Updated: Apr 30, 2020
SOCIAL media, not ANTI-SOCIAL media ♥️...Since the crescendo of COVID19, a new wave of solidarity from creatives & fans has emerged. 🙏🏼 In the midst of a hardship, it's always refreshing to witness unity amongst people of different circles, backgrounds, cultures, niches, etc. I feel there's more to it than a simple "@tagnamehere"; Having said that, I'd like to shout-out 5 fellow creatives & explain why they have my admiration. 📸💕 SCROLL to READ MORE! ✅
* Focus NOT on the name-dropping, but rather the REASONS why I admire the following people. If you're not mentioned - cheer up - I may feature you in the future!
* Today I'll mention PHOTOGRAPHERS due to time constraints, but expect to see more about MODELS and even FANS in the future...
@rr0724photo - From day 1, this guy has CONSISTENTLY been not only my best friend, but a photographer that will NOT give up. 💪🏼💯 Despite is "hiatus"status & often dark sense of meme humor, there's still a desire to explore creativity that keeps him hopeful. That gives ME hope. 🥺 When I see him score a booking & absolutely kill a shoot, it makes me want to tear up & clap <insert Jennifer Lopez.gif> 👏🏼 (IYKYK)! His portfolio continues to grow & he radiates tenacity. He's got that drive we ALL need. 🔥 Thank you for being my very first photographer & best friend since May of 2019 🙏🏼💕... And thank you for adopting me as your deranged monster of a daughter - DEAL WITH IT. 🤣
@k.ha_pix: Y'all ever heard of Casanova...? OOF! 😍🌹 I applaud this gentleman for his unbelievable attention to detail & his mantra on philogyny. He truly knows how to capture a woman's essence & it shows in his work (or his signature OOF FUCC reaction whilst perusing his camera LMAO 📸😂💕- IYKYK pt. 2) If I could describe his style of work I'd call it "Pin-up Boudoir Romance": ethereal lighting, lusty detail shots, goddess-like silhouettes, & IMMACULATE edits *swoon* 🤤. Like the signature vignette he uses, the spotlight is on the model. It's an honor to make it on your roster of gorgeous dolls, Kevin. 🥺👉🏼👈🏼💕 If you want to feel like a Queen, he's the one to call. 👑💯
@jamesfelixraw: Speaking of queens & goddesses, James makes you feel like an AMAZON.🔥 His vision for anatomy is simply mind-blowing! Like, who knew you could fucking stack 2 or 3 models' asses together and have it turn out like the Eiffel-Fucking-Tower?! 🥵 I remember shooting with him: "You, over here...Point those toes...Arch that back...Keep pointing...Let's see those back muscles!" 📸😝 Hearing those instructions brought me back to my ballerina days! James is edgy, the real deal, & pushes boundaries (*COUGH* my 1st ankle monitor appearance 😂🤫🚔) His relentless scouting for models is also incredible. Eez like Pokemon - GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! Last note, if you're into no-bullshit advice watch his IG stories, he tells it like it is 💯 LMAO. Check out his new magazine: @bare.nakd - JUICY STUFF, GUYS! 💦
@kevinwongphotography: Spontaneity is the spice of life! 🙌🏼 Shooting with Kevin is ALWAYS a blast!!! Before commencing the shoot, he already has his vision. Be prepared to get some serious lessons on posing, ladies. 💃🏻 You THINK you look sexy...until he hops on that chair & shows you how to look like a proper SNACC. 😂📸💕 Shooting with him is like a successful Swat Team raid: get in, clear the area, get out. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. ✅ And forget about turn-around time, BRUH...Kevin gives me quality edits HOURS after we've finished shooting! 🤯 Needless to say, his work ethic is stellar, & I'm so honored to work with such a kind soul. 🙏🏼💯♥️
@totomarvs: What can I say about this maven? Like Kevin Wong, he has a swift "get in, get out" method - which I LOVE 👏🏼💯. The more spontaneous or "in the moment" we can make it, the better...and he excels at this. You didn't even spot my double chin because you're so distracted by his brilliant composition 🤣🤫 LMAO. He's the jack-of-all-trades: Cosplay, Boudoir, BDSM, Video - YOU NAME IT. 💪🏼📸 And be prepared for funny ass post-shoot selfies. He's collecting everyone's ugly side so that he can blackmail us models in the future. JUST JOKING! 🤪 Shooting with you is always full of wholesome (and not so wholesome) laughs, Marvin - Can't wait to shoot again soon! 🙌🏼💕
@tqpmedia: Adventure is his middle name. 💯 From the studio, to the streets, to the mountains, to the Hepatitis water of the L.A. River (LMAO)...Mike makes you feel like you're in a movie! 📸🔥 He & I had been in contact for awhile until we finally set a date & made shit happen. 🤜🏻🤛🏼 I always love his signature multi-frame videos, as well as his behind-the-scenes time-lapse clips. 🎥 We have that in common! (Check out my previous post 👉🏼 HERE!) He makes me feel like an absolute Vixen, is generous with edits, great at cross-promotion, & never fails to make me laugh. ♥️ See you again soon, too!
I hope y'all felt the love in this post. ♥️ Camaraderie in ANY community makes an impact on everyone's morale. Whenever possible, support those in need, put your pride aside, & express your admiration for someone else. 🤝
The behavior & work ethic you put out there will inspire others to do the same. Set examples so others can do better. While the world may look like shit, at least we can do OUR part to clean it up. Just like preventing the spread of COVID19 🦠, we must enforce STANDARDS that set people up for success. And failures? We will fix them...together. 💪🏼💯💕
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