This past weekend a friend of mine, Elias Gurrola, a fashion designer had a show, showcasing his fall and winter lines. He is an incredibly talented and gifted designer and I'm ever so proud to have been able to help out with the event, both with shooting the event itself and also producing, filming, and editing the intro video for the show. I'll plan to share a few of the photos shortly in a different post, but until then take a look at this video we created for the show. I hope you enjoy.
This was literally one of my favorite shoots I've ever been apart of. Rafique, "Flex" is a US Marine and fitness instructor at, Trooper Fitness, in Manhattan. When I arrived to begin setting up, I was greeted by the largest smile anyone could have. Flex, was awesome to work with, and is in the best shape of anyone I've seen in a very long time. We spent a couple hours working on a few different shots and at the end of it I feel like we achieved something great. I had a blast working with him and highly recommend checking out, Trooper Fitness, if you're in the Manhattan area.
I was given the pleasure of meeting Elias Gurrola through a mutual friend and contemporary dance artist, Mark Schmidt. The three of us wanted to create a narrative that told a story of two individuals lost in a post apocalyptic world attempting to navigate the newly abandoned urban landscape.
The project was incredibly rewarding and challenging at the time. We were able to achieve three different looks at three different locations. Our first location being the stairwell at Elias's studio, then moving to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, then finishing in Williamsburg's amazing water front. With Mark Schmidt, and Adam Rybak as models and Courtney Acomb as the make-up-artist, and of course Elias Gurrola as the amazingly talented designer we acheived everything we set out to accomplish.