools as play toys in their dangerous games.

The hikers were struck by the children right away and immediately started taking photos. The children seemed almost used to their presence, and led the awestruck documentarians  around their home.

 

This was one of my favorite shoots I did this year! I love shooting with my nieces and nephew. They are such great models and always down for whatever crazy idea I want them to try. The love scary stuff and The Walking Dead is one of their favorite shows. For this shoots, I wanted something like The Walking Dead meets Kid Nation, that ill conceived Fox reality show following the lives of 20 children abandoned in the middle of no where and forced to compete to survive.  The final product just screaaaaamed ‘Addams Family’, don’t you think?

XO,

J

Leader of Cool Moons Light Up Lookbook

Just saying a quick hello today, and sharing some shots from a lookbook shoot I did a while back. Leader of Cool Moons is a west coast based lifestyle brand, specializing in handcrafted, recycled, unisex clothing. Theres really not anything else out there like this brand and I love that they’re working to make Fashion a more sustainable art form.

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This handsome boy is Blue. He was rescued a few years ago from a Bay Area dog fighting ring. Dogs that come from situations like that require a lot of patience, love and guidance. For a while, Blue struggled to adjust to normal life, but with the right amount of attention, socialization and a healthy regimen he’s looking healthier and happier then ever.

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XO,

J.

 

Intergalactic: Galaxy Jordan XII Editorial

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Today I’m excited to share some shots from my first published photography series. (eeeeeek) Back in May I designed and photographed a pair of Retro Jordan XII’s. I was lucky enough to have my photos accepted for the November/December <i>Street Style</i> issue of StyleEquation Magazine. This is extra special for me because  not only was I the photographer, I was also the designer so it almost feels like having two things published. Screen shots from the digital mag and original shots included.

 

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