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The Magic of Edie Sedgwick

The Shop, Onken's World

I think every artist needs a little bit of an Edie, Edie Sedgwick that is. It was one of those late-working friday nights, and I decided to pull out the movie Factory Girl. I find a bit of Warhol in myself, in the sense that I love to shoot people by just letting them be themselves. Capture their natural ethos, if that’s what you’d like to call it. The amazing thing about Edie is that she has a natural charisma

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Sarah Tyler Shoots

Where are you from? Warm-blooded since inception. I am originally from Miami, Florida … swamplands and flickering neon. But interestingly enough, I was born in my pa’s chevy truck en route to hospital. Poor ma. I like to think that this fact does have some kind of influence on the movement in my life. What’s your favorite color? Black. or White. Sometimes Gray … see where I’m going here? Where are you currently? Currently back in la junglas of Panamá

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Coco & Breezy

Visual Essays, Fashion Stories

Coco & Breezy have been long time friends. It was amazing to collaborate with them and The Glamourai down in Coney Island on this fashion shoot to take it back. It was a mere 32 degrees that day and the girls were troopers.

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DESIGN YOUR LIFE

The Shop, Onken's World

“You must give up the way it is… to have it the way you want it.” In digging through inspirational quotes for a special promo project, I came across this quote, which really resonated with the way I see life, and have seen it over the years. I touched on this idea in my Transitions, Passions and Sacrifices blog post, but I wanted to expand a little and make it a bit more applicable to your lives. It’s so true that there

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BURTON L.A.M.B. Collection

Visual Essays, Fashion Stories

I love it when I get to collaborate with friends for a cool brand. Jasmine and I got to jet out to a beautiful lake cabin in Pennsylvania with the Burton crew and create some fun images for the Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B. collection. We chilled, and I even cooked up a storm of Tomato Kale baked egg goodness for dinner. Here’s an excerpt from over at Jasmine’s blog on coming up with the concept. Check out the post for her

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ABS Theory

The Shop, Photography 101

ABS: in my book, it’s Always Be Shooting (Not, Anti-lock Brake System). I think this is highly important in any creative business, especially photography. Honing your craft takes time, as it is a process and a journey. The more you shoot, the more you develop your skills. I think it’s a good idea to always be shooting your own work. My theory is that if you are always shooting for yourself you will always be progressing. I learn new things every time I

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The Ultimate Lifehack: Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence, The Shop

I’ve heard bits and pieces of life hacking, where you can do things to create the life you want. One of my first introductions to the thought of life hacking was when I read Tim Ferris’ book, the 4 Hour Work Week. I’ve already began designing the lifestyle that I really wanted before I read the book, but it really solidified the direction I was heading and equipped me with some bigger ideas. Lifestyle design, it’s hacking your life and

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Lewis Howes Inspires

Lewis has been a really close buddy of mine for the last couple years now. He’s always been a motivation and inspiration. He started his School of Greatness podcast about a year ago where he interviews some really great inspiring entrepreneurs to help people unlock their inner greatness.

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The Tibetan Pilgrimage

There comes a great mystique when not researching the place you’re going before you go. I like going without expectations, which partially happened on this trip. One of the big reason’s I wanted to go to Tibet was the amazing travel portrait work of Phil Borges. I met him a while back and saw his book on the Tibetan Portrait, including the Dalai Lama. Since then, the Tibetan nomads were what appealed to me, and what I inspired me to want

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Priscilla Paints

Where are you from? Born and raised in the Bronx What’s your favorite color? I don’t have one… every color pulls a different, equally as interesting, emotion from me. A wonderfully executed composition of colors takes me to another world sometimes. Painting, skating, music, any other creative hobbies we should know about? I pretty much do anything I think I’m capable of. Besides those things listed, I’ve been building furniture and functional home décor out of scrap wood… a drill,

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