IrishLatina…

So this is an interesting story of how I met Rebecca and discovered one of the best upcycling designers ever. I was at Los Angeles Fashion Week doing what I do and I see this lady in a gold dress with lime green hair (before Black bear and Mike Posner did it) I asked her for a photo and we had a very amazing conversation. She mentioned she was designer but I had no idea of what I was going to see. 
The runway was changed up to look like a paintball course from what I can put together, I could be wrong but these dancers came out and killed it. Following them were the models dancing and posing. I think I mentioned this in a previous post. But at the end of the show out come Rebecca. I knew that I had to link up with her sooner or later and here we are almost a year later.
She recently moved back to Cali so she isn’t too far from Los Angeles and lucky for me she was up to shoot as well. We set up a date and time and took these amazing shots. I suggested to photograph her rather than using a model which was also a plus since she doesn’t have many photos of herself wearing her work.
Be sure to check out IrishLatina Label at @irishlatinalabel on IG.

Colorwork…

It’s very rare that you see someone’s outfit when it matches the interior of an establishment. As I was walking to work, I decided to pass by the Nice Kicks x Mister Cartoons x Nike Cortez event to get a few snaps of some folks, I passed by a nice Vegan joint called Wild (personally their ice cream is a lot better than Little Damage). I saw this amazing blur of color, this flash of glitter, a burst of turquoise. Jasmine is what I saw and she was all up for a photo or two. I decided to shoot her through the massive windows of Wild just for dramatic effect. I hope you enjoy the photos.

New Portraits.

Terribly sorry, as I keep mentioning I have been very busy but have also managed to find time to take a few portraits while out on the streets on Downtown Los Angeles. I am planning to expand out towards South Central, the place I live and grew up in. 
In the meantime here are a few photos I took last week.

Be sure to stay tuned for a future update and a possible gallery show within the next couple of months.
Thank you for you time.

Sorry for my absence

Hello everyone, I apologise for not posting in a very long time. I have been quite busy and due to a lot of interruptions I gave not been able to post anything on here. I have been keeping up with the Instagram though. Be sure to follow me at @sartorial.losangeles. I will be in full swing of the blog soon enough with insights and interviews of the people I photograph on the streets. Thanks for the support.

Insight

I’ve been asked many times how I decide who to ask for a photo or how I go about looking for a photo to take. The thing is, I don’t really have a technique or process to it. It’s something one has to see for themselves, mainly because I’m not giving talk my secrets in approaching people in Los Angeles about a photo. 

I’ve had a few people accompany me during a walk to observe how I get the shots and approach the diverse people I come across. I’d like to think it was a learning experience for them just as it was for me. If you’d ever like to take a walk with me, feel free to contact me at Sartorial.losangeles@gmail.com and we can set up a day and time to shoot together.

I recently had a good friend of mine come with me on a walk throughout dtla so he can see how I work when I’m out. First thing I told him to take off his earbuds and sunglasses. Always make eye contact with the individual with a smile and bright eyes. But that’s all I’m giving y’all for now. These photos are some I took on my walk with him. I hope you all enjoy.

Be sure to check out his page  @hipsyeruly

On My Walks…

On 8th/Los Angeles st….Downtown Los Angeles, CA

The diversity in this blog has gotten great recognition, but I mainly think it’s because the photos are taken in Los Angeles. 

Walking in Downtown Los Angeles  you can come across anyone. I never know what the person I photograph does for a living or what they have done until they tell me or I see their IG/website. Randomly running into designers, brand owners, artist, musicians and just amazingly great people is insane to me. 

The lady with the dog in her arms is the brand owner/designer of Lux Muse (@luxmuse) a great women’s line that dabbles in leotards, leggings and accessories. She has taken something so plain and simple and turned it into something worth looking at over and over again.

Vintage from the Barrio

Yes I know I’ve been away for a while, but there’s what happens when you’re trying take over the world (Los Angeles). I have been to every corner of this city and have met/seen some of the most amazingly stylish and awesome people. Mainly due to social media which is why I have not been posting much until they gave the okay to do so. But whatever, that’s a different story for no other time. 

I briefly met with a true dandy, straight from the Barrio of East Los. If you are from Los Angeles then you know how sanding the style and times of the 1920s-1950s were. With keeping that tradition alive of being well dressed and ready for a rumble, he has established a name for himself amongst the Pachucos of the modern day. 
@Barriodandy

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