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Photoshoot in Laguna Beach, California

Here are a couple of the shots from my last shoot in Laguna Beach, California! Hope you all enjoy these as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

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Portraiture of Female Vocalist, Gaby Duran

Here are a couple of stills from my first shoot with vocalist and dear friend, Gaby Duran. Enjoy :)
 

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Right to Wynwood’s Guerilla Screening

This is Oria’s old home in which her family and her lived in for over 50 years. In this house, we filmed and interviewed her for Right to Wynwood, the documentary Camila Álvarez and I have been working on. On August 2013, they decided to sell the property and leave the neighborhood of Wynwood. What was once a home, is now deserted, bombed, and under the demolition process.

On December 1st, #RighttoWynwood screened inside this vacant, now graffiti-filled living room which indicates the final stages of the gentrification process. Residents, ex-residents (including Oria and her family), artists, Wynwood lovers, sociologists, etc filled the melancholic space, and shared their opinions and sentiments on the rapid changes taking place in Wynwood along with their effects.

This night reassured every single effort made towards the endless creation of this documentary. It reminded us of our purpose, and gave us a feeling no extrinsic award could possibly offer. Awareness sparks conversation; conversation is eventually followed by action. More conversation is what we need, and so we keep going. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this amazing event.guerillascreening

Right to Wynwood

Our project, “Right to Wynwood” explores the causes and effects of gentrification in Wynwood. Through interviews with developers, gallerists, artists, community leaders, and members of the local Puerto Rican population, we seek to tell the story of how Wynwood went from Miami’s oldest Puerto Rican community to its largest art district, and what that means for the future of the neighborhood. We want people to be aware of the peculiar way in which the neighborhood was gentrified—one of them being the use of street art as a marketing tool. It’s a story about Miami in every way possible, from art to culture to economy to community. Our film is a documentation of a unique part of Miami’s history that just so happens to be in process right now. Though people have been calling Wynwood the ‘Soho of Miami’, we’ve discovered that this simply isn’t true, as gentrification in Wynwood occurred in a completely different way, with entirely different motives.

We’ve also discovered that no one actually knows what really happened, have never heard the word gentrification in their lives, and for the most part are blissfully unaware of what has been going on in their own streets. Many people are exploring Wynwood, but no one is asking any of the questions that we are.

Producer: Camila Álvarez 

Directors: Camila Álvarez  & Natalie Edgar

Director of Photography: Natalie Edgar

Somewhere in Aspen

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

The Extra Mile: Colorado

On the Edge

“Romanticism stressed the importance of the individual’s sense of awe before the grandeur of nature, resulting in expansive, mountainous views populated by tiny human figures.”

The Extra Mile

On September 10, I started a road trip to California with one of my closest friends. We drove through Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Without any set schedule and the liberty to roam freely, we’ve been able to explore parts of the country we had never seen before. Soon, I’ll be sharing with you the beauties captured when going the extra mile.

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September 15, 2013. Aspen, Colorado. The essentials for this trip include my camera (duh) and a travel journal in which I’ve been collecting little treasures along the way.

Get Liive Football Camp

As summer comes to an end and Football season quickly approaches, I wanted to share my first football related video post. Earlier this summer, I worked alongside Malka Media as the Director of Photography for this promo video for the Get Liive Football Camp. Tennessee Titan’s LB, Collin McCarthy and S.A.S. Sports Training  sponsored this event in which NFL players such as, Philadelphia Eagle’s WR, Riley Cooper and Atlanta Falcon’s K Matt Bosher train and  interact with children whom are passionate about football.  Press play and enjoy!

Last Shoot for “Right to Wynwood”

Both a little sad and proud today after our last shoot for “Right to Wynwood“, the documentary @camialvarez7 and I have been working on / putting our souls into. It’s felt somewhat like an eternity and yet a quick glimpse at the same time. We’re at the final stages of this project that has led us to understand the complexities and the real story behind Wynwood. Can’t wait to share it with you all !

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Markets Around the World: Quito, Ecuador

Whenever I travel to far away lands, a main priority on my agenda is to stop at the local markets. Within each city of every country there are unique characteristics. These details are vivid as you walk through the stalls where vendors and locals gather and share their cherished and most used items: tropical fruits or coconut broom sticks, Mediterranean spices and lanterns, or wine, cheese, and paintings… My photo series of “Markets Around the World” are representations of the uniqueness of individual cultures and the basic need for human interaction, exchange and communion.

Living in corporate America where we stroll through mega supermarket chains, grocery carts in tow in search of the next best processed product of artificially preserved “goods” sealed in boxes or cans, has made me appreciate these places in which the natural, pure, hand crafted are still regarded with value and esteem. For me, shopping in supermarkets feels more like a chore compared to shopping in small markets where you can experience real human synergy instead of the mandatory “Here’s your receipt, Thank you.”

Here are some photos taken with my Iphone in Quito, Ecuador!

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Susset Cabrera’s shoot for the Marshalls Project FAB campaign at the Mondrian South Beach

Last week I worked alongside the beautiful Susset Cabrera, President of Peacock Public Relations and editor of “Miami Beats and Sazon”.  She was granted the opportunity to participate in the Marshalls Project FAB campaign so we had an amazing photoshoot at the luxurious Mondrian South Beach in Miami. Here are a couple of the photos from our shoot. Check out Susset’s full article on her blog “Miami Beats and Sazon” !

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Markets Around the World: Valencia, Spain

Whenever I travel to far away lands, a main priority on my agenda is to stop at the local markets. Within each city of every country there are unique characteristics. These details are vivid as you walk through the stalls where vendors and locals gather and share their cherished and most used items: tropical fruits or coconut broom sticks, Mediterranean spices and lanterns, or wine, cheese, and paintings… My photo series of “Markets Around the World” are representations of the uniqueness of individual cultures and the basic need for human interaction, exchange and communion.

Living in corporate America where we stroll through mega supermarket chains, grocery carts in tow in search of the next best processed product of artificially preserved “goods” sealed in boxes or cans, has made me appreciate these places in which the natural, pure, hand crafted are still regarded with value and esteem. For me, shopping in supermarkets feels more like a chore compared to shopping in small markets where you can experience real human synergy instead of the mandatory “Here’s your receipt, Thank you.”

Here is my Valencia, Spain edition of “Markets Around the World

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Segovia, Spain

Lifestyle, Guyana

Some more photos from our trip to Guyana this summer.

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Guyana, South America

This May, Jonathan Machado and I had the pleasure of working in Guyana, South America.  Neither one of us had ever been to this unique country located just north of Brazil and east of Venezuela. The most interesting part of this experience was immersing myself within the heterogeneous, mixed demographics. The ethnic groups are Indian, African, European, Chinese, and the Indigenous. The two largest are the Indo-Guyanese (from India) and Afro-Guyanese (from Africa).  So, you get to see beautiful Indian architecture and dance to Caribbean rhythms all in one place. We got to eat Creole and Curry dishes, share laughs with our new friends Ryan and Jermaine, and of course document the entire trip.  You can visit Jonathan’s photoblog to view his lovely stills from our travels.  The video we worked on will be up soon as well. Enjoy!

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