“And she soared high above the trees, towards the vast escaping light. From the shallows of her darkness, she broke free in majestic flight.” – m.r. It was not even two hours after my flight had landed in Los Angeles that I found myself back where I had left off, Elysian Park. Before departing for New York two weeks ago, the crew and I headed up to the same spot after our latest shoot to […]
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates Photographed by Evan Woods, Ace Hotel DTLA When I first moved to Chinatown, I was curiously drawn to a large hill on White Knoll Dr. As I ascended, the familiar flow of Jay-Z and Kanye flooded my mind, “Made a right on 79th, I’m coming down South Shore Drive (I remain Chi-Town) […]
“The secret to success? It’s simple, consistent originality.” -m.r. Dream boards are useful visualization tools for manifesting your dreams into reality. A constant visual reminder of your goals and intentions helps spark a mental motivation. Ever since I could remember I have been an artist with clear vision. I know what I want and I go after it, by all means necessary. So as a visual learner, having that extra boost of motivation only helps propel […]
“Whether black or white, we both like Mike We both like Jordans.” – Jay Z, Venus vs. Mars This past weekend I turned 23, the year of Michael Jordan. I began to reflect on the past with the intention to see just how far I had come this past year in my personal journey. In terms of coming into my own, I surprised myself with my improvement in creating a distinct voice and style for […]
“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” – Roman Payne Arsenic Magazine Feature Photographed: Ev Marquee Hair/MUA: Daisy Palos Elysian Park, Los Angeles. January 2014 As snow falls in New York, it seems as if Summer has arrived in Los Angeles. I arrive in Elysian Park as the sun shines over the City of Angeles. Palm trees […]
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go agaisnt the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though everybody is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit […]
She’s up all night ’til the sun | We’re up all night to get lucky. -Daft Punk As Spring semester began to wind down the temperature started to warm up. Purple floral trees adorned the sidewalks of Orange, CA. A distinct honeysuckle fragrance filled the air on campus at Chapman University, as the frenzy of finals week foreshadowed the chaos to come – our annual tradition, Undie Run. . . . Wednesday Loud music pounds off […]
“Long you live and high you fly. And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry. And all you touch and all you see. Is all your life will ever be” -Pink Floyd Crafting the illusions of high end style gracefully with budgeted taste . . .
“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” -Hermann Hesse
“The earth has music for those who listen.” ― George Santayana . . .