"INTO THE NOIR" ft. Aja Dang
It really is something when I look back to college (we don't need to discuss how long ago that was) and remember how much I wanted to become a photographer and all the things I did to try and figure out what kind of photographer I wanted to be. Did I want to shoot weddings? Did I want to become a photo journalist? Did I want to shoot fashion? I started by dressing up in different wigs and outfits and doing a lot of self portraiture. To this day, I still do that just for practice. Hmmm maybe I should post one of those one of these days! I then started photographing my friends and coming up with concepts for the shoots. That's when I realized how much I love photographing people and putting together different ideas to make one beautiful photograph. I love working with a team and how fun it is to collaborate on artistic points of view. Over the past few years I came to realize my love for shooting weddings as well and what a surprise that has been (more on that in a post coming soon)!
Today I am still chasing my dreams and every day I try to do little (and big) things to get me closer. Working with Vannga Nguyen, founder of The Advnt Society, felt like I was doing just that. I'm so proud of what we did together. From makeup to hair to the overall concept, it was all so fantastic and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to spend the day in downtown LA. Check out the photos here and I've included some extras that didn't make it in the final piece below!