Words can't describe how I feel right now, but I'll try. That feeling you get when you're opening a gift, and expecting the best (excitement). That's sort of how I felt today when I met my fav fashion blogger, Luanna Perez. This women is my entire inspiration, from my style to my career. In 2010 (my high school days) I came across her lookbook profile. I instantly fell in love with her style and confidence to wear whatever she feels. I drew inspiration from her lookbook and began to push the envelope with my style. She's actually one of the three reasons why I moved to NYC. Now I can cross "meet Luanna" off my list. For more amazing looks, visit Le-happy.com
You don't seem to notice the architectural beauty of things, until you're up on the 41st floor of a skyscraper. Relaxing on this chilly Sunday on my friend's balcony. This is truly a breathtaking view of the city.
Let me know what you guys think of these photos. Comment below, enjoy your day :)
In hopes of chasing my fashion photography career, I migrated to New York. It's been a week since my big move, but it feels like its been longer. Within a week I've reached milestones that would've taken months to reach back home. Today I'm headed out to NYFW 2014 to view the street fashion and network. It's all about making a name for yourself in this city, and I plan to do just that.
Today's look took no time to piece together. Drawing inspiration from the 90's hit TV show "Fresh Prince". I've been dying to wear this vintage button for awhile now, but I couldn't find anything to pair it with. While shuffling through my clothes, I found these acid washed shorts (I totally forgot all about these). Once I pieced these two garment together, the rest of the look came naturally.
Enjoy this beautiful day you guys :)
Button Down - Plato's Closet
Shorts - Thrift Shop
Creepers - T.U.K
Cap - Urban Outfitters
Bag - Urban Outfitters
Photo CC: June R.
There's nothing better than good ol American muscle. Came across this vintage Mustang after open mic, and I immediately fell deeply in love. I had to get some shoots of me with this classic. Excuse my bummy outfit, I was very much relaxing on this night. Wearing the usuals creepers, top hat, and my silver accessories. Good thing I didn't wear any prints, or patterns. That would've clashed with the rustic red of the Mustang.
While shooting a woman named Mary came out, and to my surprise this was her American classic. I snapped a few shots of her in this beauty as she drove away (sad moment).
Photo CC: Jesse Summers
Business calls and I find myself in NYC. While I await check in I decided to mingle with the locals. One in particular found Jesse's (my bestfriend/camera man) attire quite stunning and himself speechless. I think I'll fit in sooner than I thought.
My vagabond get up will be short lived as work begins tonight.
On my days off from class I like to visit the local library in search for some fashion inspiration. Normally I go straight for the grunge / New York street fashion books, but today I looked into something new. I'm not really big on designers or labels but more of a "wear what makes you happy" kind of guy when it comes to fashion. Reading these massive books has changed my entire perspective on the industry. These five designers are some of the most influential in history. Rykiel, Chanel, Valentino, Martin Margiela, and Tom Ford have all made a name for themselves. Knowing that these designers were once in my shoes, young, ambitious, and determined, inspires me to perfect my craft. I may not want to become a fashion designer, but with hard work and determination the sky is the limit.
And who knows, maybe some day I'll be the fashion photographer for one of these renowned names.
Haven't did a post in ages, due to finals and the stress of it all. Decided to take a break from it all and enjoy the fresh air out today. Sporting my teal short shorts and leather bag, with a complementary button down. There's always renovations going on downtown. Making it the perfect spot to explore for industrial / grunge spots to use as a background.
The construction workers were very interested in my little shoot. I love when people seek a interest in things that are unusual to them. Who ever dares to stand in the middle of the road for a quick capture of real life? Being different and chasing what is in important to you is the best feeling ever. You might look back every now and then, but you will never be bored with the adventures. Get lost and chase your dreams! Dare to be different!
Button down from the local thrift store
Shorts from local boutique
Bag from thrift store
Fashion photographer from North Carolina, living in New York. None of my photographs are edited. No Photoshop needed, all natural lighting.