Los Angeles, 2019
Make Up + Prothstetics by: @ashmua_
Homage to F. W. Murnau, Max Schreck, and Bram Stoker's "Dracula”
In homage to Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Helmut Newton.
Living on the East Coast was definitely a surreal and beautiful experience. Quietly powerful.
My only regret is that I didn’t accept that Enrico Caruso Record when I had the chance.
Make Up Artist - Mimi Samuel
Actor - Ben Furney
Actress - Miss Ebi
Director/DP/Editor - Pamela Garcia-Aguirre
Stylist - Miss Ebi
Music - Po' me Floanne
INSIDE CHANEL'S BEAUTY HOUSE
Los Angeles, 2018
Entering the house was a beautiful crowded mess of lipstick, red rooms, and their own creative product studio. It was an interesting experience, filled with pop up, elegance, and popsicles. Even on a rainy day it was still magical.
MINX the Label
Photography by Pamela Garcia-Aguirre
Photo bottom left taken by Nick Ramsey.
Los Angeles, CA
'Nymphs in the Desert'
Joshua Tree, 2017
Being in the thick of the plastic factories, liquor markets, abandoned homes, and hidden history we travelled by canoe to the last natural island located between Burlington NJ, and Philadelphia. This was the last piece of land that was not yet destroyed completely by industrialization and corporations. There were many political issues surrounding this island, and many wanted to demolish it and rebuild their visions, some even said they would create it into a golf course, or resort of some kind. As I was walking on the island I was told that there used to be a theme park on the island, and homes. There were many things left behind, old, rusted, forgotten and thriving with history. As I wandered around the deserted island I wondered why nobody was thinking about the true beauty of a natural environment such as Burlington Island. Without maintained nature what would happen to our agriculture, and natural resources? Animals wouldn't be able to live, and we would live in a very ugly place. I remembered how important it was to fight for things you believe in, and never give up trying to make a difference in the community, especially when it comes to keeping natural habitats, and historical landmarks maintained properly and alive such as Burlington Island.
On my journey in the East I had the pleasure of meeting some energetic souls from Philly & Boston known as WAR TWINS (originally called 'Little War Twins', and founded by singer/songwriter Gaetana Brown and drummer/producer James Grey. ) This experience of helping them create their music video for 'Mother Pulls' was a truly mind opening and magical moment in time. We were all inspired by the message and energy of Burlington Island, and decided to film most of the video there. We also shot in different locations such as a collaborative art space I was a part of in Burlington NJ, traveling to New York City, and exploring the streets Beverly NJ.
Go check out their world filled with rock n roll, and experimental passion!
One thing that I truly love about being in Los Angeles, is the amount of creative passion there is everywhere. Photographing this crew and group behind the scenes was a truly magical experience. I loved every moment, everyone was inspired and it was a great energy on set. I enjoyed the story, loved the actors + crew and enjoyed watching Obatarhe’s story come to life.
Viva la cinema!
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BERRIES (A Journey Through Time and Space)
Starring, and Directed by Ebyie Ikuku, The Angel of Death, and myself. What better way to spend the hot days in the Valley than with an experimental film day.