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Had a great time shooting this in Vegas earlier this year! Music video I produced & directed for “I’m Inspired”, the new single from JusTme, hip hop artist & mindfulness/yoga instructor. Created in collaboration with YoMIND (executive Producer, Libby Edson). Follow the movement: @yomindmatters & @justmindfulness

We also created a series of videos for use in grade school classrooms, with JusTme leading children in mindfulness exercises. Check out the first one below. You can see view the full video series at YoMIND.com.

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Excited to share a new mini documentary that I directed, “Bee Girl”.

This is the first video in an original storytelling series “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives” from Wolf Heart Creative.

This inspirational short story is about a young woman who finds her passion in beekeeping and conservation. Sarah Red-Laird is the “Bee Girl”, and founder of BeeGirl.org, a non-profit organization based in Southern Oregon whose mission is to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, their flowers, and our food. Learn more and support her work at www.beegirl.org.

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Photo + Motion / Stôn by Latondra

I had the pleasure of working with an amazing new jewelry designer, Latondra Newton, to launch her line Stôn. We collaborated to create photography for her website that represented her aesthetic, and we also created a slow motion video to be used on her website landing page. Check out the video at bottom of this post. A fun shoot with a stellar group of talented women! Hair & Makeup by JJ Jeffries.

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Portraits / “Earth Seasoned” Doc

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Oregon the past few years. One of my favorite discoveries was the Coyote Trails School of Nature, and a program they sponsor which invites five young women to spend a year living semi-primitively in the woods, in shelters they build for themselves. Their stories are quite amazing, and are told in a documentary film, “Earth Seasoned”, Produced & Directed by Molly Kreuzman. You can view the film trailer here and watch for it making the independent film festival circuit this year.

As part of the project, I had the honor of creating a portrait of each young woman. I ask that she take me to her favorite spot on the mountain where she felt most in tune with nature.

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Print + Motion / Playa Vista Campaign

We were blessed with plenty of soft Southern California sunshine for this recent campaign for Playa Vista, the hip sprawling Silicon Beach community on the westside of Los Angeles. I shot still imagery for the ad campaign, and also directed motion capture as we went along, shot by DP Dustin Bath (The agency produced video is at the bottom of the page.) We covered a lot of ground in two days, grateful to an excellent crew & flawless production by 98 West!

Client: Brookfield Residential
Agency: Gunn | Jerkens
Art Directors: Jennifer Stoddard & Jennifer Hirsch
Producer: Rayphe Alexius @ 98 West Productions
DP: Dustin Bath
Stylist: Gillean McLeod
Hair: Jessica Liparoto
Makeup: Alisa Chompupong

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Print Campaign for Echo 56

Sunrise to sunset, we squeezed every ounce of sun out of a beautiful day! We had such a great time with the team at BridgeBrand Lab, shooting on this historic stretch of sand in Newport Beach. Echo Beach was the home of the 80’s vibrant surf culture that took the world by storm, influencing sports culture and fashion alike.

Client: Echo 56
Agency: BridgeBrand Lab
Art Director: Lee Calderon
Acct Exec: Anne Morris
Producer: Deborah Burch / Snog Productions
Stylists: Annabelle Harron & Brittany Penebre
Hair & Makeup: Angelina Butera

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Brand Narrative: The Bee Girl

Meet Sarah Red-Laird, the “Bee Girl”. A southern Oregon beekeeper who founded the non-profit organization BeeGirl.org, she travels the country educating children through interactive workshops, and advocating for conservation through her role as U.S. Ambassador of the BEEWORLD project. See the full series on my website here

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